WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) reintroduced a bipartisan resolution in honor of Pi Day, March 14. Pi (represented by the Greek letter π) is an irrational number representing the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle that mathematicians, architects, engineers, and scientists use in calculations.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) released the following statement for the national gun violence walkout:
WASHINGTON, DC - I am deeply concerned about reports that the Environmental Protection Agency will eliminate the National Center for Environmental Research. From day one, this administration has sought to weaken and outright eliminate science departments and programs, and this reorganization is no different.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced funding authorization for crucial projects at two national labs in Illinois. The Accelerating American Leadership in Science Act of 2017 authorizes funding for Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source upgrade and Fermilab’s Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF).
WASHINGTON, DC - As expected, President Trump’s budget proposes to follow up massive Republican tax cuts for the wealthy with cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, science, and education, while wasting countless taxpayer dollars on his wall with Mexico and unchecked military spending.
WASHINGTON, DC - I voted against this spending bill because it will add hundreds of billions to our deficit and does not provide a clear path for DREAMers to stay in the United States. Congress cannot pass major tax cuts for the wealthy while simultaneously supporting a budget that increases spending.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced legislation that would boost the growth of a national Fab Lab network. Fab Labs are facilities equipped with a set of tools that allow individuals to create anything using laser cutters, 3D printers, and other digitally controlled machine tools.
WASHINGTON, DC – “The release of the classified information in the Republican staff memo represents an egregious and deliberate attack on our independent law enforcement system and Robert Mueller’s investigation.
WASHINGTON, DC - I was disappointed in the President's address tonight. Once again, President Trump has failed to unite the country and offer Congress tangible policy proposals that would actually grow our economy. I am ready and willing to work with my Republican colleagues to rebuild and repair our infrastructure, grow our economy, and combat the opioid epidemic.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced his guest for the State of Union Address next week. Ana Campa Castillo is a DREAMer who arrived in the United States from Mexico City when she was six years old.
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Representative Bill Foster (D-IL) talked about his concerns over the Trump administration’s science policy and personnel on CSPAN's Washington Journal.
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While the subject of science came up Wednesday afternoon, students from Metea Valley High School were more interested in the Naperville congressman's take on the recent government shutdown and net neutrality.
A House Democrat will bring a “Dreamer” to President Trump’s inaugural State of the Union address next week as lawmakers try to keep the heat on the White House and Congress to shield young immigrants who were brought to the U.S.
Scientists at Fermilab were told Tuesday by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry the particle physics research facility is one of the "jewels" of the United States.
Speaking Monday in Aurora, U.S. Rep.
Ending a tax deduction for interest paid on student loans. Raising taxes for more than 100,000 graduate students who receive tuition waivers. Imposing a levy on endowments at certain private colleges and universities.
Local Congressional members toed the political party line Thursday when the U.S. House voted 227-205 in support of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which calls for major changes in the personal and corporate tax structure.
JOLIET - Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, announced Tuesday that Joliet Junior College was awarded a National Science Foundation grant worth $649,901, according to a press release from Foster's office.