WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (Reuters) – Support for the US aviation sector is a matter of national security and any law supporting it can only be approved by Congress if parliamentarians are confident that they can draft a text with broad outlines, a said Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday.
In an interview with Bloomberg TV, the Democrat said she was optimistic that she and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin could come to an agreement on a comprehensive plan, she said, “to spray the virus, to honor our heroes and put money in the pocket of Americans ”.
According to Nancy Pelosi, there is a consensus that aid to airlines should come within a much broader legislative context.
And these two initiatives (air and global support), while they do not necessarily have to be taken at the same time, will have to ensure that “we will go beyond aid to the airlines alone”, she said. .
Democrats are calling for the establishment of a $ 25 billion support plan for the airline industry while defending the development of a much larger aid plan amounting to $ 2.2 trillion.
On the White House side, we want to keep the cost of this global plan around 1.600 billion dollars.
The Trump administration is focusing its efforts on creating “stand-alone” bills to support the airline industry, and securing $ 1,200 in aid to individuals.
At her weekly press conference, Nancy Pelosi said she did not know what the chances were of reaching a deal with the White House while reporting “progress”.
Earlier today, US President Donald Trump said on Fox Business that Republicans and Democracies had started working on it, “when he announced on Twitter on Tuesday that negotiations on this support plan would be frozen until ballot of November 3.