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Ossoff pushes for law to help cops, teachers buy homes

Senator Jon Ossoff
@senossoff

Georgia’s U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff joined Florida’s Marco Rubio in marking National Police Week by supporting legislation to help public servants become homeowners at an event on Tuesday.

The Homes for Every Local Provider, Educator and Responder, or HELPER, Act creates a one-time use home loan program for law enforcement officers and others. Ossoff joined Florida’s Marco Rubio and others in a show of bipartisan support for the effort.

The measure also includes firefighters, medical first responders and teachers.

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