efe-epaBy Alfonso Fernandez Washington

The US Senate is ready on Wednesday to approve the largest fiscal stimulus package in the country's modern history to try and counteract the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which could push the economy into a recession.

Despite the emergency situation and having announced an agreement between Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday morning, lawmakers throughout the day continued discussing the elements of the $2 trillion legislation, known as the CARES Act (short for "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act").