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    With a 25 year Career in Particle Physics,
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    At 19, Bill Co-Founded a Company
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STAT: Congress’s one PhD-trained scientist will join march on Washington

WASHINGTON — Congress’s one PhD-trained scientist is planning to join the march on Washington on April 22 — “not as a Democratic member of Congress, but as a scientist.” Thousands of scientists and science advocates are expected to participate in the March for Science, and Congressman Bill Foster of Illinois, a Democrat and physicist, will […]

New Yorker: Two NASA Engineers Try Out Politics

When Natalia Sanchez was fourteen, she travelled from her home in Bogotá, Colombia, to San Francisco to spend the summer with an aunt. During her stay, she took dozens of pictures of freeways—the on-ramps and off-ramps, the way the roads overlapped. “To me, it looked like ‘The Jetsons,’ “ Sanchez told me recently. “This country […]

Foster’s Statement on TrumpCare Legislation Withdrawl

Naperville, IL – Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement through his campaign following Republicans’ failure to bring the American Health Care Act (AKA TrumpCare) up for a vote: “Today, I was proud to stand with my Democratic colleagues, as well as many Republicans, to defeat the American Health Care Act, better known as […]

Foster’s Statement on Trump’s First Two Months in Office

Naperville, IL – Today, the campaign of Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued a statement on his assessment of the Trump Administration two months after the President took office: “After last year’s election results, we knew things would be very different with Republicans controlling all levers of power in Washington. I didn’t expect how quickly President […]

Pacific Standard: What It’s Like to Be a Scientist in Congress: Bill Foster

Doctorates in research-based fields offer an inside view of the outlook for science under President Donald Trump. It’s a fraught time for science and the American government. In his first few weeks in office, President Donald Trump appointed climate change deniers to his cabinet, promised to cut $54 billion from the part of the budget […]

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