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APS: What Life is like as a Scientist in Congress

Every politician develops a narrative about why they turned to public service. As the only Ph.D. physical scientist remaining in the U.S. Congress, I spend a fair amount of time trying to recruit my future replacement(s). The following is drawn from a presentation—really a recruiting talk—that I have given everywhere from the Yale Physics Department […]

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Climate · Science

Breitbart: Dems Agree with Putin, Communist China on Paris Climate Change Agreement

President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that the United States will not comply with the Paris Climate Change Agreement agreed to by former President Barack Obama in 2015 without the consent of Congress. Not everyone agrees with the decision, including Democrats, Vladimir Putin and the communist Chinese government. “The Russian Government has said it supports […]

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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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Climate · Science

Foster Statement on President Trump Withdrawing From Paris Climate Accord

Naperville, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord: “Earlier today, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the multinational environmental agreement aimed at addressing climate change. The agreement is currently signed by almost 200 nations […]

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