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S. 900 (115th): Year-Round Pell Grant Restoration Act

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A bill to improve the Federal Pell Grant program, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Mazie Hirono

Sponsor. Senator for Hawaii. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 7, 2017
Length: 4 pages
Apr 7, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 7, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


9 Cosponsors (9 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senators Hirono, Reed & Whitehouse Lead Call for Continued Support of the Federal Pell Grant Program
    — Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI] (Sponsor) on Jun 5, 2017

Congresswoman Robin Kelly: Im heartbroken for families who will have loved ones taken from them because of this bad bill.
    — Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2] on Dec 6, 2017

Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Year-Round Pell Grants Inclusion in Omnibus
    — Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40] on May 1, 2017

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Apr 7, 2017

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

S. 900 (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. 900. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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