Sen. Rubio Again Seeks Student Loan Deferment for Terrorism Survivors

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Thursday reintroduced a bill that would allow survivors of terrorist attacks to receive automatic deferments of their federal student loan payment.

“We should do everything in our power to help those who survive a terrorist attack to get their life back on track,” Rubio said in a statement. “While in the aftermath of a terrorist attack, survivors like those of the horrific Pulse nightclub shooting, can be eligible for some relief, existing law does not automatically recognize these types of extraordinary circumstances. Giving survivors some time to regroup by delaying their student loan payments is just commonsense.”

Rubio first introduced the legislation in 2016 following the shooting at a gay nightclub, Pulse, in Orlando, Florida, where 49 people were killed and 53 were wounded.

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