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Foster Statement on Passage of FY2017 Omnibus

May 3, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – I am pleased we were able to pass a bipartisan spending bill. It is an encouraging first step for this Congress as we fight to maintain our country’s leadership role in science and innovation. I am cautiously optimistic that Congress can work together on the FY18 budget and secure funding levels that promote a healthy economy and strong scientific infrastructure. We will need to wait and see if this spending bill represents a real rejection of President Trump’s so-called skinny budget that gutted vital funding for science and scientific research.