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Marco Rubio says bill aiding police homeownership will 'help the people who help us'

Added 05-22-22 02:29:02am EST - “Sen. Marco Rubio discussed the importance of legislation he introduced with Sen. Jon Ossoff that would help police officers purchase homes.” - Foxnews.com

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WASHINGTON – Sen. Marco Rubio said bipartisan legislation he introduced will allow first responders, including police officers and firefighters, to afford homes in communities they serve, while also helping with recruitment.

Rubio and Sen. Jon Ossoff, who introduced the bill alongside the Florida Republican, held a press conference during National Police Week to highlight the Homes for Every Local Protector, Educator and Responder (HELPER) Act. The legislation would provide a one-time use home loan to police officers, firefighters, medical first responders and teachers.

"Too often those heroes in our communities can't afford to live in those communities that they serve," Ossoff, a Georgia Democrat, said during the Tuesday press conference. "So, we've come together, Democrats and Republicans" to announce this "bipartisan legislation aimed at making homeownership more affordable for heroes and public servants."

Sen. Jon Ossoff speaks in front of the Capitol building about legislation that would help first responders purchase homes. (Fox News Digital/Lisa Bennatan)

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