PSP- The Next Hurdle
March 2, 2021
Early Saturday morning (February 28) we celebrated a big win in the fight to secure PSP through September 2021. The House voted 219-212 to pass the bill and move this vital legislation along to the Senate. While the vote did pass in our favor, it is important to understand that although we do have supporters on both sides of the political arena, no Republicans voted in support of the bill, and two Democrats voted against the bill as well. The margin of success was narrow.
We need to be prepared to push even harder as the bill makes its way to the Senate. It is up to us to ensure we have the support of our elected leaders in Congress. Each of us should be calling and emailing our representatives daily. The more action they see, the harder it will be for them to vote against a bill millions of Americans desperately need.
Shifting our primary focus to the Senate does not mean we won’t continue our push in the House. As the bill develops in the Senate, we will need continued support from the House to see this through.
Bob - Congress must extend the Payroll Support Program for the sake of all aviation workers. As a 30+ year veteran Flight Attendant, I do not want to see so many of our newest and not so new sisters and brothers of this amazing profession to be out of a job, no paycheck or benefits, especially health benefits during a pandemic. Extend PSP!
TAKE ACTION: Call, Write Congress
"Hello, I am a constituent calling to ask [Representative] /[Senator] to help save my job as an essential worker. Pass COVID Relief and extend the Payroll Support Program for essential aviation workers through September 2021. Keep us connected to our jobs, our paychecks, and our healthcare. Thank you for your urgent attention to this." Write Congress to #ExtendPSP>