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Support in House for $32B more for airlines but fate unclear

Support in House for $32B more for airlines but fate unclear
Posted at 7:49 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 20:49:03-04

A majority of the House of Representatives is on record supporting another $32 billion to help airlines pay their workers through next March. The goal is prevent large-scale layoffs in October, when an earlier round of federal aid runs out.

Airlines are staggering under a massive drop in air travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, 195 Democrats and 28 Republicans endorsed more payroll aid for the industry.

But the fate of the proposal is unclear. Republicans who hold the majority in the Senate released a new coronavirus-relief measure that did not include the airline provision.

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