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Mar 3, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the House passed H.R. 1471, the FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2015, legislation that would help to close the Payer State gap by giving Illinois communities a fair shot at securing federal disaster funding.  Currently, federal disaster declarations are issued based on a calculation using a state’s population.

Mar 3, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced the Advancing Standards in Regenerative Medicine Act to help foster innovation in regenerative medicine, a burgeoning field that holds potential for more targeted medical treatments for chronic and life-threatening diseases.

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Feb 24, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke at a hearing of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee titled Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe: Gravitational Waves.

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Feb 11, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster applauded the emphasis on science, transportation and infrastructure, and substance abuse treatment funding in President Obama’s FY2017 Budget, singling out the new construction start for the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Feb 11, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, Congressman Bill Foster spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to recognize the life and contributions of Dr. St. Elmo Brady, the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry.

Video of Foster’s speech can be found here.

Feb 8, 2016 Press Release

 Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and 34 Members of Congress wrote President Obama to request robust funding for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the organization that is responsible for ensuring that Iran fulfills its commitments as outlined in the recently negotiated nuclear agreement.

Feb 8, 2016 Press Release

Joliet, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster brought together community leaders to discuss the ongoing fight against the opioid epidemic happening throughout the Eleventh Congressional District and the country.

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Feb 4, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC— Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor about President Obama’s challenge to find a “moonshot” to cure cancer. Foster argues that the moonshot is achievable, but only because of many years and millions of dollars of investment in federal research and development.

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Feb 2, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, President Obama proposed $1.1 billion in new funding to combat opioid abuse and heroin addiction throughout the United States. Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) praised the increase in resources and called on Congress to adopt the proposal.

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