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H.R. 2007: Kids Before Cons Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 6, 2017 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2007

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 6, 2017

(for himself and Mr. LaMalfa) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To prohibit the awarding of Federal Pell Grants to incarcerated individuals, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Kids Before Cons Act.

2.

Limitations on waivers for experimental sites

Section 487A(b)(3) (20 U.S.C. 1094a(b)(3)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(C)

Limitations

Nothing in subparagraph (B) or any other provision of this Act shall be construed to—

(i)

authorize the Secretary to waive the prohibition under section 401(b)(6) on awarding a Federal Pell Grant to an incarcerated individual or any other individual described in such section 401(b)(6);

(ii)

authorize the Secretary to waive the prohibition under section 484(b)(5) on awarding a loan under this title to an incarcerated individual; or

(iii)

authorize the Secretary to award funds to institutions of higher education for providing postsecondary education to incarcerated individuals.

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