Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined a host of senators from both sides of the aisle to call for a task force to examine affordable housing. 

Rubio joins Republican U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado, Dean Heller of Nevada and Todd Young of Indiana, Democrat U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell of Washington, Chris Coons of Delaware, Doug Jones of Alabama and Tim Kaine of Virginia and independent U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine to launch the “Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act.”

According to Rubio’s office, the proposed task force “will evaluate and quantify the impact of housing costs on other government programs and provide recommendations to Congress on how increase affordable housing options in order to improve the effectiveness of other federal programs.”

“It is imperative that Congress address the affordable housing crisis that is hurting families across the country,” Rubio said on Wednesday. “This bill would help do that by establishing a bipartisan task force that will help make upward mobility more attainable for working class families in the 21st century. I am proud to support this bipartisan legislation so that more of America’s children and families will have a chance to

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