South Floridians who are struggling financially over the public health restrictions to contain the COVID-19 pandemic moved closer toward receiving federal aid.
The Senate cleared a new relief package with a 90-8 vote on Wednesday. President Donald Trump said he is ready to sign the new bill, which had bipartisan support.
The $1 trillion plan is meant to cover the cost of testing for COVID-19, extend paid sick and family leave and strengthen unemployment insurance.
The Treasury Department expects to be able to send direct payments to workers who are facing a financial loss because of COVID-19 by early next month.