S. 1352: Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act

Introduced:

May 14, 2015

Status:

Passed Senate on May 10, 2016

This bill passed in the Senate on May 10, 2016 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Robert “Bob” Casey Jr.

Senior Senator from Pennsylvania

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: May 11, 2016
Length: 7 pages

Prognosis:

88% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to increase Federal Pell Grants for the children of fallen public safety officers, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

More than 200 public safety officers — including firefighters, police officers, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers, and law enforcement officials — are killed or die each year in the line of duty. With a major source of parental income depleted, children of these deceased can find it difficult to pay for college, as if skyrocketing tuition costs didn’t make it difficult ...

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History

May 14, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 10, 2016
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

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