The Senate approved a budget resolution early this morning for a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, which includes $15 billion for a clean extension of the Payroll Support Program (PSP). With the Senate evenly divided, Vice President Harris cast the tiebreaking vote to approve the measure.
“We’ve gotten over the first hurdle, but we must keep up the pressure to get this much needed airline relief signed into law,” said General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “Airline workers are critical to ending this pandemic and getting the US economy back on track and the IAM will not relent until we get a clean extension of the PSP through September.”
The House must now pass the same version of the budget measure before lawmakers can begin writing the final relief package, which could happen as early as today. The final package would then go to President Biden to become law.
Call your Representative at 202-224-3121 to urge them to pass an extension of the Payroll Support Program, and save thousands of frontline aviation jobs.