A4A Supports Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020

Dec. 15, 2020
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Airlines for America (A4A) voiced its support for the proposed Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020.

The trade organization released a statement from A4A president and CEO Nicholas E. Calio, acknowledging the bipartisan effort in Congress to provide relief to the U.S. airline industry.

The statement reads, in part:

"We applaud the bipartisan group in Congress – namely the efforts of Sen. Susan Collins and Sen. Joe Manchin – for reaching agreement on a proposal that provides relief to the hardworking men and women in the U.S. airline industry, and we enthusiastically support the Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020.

"If passed, this legislation will extend the Payroll Support Program (PSP), which will provide direct payroll support to U.S. airlines and protect the jobs of flight attendants, pilots, gate agents, mechanics and others. We are deeply appreciative of the efforts by those Members who worked to find common ground and forge consensus on a solution to address critical needs."

Calio's statement encourages both the Senate and the House to approve this legislation quickly and urges the president to sign it into law.

To read A4A statement, visit: https://www.airlines.org/news/statement-from-a4a-president-and-ceo-nicholas-e-calio/