A new, bipartisan COVID-19 relief package would include $17 billion for the struggling airline industry, a spokeswoman for Senator Mark Warner said Tuesday according to Reuters News Service.
The overall stimulus package would be for $908 billion, short of the $1.3 trillion CARES Act that was passed by Congress in March. This second stimulus has been delayed for four months now, mostly by partisan bickering among lawmakers and partly when Congress shut down for the national election.
Airlines received $25 billion in March.
According to Reuters, Warner’s office said the plan includes $15 billion for transit systems, $4 billion for airports, $8 billion for private buses and $1 billion for passenger railroad Amtrak.
The proposal is designed…