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S. 597 (115th): Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act

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

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Sponsor and status

Robert “Bob” Casey Jr.

Sponsor. Senator for Pennsylvania. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 7, 2017
Length: 7 pages
Mar 9, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on September 7, 2017 but was never passed by the House.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congressional Funding Bill Includes Casey Legislation to Aid Children of Fallen First Responders
    — Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA] (Sponsor) on Mar 21, 2018

Casey, Toomey Legislation To Help Children of Fallen First Responders Passes Senate
    — Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 8, 2017

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

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Mar 9, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Sep 7, 2017
Passed Senate (House next)

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

S. 597 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 597. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

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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