A day after Speaker Michael Madigan pronounced the gay marriage bill 12 votes short, a group pushing the issue tried to recapture momentum by announcing support from seven Illinois Democratic congressmen --- even though they don’t get to vote in Springfield.
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.
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.
Auora, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster again invited constituents of the Eleventh Congressional District to participate in the “Valentines for Vets” program.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) responded to Governor Bruce Rauner’s State of the State address, arguing that Rauner has “misdiagnosed the source of Illinois’ fiscal problems.”
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement as “Implementation Day” of the Iran nuclear agreement is acknowledged:
Foster with State of the Union guest Tim Ryan
Foster with anti-heroin advocate Tim Ryan at Overdose Awareness Day in Chicago.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11), a PhD physicist and the only scientist in Congress, released the following statement on North Korea’s alleged nuclear test:
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) called President Obama’s announcement of executive actions to curb gun violence “an important step.”
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Democratic U.S. Senator Dick Durbin Congressman Bill Foster met with current and former students at Aurora University who have benefitted from the Obama Administration's recent immigration directive.
When he was little, Jemuel Stephenson had the bug to make things.
So when he was 10, his mother took him to Fab Lab, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology creation that provides free access to sophisticated computer-controlled manufacturing equipment.
AURORA – U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, and Waubonsee Community College President Christine Sobek on Thursday announced a proposal to put a manufacturing laboratory in Waubonsee’s downtown Aurora campus as a way to invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators.
AURORA — A federal bill could be just what Waubonsee Community College needs to secure funding to build a state-of-the-art “Fab Lab” in Aurora.
When Congressman Bill Foster was raising his daughter, Christine, he once bought an old mill drill machine in the hope she would start designing and creating whatever inventions her young mind could manufacture. The effort didn't result in a Fortune 500 company, but she did walk away with some basic design and machine skills as well as some Styrofoam toys.
An Illinois congressman is proposing legislation that would promote advanced manufacturing in the United States while investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs. U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Naperville) is introducing the “Fab Lab” legislation.
The impact of the federal sequester heavily influenced President Barack Obama's speech to scientists at Argonne National Laboratory Friday afternoon, as he painted a bleak picture of American research being outpaced if funding dries up.