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May 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Foster released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Nuclear Deal:

Apr 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA) reintroduced a resolution to fund the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) will lead the resolution in the Senate.

Apr 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Steven Knight (R-CA) introduced H.R. 5610, the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act.

Apr 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced a resolution in support of science diplomacy in the United States and around the world. This resolution recognizes that the United States and the world must continue to work together to address complex global challenges while highlighting that collaboration advances the diplomatic interests of the United States.

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Apr 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Foster’s amendment to the Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act passed the U.S. House. The amended legislation would strengthen the Volcker Rule within the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act by making the regulatory process more efficient.

Apr 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the failure of the so-called Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States:

Apr 3, 2018 Press Release

Naperville, IL - Last night, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted a community forum to discuss gun violence. Over 300 people attended Community Christian Church to listen to speakers and ask questions.

Mar 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) released the following statement on the 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act:

Mar 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) offered an amendment in the Financial Services Committee to make the Volcker Rule more effective. Currently, a committee of five regulators writes the rule, and each holds veto power. This rulemaking procedure has led to regulations that are delayed, inconsistent, and more complicated than necessary.

Mar 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) introduced H.R.

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In The News

Jan 6, 2017 In The News

It’s the first week of the 115th Congress and science is already in the hot seat. A bill introduced this week by House Republican Erik Paulson threatens to pull the plug on the medical device tax introduced under Obamacare, and which has already been suspended for two years. Many in the scientific community believe it’s an ominous sign of things to come.

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Nov 20, 2016 In The News

Gobal climate change is the "most serious long-term problem this country will face," but until legislators begin to believe and act, the only option available is to raise public awareness and urge public pressure, U.S.

Sep 19, 2016 In The News

Last week, the Republican-controlled House Committee on Science held a hearing to discuss a contentious move it made during the summer — sending out sub

Aug 8, 2016 In The News

Representatives of Illinois and Wisconsin universities today presented the Champion of Science Award to Congressman Bill Foster.

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Jul 28, 2016 In The News

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.

Jul 20, 2016 In The News

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. 

Jul 11, 2016 In The News

Congressman Bill Foster is the U.S. representative for Illinois’s 11th district. Before moving into politics, Representative Foster enjoyed a successful career as a high-energy physicist and particle accelerator at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

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Jun 24, 2016 In The News

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.

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Jun 23, 2016 In The News

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.

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