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Statement from Aaron Jones, Director of Congressional Affairs.

Aaron C. Jones
Statement from Aaron Jones, Director of Congressional Affairs.

"In these situations, the constitution gives the president a binary choice. He can either sign a bill into law, or veto it and return it to the Congress with his objections. In the case of the COVID omnibus, President Trump is trying to approve the bill and return it to Congress, asking for a list of rescissions. But he's unlikely to get Congress to follow through on this request at this late date."

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Aaron C. Jones

Aaron C. Jones

Director of Congressional Relations
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Congressional Relations

The Wilson Center’s office of Congressional Relations works to maintain a vibrant relationship with Members of Congress and their staffs. We organize and run a series of educational programs led by Wilson Center experts, ranging from seminars to podcasts, with the purpose of increasing congressional staffers’ knowledge of international policy. We also coordinate outreach to Capitol Hill, including testimonies by Wilson Center scholars and briefings for Members of Congress.  Read more