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H.R.4000: Scholarships for Kids Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Luke Messer, R-Ind.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 5, 2014
Latest Major Action March 5, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Scholarships for Kids Act - Amends part A of title I (Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to give states the option of using their part A allocation to carry out a Scholarships for Kids program.

Requires participating states to use their part A allocation to provide a grant to the parents of eligible children for use, as allowed by state law, in:

  • supplementing the budget of any public school their eligible child is able to attend without fees;
  • paying for all or a portion of the fees required for their child to attend another public school in the state;
  • paying for all or a portion of the tuition and fees required for their child to attend an accredited or otherwise state-approved private school; or
  • paying for all or a portion of the fees required for their child to participate in a state-approved supplemental educational services program.
(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 5, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
Feb. 12, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture.
Feb. 7, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 5, 2014 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology
Feb. 5, 2014 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Feb. 5, 2014 Referred to House Agriculture
Feb. 5, 2014 Referred to House Financial Services
Feb. 5, 2014 Referred to House Education and the Workforce