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Foster Statement on the Fiftieth Anniversary of Fermi National Accelerator Lab

Jun 15, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - It is an honor to recognize the fiftieth anniversary of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, where I spent most of my career before becoming a Member of Congress. Fifty years ago, in the midst of the Cold War, scientists from all over the world came together to develop new technologies and to explore the fundamental nature of matter. The discoveries scientists made at that laboratory built on the prairies of Illinois will remain in the science textbooks forever, and I am proud to have been among them.

As a Member of Congress, I will continue to stand up for the best interests of science, and of the men and women who work at Fermilab – and all of our National Laboratories – as their work continues to move scientific discovery and our society forward.