It has been requested that the $1.5 billion be included in the next relief package planned to go out to Americans in the coming month. Currently, a second stimulus package is being put together with debate occurring on both sides of the aisle.
The addition of an amendment to provide relief for U.S. ports would be the first of its kind, since zero relief has been provided as of today to protect endangered jobs in a perilous economy where every dollar counts.
According to the AAPA letter, it is “essential that U.S. ports maintain a state of readiness and sustain our critical responsibility in the supply chains that provide food, medical equipment, and other essential goods for the citizens of this country.”
Until a new package has been announced, port workers can only hope and pray that aid comes their way.
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