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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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Naperville Sun: Standing up for science

Scientists, students, educators and activists from Naperville and the Fox Valley will take to the streets of Chicago this weekend as part of the March for Science. Billed as one of the largest global gatherings to promote science ever held, nonpartisan March for Science events were scheduled this year for Earth Day, April 22, as […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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