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Press Release: Foster Speaks about Security Threats from Advanced Technology and Bioterrorism

Jul 27, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) offered an amendment to draw attention to areas of rising threats to national security. The amendment was offered as a part of H.R. 3219, the FY2018 National Security Appropriations Bill.

“For more than 70 years, nuclear weapons have held center stage among threats our national security and global safety, because of their unique capabilities to threaten the existence of all mankind,” Foster said. “But we live in a world where newly emerging and potentially equally great threats loom, including bioterror and lethal autonomous weapons systems. Each of these threats poses a unique problem, and Congress should allocate funds to proactively counteract them.”

Video of Congressman Foster’s floor speech is available here.