BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX)- The Senate late Wednesday passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The unanimous vote came despite misgivings on both sides about whether it goes too far or not far enough and capped days of difficult negotiations as Washington confronted a national challenge unlike it has ever faced.
Senate passage delivered the legislation to the Democratic-controlled House, which will most likely pass it Friday. House members are scattered around the country and the timetable for votes in that chamber was unclear.
Congress Bill Flores joined KBTX in-studio on Wednesday night to talk about the plan, what's in it, and what happens if this phase of the bill doesn't pass.
Click on the video player to watch our interview.