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ICYMI: Cortez Masto’s Bill to Protect Federal Student Aid for Families of Fallen Heroes Passes the Senate

Wendy Colborne
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Last week, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s Protecting Our Gold Star Families’ Education Act legislation passed the U.S. Senate. If enacted into law, this legislation would expand the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship by ensuring all dependents of first responders and law enforcement officers are eligible and receive the maximum Pell Grant. Additionally, the bill will protect the scholarship, as well as the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant from any future cuts. For more information, please find the Senator’s press release below.The Northern Nevada Central Labor Council applauds this important piece of legislation. If passed, this bill would support the families of firefighters, police officers, and other first responders whose lives were lost in the line of duty.