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

By: - December 16, 2020 5:21 pm
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)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Kansas Reflector. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.

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