Tuesday, 02 February, 2021
Update on Additional COVID Stimulus Legislation
NATA continues its efforts to advocate for relief for aviation businesses as Congress and the White House pursue additional COVID stimulus legislation. President Biden has outlined a $1.9 trillion request to Congress and met last night with a group of Republican senators seeking a compromise package with a lower price tag.
Democrats in both chambers are taking steps in preparation to use a process called budget reconciliation to pass the stimulus spending legislation, which could work to expedite the process.
While the contents of the draft legislation are being held closely by party leadership, NATA is advocating that Congress consider extending the Payroll Support Program and that contractors to the airlines again be made eligible for the program. After some early stage discussions, we are cautiously optimistic both a PSP extension and support for contractors will be included in the House’s reconciliation proposal.
NATA will update you on any developments.
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The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has been the voice of aviation business for 80 years. Representing nearly 3,700 aviation businesses, NATA’s member companies provide a broad range of services to general aviation, the airlines and the military and NATA serves as the public policy group representing the interests of aviation businesses before Congress and the federal agencies.