North Central College in the News

North Central College dean interviewed on FOX 32 Chicago

Jan 16, 2021

Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo talked about COVID-19 stimulus relief bill

On Christmas Eve, members of Congress scrambled to save the bipartisan COVID-19 relief deal after President Trump demanded changes, creating another setback after Republicans refused to go for the $2,000 stimulus checks. Democrats pushed for it after president demanded them. If no deal were met, many could be left without unemployment benefits since they expire the day after Christmas.

Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, was interviewed on FOX 32 Chicago, where he discussed the COVID-19 stimulus relief bill developments.

“I mean, the procedure moves this morning about a unanimous consent decree was really a long shot,” said Dr. Caliendo. “That wasn’t likely to happen. I think when Congress gets back in session on Monday, there will be a full vote on some decisions to be made in the House about whether or not to go forward with the $2,000 checks, but it’s been pretty clear Senate Republicans are going to go for it. So, the president really has a holding all the cards at this point and that we have to see how he’s going to move.”

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