Dems Seeks Aid For Unions

Via The Washington Examiner:

House Democrats planning a new and sweeping economic relief package to respond to the coronavirus say they’ll include federal aid for troubled union pensions.

Democrats have just begun drafting the relief bill, which they said would include enhanced family paid leave, more money for food stamps, and new worker safety requirements. 

The pension bailout, if included in the measure, could cost tens of billions of dollars if it matches a pension relief package the House passed last year. 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, told reporters she believes President Trump has signaled interest in aiding troubled pension programs but that it was excluded from the $2.2 trillion package signed into law last week because Senate Republicans, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, did not want it in the bill.