House Minority Whip Roy BluntRoy BluntSanders: GOP blocked 'Trump proposal' to lower drug prices McConnell: We'll start Obamacare repeal on day one Could bipartisanship rise with Trump government? MORE (R-Mo.) tried to allay taxpayer concerns over the rescue package.

"It's not a bailout, it's a situation where American taxpayers are going to invest money in a way that ensures that they'll have a return," he said.

He noted the bill's provision that requires the president to come up with a plan to recoup any lost money due to the program after five years.