Aviation Unions and Industry Urge Congressional Action to Extend PSP

Aviation Unions and Industry Urge Congressional Action to Extend PSP

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 7, 2020) — Aviation unions, including the Association of Flight Attendants, and airline industry groups sent the following letter to Congressional leadership today calling on them to pass a PSP extension:

"We are disappointed that negotiations between Congress and the Administration over additional COVID-19 relief were suddenly suspended yesterday. 

"As leaders representing airline labor unions, U.S. airlines, and trade associations representing the travel industry, we are frustrated that an agreement could not be reached to provide support to people suffering from the impact of the pandemic while also being relied upon to drive the economic recovery from this health crisis.

"Both the Senate and the House have introduced bills that would protect airline jobs and air service through an extension of the PSP. Overwhelming majorities in both chambers support doing so. Notably, leadership in both chambers have already taken steps to advance the legislation. During circumstances as dire and significant as these, an idea that enjoys resounding support from majorities in both parties and in both houses of Congress should not fail. We call on leaders to resolve any procedural issues and proceed as quickly as possible to extend the PSP in time to preserve this extremely effective and efficient jobs and infrastructure program."

Read the full letter here

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