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

It’s a law designed to help the people who help us,” ルビオはフォックスニュースに語った.

ルビオとセン. ジョン・オソフ, 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) 行為. The legislation would provide a one-time use home loan to police officers, 消防士, 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. “そう, we’ve come together, 民主党と共和党” to announce thisbipartisan legislation aimed at making homeownership more affordable for heroes and public servants.

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その. Jon Ossoff speaks in front of the Capitol building about legislation that would help first responders purchase homes.

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

民主党の担当者. Al Lawson and Bonnie Watson Coleman, as well as Republican Reps. John Rutherford and John Katko introduced companion legislation in the House when Rubio and Ossoff introduced their bill in October.

It creates a financing option that might not otherwise be there,” ルビオはフォックスニュースに語った. “They’re struggling in many parts of this country to be able to afford to live in the cities that they’re serving.

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その. Marco Rubio speaks in front of the Capitol building about legislation that would help first responders purchase homes.

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

The HELPER Act would create a new home loan assistance program for police officers, 消防士, EMTs, paramedics, and pre-K-12 teachers who have served for at least four years in their respective roles. The act would eliminate mortgage down payment and monthly mortgage insurance premium requirements.

The chairman of the United States Capitol Police Labor Committee, a union supporting Capitol Police officers, said the bill would also help attract new police officers.

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Gus Papathanasiou, United States Capitol Police Labor Committee chairman, speaks in front of the Capitol building about legislation that would help first responders purchase homes.

Gus Papathanasiou, United States Capitol Police Labor Committee chairman, speaks in front of the Capitol building about legislation that would help first responders purchase homes. (Fox News Digital/Lisa Bennatan)

These are incredibly difficult times to recruit young men and women to law enforcement,” Gus Papathanasiou, the committee’s chairman, said during the press conference.

In the next five years, United States Capitol Police will have to hire 500 new officers just to keep up with retirements,” Papathanasiou 前記. “加えて, we have to hire over 800 new officers just to meet the new threat environment as we face attrition following the January 6th attack.

He called D.C. “one of the most expensive housing markets in the country.

Houses in the nation’s capital have a median sale price of $ 705,000 – a 9% increase year-over-year, according to Redfin.

The HELPER Act gives us an important tool to help officers access the housing market and have their slice of the American dream, which is homeownership,” Papathanasiou said.

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