US lawmaker criticizes Senate airline aid plan


By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate proposal to help distressed airlines by giving them at least 14 years to repair underfunded pensions is "irresponsible," a key House of Representatives lawmaker said on Tuesday. Rep. John Boehner, the author of pension reform legislation in the House, said he was sympathetic to the plight of troubled air carriers, and would consider proposals to help them as part of an eventual compromise with the Senate. But the airline ...

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