WASHINGTON, DC - I am deeply concerned about reports that the Environmental Protection Agency will eliminate the National Center for Environmental Research. From day one, this administration has sought to weaken and outright eliminate science departments and programs, and this reorganization is no different.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced funding authorization for crucial projects at two national labs in Illinois. The Accelerating American Leadership in Science Act of 2017 authorizes funding for Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source upgrade and Fermilab’s Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF).
WASHINGTON, DC - As expected, President Trump’s budget proposes to follow up massive Republican tax cuts for the wealthy with cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, science, and education, while wasting countless taxpayer dollars on his wall with Mexico and unchecked military spending.
WASHINGTON, DC - I voted against this spending bill because it will add hundreds of billions to our deficit and does not provide a clear path for DREAMers to stay in the United States. Congress cannot pass major tax cuts for the wealthy while simultaneously supporting a budget that increases spending.
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.
WASHINGTON, DC – “The release of the classified information in the Republican staff memo represents an egregious and deliberate attack on our independent law enforcement system and Robert Mueller’s investigation.
WASHINGTON, DC - I was disappointed in the President's address tonight. Once again, President Trump has failed to unite the country and offer Congress tangible policy proposals that would actually grow our economy. I am ready and willing to work with my Republican colleagues to rebuild and repair our infrastructure, grow our economy, and combat the opioid epidemic.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced his guest for the State of Union Address next week. Ana Campa Castillo is a DREAMer who arrived in the United States from Mexico City when she was six years old.
WASHINGTON, DC - Last week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) called on President Trump to take further action to combat the opioid epidemic.
WASHINGTON, DC - I supported the three-week continuing resolution to give Republicans time to make good on their promise to debate and to hold a vote on immigration and the DREAM Act. Meanwhile, Republicans have done tremendous damage through their failure to bring even a single spending bill to the President’s desk for a signature.
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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.
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, toured the waterways in Lemont on Friday to help plan transportation infrastructure and to get more federal dollars for it.
"This is an important part of the economy," he said.
JOLIET – U.S. Congressman Bill Foster, D-Naperville, is stepping up the fight against the deadly opioid epidemic sweeping Illinois and the rest of the nation.
Brewing is a growing business in the Aurora area that is beginning to get some attention.
The Flores family of Bolingbrook had a special guest Friday evening.
Seated with them at the dinner table was U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville. Foster came to their home – along with several members of the media – to discuss immigration programs that would have benefited Pedro Flores, the father of the family, who is an undocumented immigrant.