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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 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, an amendment offered by Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) to highlight the unequal distribution of federal transportation funds passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of an appropriations package for the Department of Transportation. The legislation now awaits action in the Senate. 

Jun 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to provide $4.5 billion in emergency appropriations to address the humanitarian crisis at the Southern border:

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Jun 21, 2019 Press Release

JOLIET, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that the University of St. Francis (USF) will receive an award from the Department of Health and Human Services in the amount of $1,452,947.

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Jun 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, an amendment offered by Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) to support funding for the Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) project and promote science diplomacy passed the U.S.

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Jun 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Late last night, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted all four amendments offered by Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) as part of the appropriations bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education.

The four amendments offered by Congressman Foster and adopted in the legislation would:

Jun 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) sent a letter to the Comptroller General of the United States requesting that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conduct an independent review of the distribution of federal budget receipts and expenditures across the United States.

Jun 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act:

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May 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) released the following statement after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s press conference on the conclusion of his investigation:

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May 6, 2017 In The News

One of Chicago's most venerated meteorologists joined a Naperville congressman, several scientists and a former 

Apr 23, 2017 In The News

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.

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Apr 21, 2017 In The News

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.

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Apr 21, 2017 In The News

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.

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Apr 18, 2017 In The News

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.

Apr 14, 2017 In The News

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.

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Apr 3, 2017 In The News

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.

Mar 28, 2017 In The News

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.

Mar 16, 2017 In The News

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.

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