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Airlines are warning they'll have to start cutting tens of thousands of jobs in the month before the elections unless they receive more financial relief from Washington. The dire predictions put industry supporters like President Trump in a tough situation. Severe job losses would deal another blow to the economy so close to Election Day, particularly in battleground states, but air carriers already received significant government aid earlier in the pandemic to help weather the coronavirus downturn and avoid layoffs in the near-term. The airline industry is asking for a $25 billion injection to postpone any job cuts at least until April.
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U.S. lawmakers and the White House neared agreement on a coronavirus economic aid package McConnell urged bipartisan efforts at passing "smaller, non-controversial pieces of legislation." As a result, even if the House passes a deal on Friday it is not expected to be considered by the Senate
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is urging House of Representatievs Speaker Nancy Pelosi to pass separate bills to aid airlines and other sectors, given failure to agree on a broader package of stimulus funding, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Tuesday.
"The onus is really on Speaker Pelosi, so we encourage her to send one-off bills, perhaps airline funding, or other elements that we could work through the process to get to the American people," McEnany said.
Congress has been deadlocked over approving another round of economic stimulus to blunt the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. With the first $25 billion in aid to airlines due to run out this month, the White House is urging lawmakers to pursue a stand-alone bill.
(Reporting by Steve Holland; writing by Andrea Shalal; editing by Jonathan Oatis)
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