H.R.2007 - Kids Before Cons Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] (Introduced 04/06/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/06/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2007 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/06/2017)
Kids Before Cons Act
This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to limit waiver authority of the Department of Education (ED) under the Experimental Sites Initiative.
Specifically, it prohibits ED from waiving statutory provisions that ban Pell Grant eligibility and federal financial aid for incarcerated students (e.g., as part of an experimental initiative to allow incarcerated students to receive Pell Grants for postsecondary education opportunities). The legislation also prohibits ED from awarding funds to an institution of higher education for providing such postsecondary education to incarcerated individuals.