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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:

Jul 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Bill Foster (D-Ill.) and Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) and U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) reintroduced the STRONGER Patents Act to protect and support inventors and innovators and ensure that our patent system protects this essential property right.

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Jul 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced H. Res 468, a resolution supporting DREAMers in the military. The resolution calls on the Secretary of Defense to authorize DREAMers to serve in the armed services.

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Jun 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted two amendments offered by Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) to support R&D programs important to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the future of U.S. space exploration. Both amendments were adopted into the Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill.

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Jun 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion blocking the addition of a “citizenship question” to the Census for now:

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Jun 4, 2018 In The News

An innovation hub already is drawing young, tech-savvy talent to the Naperville area to design the machines of the future.

The new high-tech incubator along the Interstate 88 high-tech corridor, known as Hub88, is on schedule to officially open sometime in September, said Glenn Luckinbill, one of organizers.

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May 23, 2018 In The News

Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, will host a forum to discuss teen suicide and mental health in Bolingbrook next week.

Foster invited his constituents in the 11th U.S. Congressional District to the forum via an email.

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May 9, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran has at least one local congressman voicing his opposition.

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Mar 29, 2018 In The News

As the "Me Too" movement gains strength, employees in the Fox Valley need to know that sexual harassment claims in the workplace will be investigated thoroughly, participants at an Aurora forum on the issue said Thursday.

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Feb 2, 2018 In The News

Will County, Park Forest and Richton Park joined a dozen other government entities at Argonne National Laboratory to be recognized by SolSmart for efforts in encouraging the growth of solar energy.

When it comes to energy sources, "there ain't one better than the sun," said Park Forest Mayor John Ostenburg, who chairs the Energy Committee of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus.

Feb 1, 2018 In The News

Representative Foster on Trump Administration Science Policy

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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Jan 24, 2018 In The News

Usually when U.S. Rep. Bill Foster visits a school in his district, he's checking out the science projects students created.

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.

Jan 24, 2018 In The News

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.

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Jan 9, 2018 In The News

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.

Dec 4, 2017 In The News

Speaking Monday in Aurora, U.S. Rep.

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