WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Foster (D-IL) issued a statement on the National Science Foundation’s reported cuts if the President’s FY2018 Budget Request takes effect. The agency estimates that 13,000 researchers, professionals, and students could be affected by the proposed budget cuts.
Joliet, IL - Last night, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted a community forum to discuss the latest news about the debate over health care and the Affordable Care Act.
Over 100 people were on hand to hear from a panel of healthcare experts and concerned constituents of the 11th District.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) reintroduced a resolution supporting DREAMers in the military. The resolution calls on the Secretary of Defense to authorize DREAMers to serve in the armed services. Allowing DREAMers to serve would improve military readiness and let young people who grew up in the United States serve the country they call home.
Aurora, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that VNA Health Care in Aurora has been awarded a Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant for their FreshFirst program. The FINI grant program, which is provided through the U.S.
Washington, D.C. - It is an honor to recognize the fiftieth anniversary of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, where I spent most of my career before becoming a Member of Congress. Fifty years ago, in the midst of the Cold War, scientists from all over the world came together to develop new technologies and to explore the fundamental nature of matter.
Washington D.C. - My thoughts are with Majority Whip Steven Scalise and my colleagues, their staffers, families, and the Capitol Police who work hard to keep Members of Congress safe. This kind of cowardly attack on Members of Congress is horrific. Violence has no place in our government or politics, and I wish everyone who was injured a speedy recovery.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that East Aurora School District 131 has been awarded a Farm to School grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This annual grant program provides funding to support the use of locally produced food in schools.
Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted a telephone town hall on the latest developments in the debate over health care and Republican attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Over 6,000 people from the 11th District participated in the discussion.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) led a letter to the heads of federal science agencies, including the Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, and National Aeronautics and Space Administra
Washington, D.C. - The CHOICE Act is a perfect example of the kind of legislation that caused the Great Recession, when millions of hard-working families lost their homes, jobs, and their hopes for economic security and well-being. In the emergency response to the financial crisis, I worked with Barney Frank and my other colleagues to make sure it would never happen again.
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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.
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.
This Saturday, scientists and science advocates from all walks of life will converge on Washington, D.C. and in cities throughout the country to draw attention to the need for evidence-based policies. As the only PhD physicist in Congress, I will march as a concerned member of the scientific community, not as a congressman.
This Saturday thousands will join the March for Science in Washington, D.C. in the name of evidence-based decision-making in all levels of government.
President Donald Trump's proposed cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts would not only be felt by local theaters, arts organizations and museums, but by local businesses and community members, U.S.
More than 200 people gathered Thursday for a Naperville community forum on health care and the Affordable Care Act, many of whom told U.S.
As the only Ph.D. scientist in Congress, I am honored to take my perspective as a scientist to Washington and make thoughtful policy decisions based on facts. It also means I have an obligation to speak out when our national policies deviate from sound scientific principles.
Your recent editorial “What struggling Illinois should learn from fellow blue state Rhode Island's success” failed to recognize the single largest factor in our state’s fiscal woes.
Wintry weather on the East Coast delayed U.S. Rep. Bill Foster's introduction of a resolution that designates March 14 as National Pi Day.
It’s a fraught time for science and the American government.