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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will hold a press conference with law enforcement and members of Congress on Tuesday May, 17 at 4:30 PM at the Senate Swamp to highlight the Homes for Every Local Provider, Educator, and Responder (HELPER) Act during National Police Week. 
 
The HELPER Act would establish a new, one-time use home loan program for law enforcement officers, firefighters, medical first responders, and teachers. Rubio and Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA) introduced the bill in October 2021. Representatives John Rutherford (R-FL), Al Lawson (D-FL), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), and John Katko (R-NY) introduced companion legislation in the House. The bill is supported by Heroes First Home Loans. 
 
When: 
Tuesday, May 17, 4:30 PM EDT
 
Where: 
Senate Swamp 
 
Speaker list: 
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA)
Representative John Rutherford (R-FL)
Representative Al Lawson (D-FL)
Representative John Katko (R-NY) 
Sam Royer, National Director, Heroes First Home Loans 
Dabney Scott Hudson, President, D.C. Fire Fighters Association 
Chief A.J. Panebianco, President, Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police 
Gus Papthanasiou, Chairman, FOP/United States Capitol Police Labor Committee 
 
Note: Credentialed members of the press can email Ansley_Bradwell@rubio.senate.gov to RSVP.