North Central College in the News

North Central College dean interviewed on FOX 32 Chicago

Jan 16, 2021

Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo discussed defense policy bill and COVID-19 relief

During Christmas week, it marked 28 days left in the White House for President Trump tossed out multiple surprises—vetoing the defense policy bill, threatening to tank the stimulus deal and handing out a lot of pardons as well. Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, interviewed on FOX 32 Chicago on December 23, where he discussed all these moving parts on the political spectrum.

“Members of Congress will come back next week, and they’ll vote,” said Dr. Caliendo. “They’ll vote on this bill again to override a veto. They clearly passed it the first time with two thirds majority in both houses, which would be enough to help it become law over the president’s objections. It’s hard to say whether or not the next few days will be spent by White House aides on the phone, trying to get congressional Republicans to peel off. Certainly, the Democrats are going to pounce on the $2,000 check because that’s what they wanted in the first place. They may move to pass a bill that would move toward $2,000 checks, but I don’t think that’s going to go in the Senate, where the procedures will be on the side of the minority in that case.”

Click here to watch the full interview on FOX 32 Chicago.