Congress close to emergency relief deal with direct payments, added unemployment benefits

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was expected to unveil the details of the Republicans' proposal for extending jobless benefits but adjourned without doing so. (Jan. 23, 2020, photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says lawmakers made headway on negotiations toward a new COVID-19 relief package. (Jan. 23, 2020, photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)