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Foster Hosts Roundtable to Discuss Shutdown Impact With Business, Education and Research Organizations in IL-11

Oct 16, 2013
Press Release

Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) met with representatives from businesses, municipalities, education and research organizations from Illinois’ 11th District to discuss the impact of the government shutdown and the potential impact of default.

“This reckless and unnecessary shutdown is causing damage to our economy and our communities, it’s time to end this manufactured crisis,” said Foster.  “This shutdown is causing uncertainty and delays for businesses, it’s stopping world-class research being done at our national labs and universities and it’s hurting our schools.”

“As a scientist and businessman, I know that uncertainty and delays can derail product development and investments in research and education that supports our economy,” added Foster. “Our economy is still recovering from the worst recession since the Great Depression, we cannot afford to put our recovery at risk.” 

The group included representatives from Will County, the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, Bendix, Ecolab, Grundfos, Argonne National Lab, Fermi National Lab, the University of Chicago, Everest College and other groups with operations or economic interests in the Illinois 11th.