Aaron Jones is serving as the Director of Congressional Relations and came to the Wilson Center from Capitol Hill, where he served for eight years in the office of Rep. Hal Rogers (KY). While working for Congressman Rogers, he handled policy issues on an array of topics including health care, transportation, energy, and agriculture. He was also deeply involved in the appropriations process, working on a daily basis on legislation with the Appropriations Committee. Aaron attended Morehead State University in Kentucky (B.A.) and the U.S. Naval War College (M.A.). His expertise is in federal budgeting, the appropriations process, legislative history and U.S. politics, and he has given several lectures and presentations in these subjects. He is active in his church and has many hobbies including playing several instruments and spending time with his wife and three children.