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Foster’s bill aims to keep STEM graduates in U.S.

By ALEX ORTIZ | Joliet Herald-News | Oct. 7, 2019 U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is supporting legislation to provide lawful permanent residence status for certain advanced science, technology, engineering and mathematics degree holders. The Keep STEM Talent Act would allow graduates with advanced STEM degrees to remain in the country after their graduation, according to a news release. […]

Rep. Bill Foster latest House Democrat to support Trump impeachment inquiry

By Lynn Sweet WASHINGTON — After wrestling with a decision over the past months and listening to constituents, Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill., told the Chicago Sun-Times on Tuesday he supports a Trump impeachment inquiry — which for all practical purposes is being conducted by the House Judiciary Committee. “I spent a lot of time listening to […]

RELEASE: Over Two Dozen Democratic Leaders Endorse Bill Foster for Congress

NAPERVILLE, IL –Today, Foster for Congress announced the endorsement of numerous local Democratic Party officials in the 11th Congressional District. Foster, a scientist and businessman who was first elected to Congress in the district once held by disgraced Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, has represented the 11th district since 2013. “I’m honored to receive […]

Foster ‘proud’ to vote for DREAM Act to protect migrants

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, called his vote for a bill to provide legal status for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children one of his proudest moments in Congress. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors, or DREAM, Act was originally filed by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, in 2001, but […]

Federal News Network: A NIST official subtly breaks with administration budget detail

By Tom Temin As the cherry blossoms fade and the muggy Washington summer approaches, the federal budget hearings have cranked up. Those for big departments make the cable TV shows because committee members are sometimes less interested in the federal budget than in some political bone to pick with the secretary. But what about at components, […]

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