Yahoo! News – US House-Senate Panel Votes Pension Accord: “negotiators writing a final version of a pension bill agreed to provide about $80 billion in pension relief for U.S. companies by changing a formula for contributions.
The lawmakers, reconciling House and Senate bills, also agreed there should be another $1.6 billion in extra aid for major airlines and steel companies.
Democrats warned the accord was unlikely to pass the closely divided Senate. “