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Top Senate leader asks Republican support on autos

Top Senate leader asks Republican support on autos

The Senate's senior Democrat is asking the top Republican to allow votes next week on new emergency loans for the three main U.S. automakers and more jobless aid to the unemployed.
Sen. Harry Reid wrote to Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday asking him to clear Republican roadblocks to passing the package in a postelection session that begins Monday.
Reid says aid for the auto industry and jobless is "especially urgent."
McConnell has not taken a public position on such a plan. He is calling instead for a measure that would speed release of a separate $25 billion loan package for the carmakers approved in September to help them develop fuel-efficient vehicles.


Updated : 2021-10-22 15:29 GMT+08:00