WASHINGTON, DC - As the only PhD physicist in Congress, I supported the Iran Deal after a review of its technical enforceability and its ability to functionally dismantle Iran’s nuclear weapons program. It has succeeded in every aspect of what was agreed to and has made the world safer thanks to the broad international coalition that made this deal a reality.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that Yasmeen Hussain will join his Washington, DC office. She is sponsored by the Biophysical Society as part of the Congressional Science & Engineering Fellows Program that is managed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr.
WASHINGTON, DC - We woke up to unimaginable news this morning. We stand in solidarity with Las Vegas today. We will mourn those we lost too soon and will keep their families and friends close to our hearts. But we cannot accept these tragedies as normal. There is no reason why a fun night at a concert should turn into a death sentence.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced the bipartisan Smarter EPSCoR Act to ensure research dollars are distributed in an equitable manner. Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) is also an original cosponsor of the bill.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to end the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program.
Washington, DC – On Tuesday, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) led a letter to President Trump with Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), urging him to implement the recommendations of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. It was signed by 52 Members of Congress.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the passage of the spending bill in the U.S. House of Representatives:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the failure of the skinny repeal in the Senate:
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) offered an amendment to draw attention to areas of rising threats to national security. The amendment was offered as a part of H.R. 3219, the FY2018 National Security Appropriations Bill.
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) spoke on the U.S. House floor in support of an amendment that would provide $2.5 million to the Office of Technology Assessment. The amendment was offered as a part of H.R. 3219, FY2018 Appropriations Bill.
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Representatives of Illinois and Wisconsin universities today presented the Champion of Science Award to Congressman Bill Foster.
Believing in paying its employees a fair wage, IKEA hosted Congressman Bill Foster to tour its Bolingbrook facilities and speak on the importance of raising the minimum wage.
JOLIET – The difficult journey of one woman in her 90s trying to visit Wal-Mart for grocery shopping was shared Wednesday at a panel discussion in Joliet on transportation for seniors.
Argonne National Laboratory will get a new supercomputer that’s over 17 times faster than its existing one — the result of a $200 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, officials announced Thursday.
The supercomputer, named Aurora, is slated to begin operating in 2018 and will replace Mira, Argonne’s current supercomputer, which is now the fifth-fastest in the world.
Several U.S. House Democrats from the suburbs participated in a multi-hour, high-profile sit-in to try to pressure Republicans for a vote on federal gun control legislation.
JOLIET – Not even a gray, overcast sky and light rain could dampen the enthusiasm of Star Wars fans who crowded downtown Joliet on Saturday to celebrate the nearly 40-year-old science fiction adventure saga.