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Scientific American: A Fix for the Antiscience Attitude in Congress

By The Editors of Scientific American The White House and Congress have lost their way when it comes to science. Notions unsupported by evidence are informing decisions about environmental policy and other areas of national interest, including public health, food safety, mental health and biomedical research. The president has not asked for much advice from […]

Physics World: Serving the public

Taken from the September 2017 issue of Physics World Particle physicist Bill Foster has served in the US Congress for almost a decade. He calls on more physicists to get involved at all levels of government and politics It is hard to read the news these days without a degree of trepidation over the future […]

Bolingbrook holds Will County Resistance Fair

About 100 local political activists, organizations and some elected officials came out to the Holiday Inn and Suites in Bolingbrook on Saturday for the Will County Resistance Fair. The free event came about to connect several progressive organizations and causes to Will County residents as sort of a one-stop shop of political networking. The event […]

Foster Statement on Illinois Budget Veto Override

Illinois has gone three years without a budget. I am grateful that more than a dozen Republicans in the General Assembly joined with Democrats to override Governor Rauner and produce a true compromise. I am distressed, however, to see the Governor’s continued intransigence. Illinois has tremendous challenges that can only be met when we are […]

Foster Statement on Failure of Illinois Budget

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the Illinois budget failure: Illinois is the first state in eight decades to go without a budget, and Springfield’s continued failure to pass a budget has caused irreparable damage to our schools, roads, and medical assistance facilities in our state. This budget failure […]

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