The Trump administration has proposed a new stimulus, this time in excess of 1,5 billion dollars (1,3 billion euros), to which is added 20 billion dollars (17,03 billion euros) solely for the airline industry , advances “Reuters” this Thursday, October 1.
Negotiations for an economic stimulus have been at an impasse, since the White House and House of Democrats have not reached consensus on the value. The White House stands firm at $ 1,5 billion while Democrats want $ 2,2 billion ($ 1,9 billion) help for US citizens.
The White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, pointed out that the discussion continues to focus on values, although the White House has already agreed to go beyond the value it had set. "As you go over $ 1,5 billion, it's very difficult to justify," said Meadows, explaining that the White House is unlikely to accept a value that starts at $ XNUMX billion.
In the most recent proposal, according to the chief of staff, there are $ 20 billion intended solely for the aviation sector and airlines, which have been severely affected by the new coronavirus. This aid gives six more months for airlines to recover, while the United States and the world do not resume flights with the intensity before January.
This Wednesday, two North American airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines, said they were in the dismissing 32 workers, since economic rescue aids from Washington were slow to arrive. To regain jobs and minimize losses, airlines were asking for a new ransom in the order of $ 25 billion (€ 21,3 billion).
In March, when the first stimulus was approved, the airlines received a joint aid of 25 billion dollars (21,3 billion euros), but due to the situation having extended for longer than expected, the aviation is asking for more financial aid.
Last March, the United States approved a historic economic stimulus worth 2,3 billion dollars (two billion euros), the money being used to help families, citizens who lost their jobs and needed unemployment benefits. , businesses, hospitals and the 50 states that build the United States.