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H.R. 949 (115th): Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act

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

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Sponsor and status

Brian Fitzpatrick

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2017
Length: 6 pages
Feb 7, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 7, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

See Instead

S. 597 (same title)
Passed Senate (House next) — Sep 7, 2017


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Fitzpatrick underscores new laws merit during Pa. event with first responders
    — Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1] (Sponsor) on Apr 9, 2018

Boyle, Fitzpatrick Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act Signed into Law
    — Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 23, 2018

Casey, Toomey, Donnelly and Collins Continue Fight for Children of Fallen First Responders
    — Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA] on Mar 9, 2017

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Feb 7, 2017

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H.R. 949 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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