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Sep 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after Sterigenics announced it would permanently close its facility in Willowbrook, IL:

Sep 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the Speaker of the House announced the House of Representatives will move forward with an impeachment inquiry into President Trump:

Sep 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Bill Foster (D-IL) and Mark Takano (D-CA) and Sens.

Aug 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement in support of the U.S. House of Representatives opening an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump:

“I take no pleasure in announcing my support for the House to begin an impeachment inquiry into the President of the United States.

Aug 12, 2019 Press Release

BERKELEY, CA – This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) will lead a congressional delegation on a tour of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and SLAC Accelerator Laboratory in California.

Jul 29, 2019 Press Release

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and U.S. House of Representatives Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) will lead a bipartisan congressional delegation on a tour of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

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Jul 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced legislation to amend the penalties students face when convicted of minor marijuana offenses. Under current law, a student convicted of possession of marijuana could lose their federal student aid for an extended period of time.

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Jul 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019:

Jul 18, 2019 Press Release

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.

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Jul 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to condemn President Trump:

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Jun 13, 2017 In The News

For decades, Chicago has had a backyard view of science at its most sublime. At Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, physicists hone our understanding of the universe by trailblazing the frontier of the subatomic.

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Jun 9, 2017 In The News

Illinois lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are pushing back against cuts in President Donald Trump's proposed budget, which they warn could mean layoffs at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia and Argonne National Laboratory near Darien.

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Jun 8, 2017 In The News

Following the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey Thursday, Illinois District 11 Representative Bill Foster (D) is calling for an aggressive investigation into any hints of obstruction of justice. In a statement, Foster stressed the importance of transparency and accountability from the U.S. President during the ongoing investigation into Russian hacking.

Jun 7, 2017 In The News

Some local members of Congress are raising the alarm about proposed job and funding cuts at the Fermi Accelerator Laboratory and Argonne National Lab — and there’s some political jabbing going on, too.

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Jun 2, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster blasted President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement and said it will financially hurt suburban companies.

May 18, 2017 In The News

Members of the House of Representative Committee on Science, Space & Technology—including representative Don Beyer (VA), Jacky Rosen (NV), Mark Takano (CA), and a number of other Democrats—have signed and submitted a letter to President Trump expressing concern over the President's methods of receiving scientific informat

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May 12, 2017 In The News

Rep. Bill Foster stood before 17 graduates of the Kane County Drug Rehabilitation Court and congratulated them for not letting addiction define their lives.

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May 6, 2017 In The News

One of Chicago's most venerated meteorologists joined a Naperville congressman, several scientists and a former 

May 6, 2017 In The News

A panel featuring WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling and physicist-turned-congressman Bill Foster told a supportive audience Saturday at North Central College that deniers of human-caused climate change are the equivalent of the people who caused thousands of deaths by denying the science on cigarettes decades ago.

Apr 23, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On a day when tens of thousands of people crowded the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to march for science, a Congressman who canboast the only science PhD on Capitol Hill is something of a celebrity.

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