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Airline Aid Focus of Discussions in White House, Congress

  • Grants to airports, tax relief, loans discussed in House
  • Labor groups negotiating for voluntary leaves of absence
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The White House is pressing for ways to assist U.S. airlines staggering under the weight of the coronavirus outbreak as House Republicans explore tax relief, loans and grants for the industry.

Airline aid is a key area under discussion, President Donald Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow told Fox Business. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have been holding talks on airline assistance, Kudlow said Monday.