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AAAS: “Where’s the science?” asks Congress’s only PhD scientist

AAAS Center for Public Engagement Visiting Scholar Karen Akerlof is studying they ways in which Congress uses science. In October 2017, she hosted a workshop on how to promote evidence-informed policy in Congress. The report from the workshop will be released next week. She also sat down with Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) to learn more about […]

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Foster Endorsed by Sierra Club

Naperville, IL – The Bill Foster for Congress campaign today announced the endorsement of the Sierra Club for the 2018 election cycle. Since its founding in 1892, the Sierra Club has protected America’s wild places and wildlife and fought for public health and communities free of toxic air and water pollution. The Sierra Club has […]

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Foster Endorsed by IL AFL-CIO

Naperville, IL – The Bill Foster for Congress campaign today announced the endorsement of the Illinois AFL-CIO for the 2018 Primary Election. The Illinois AFL-CIO represents 1,500 local unions and nearly 900,000 union members across the state of Illinois. “I’m proud to receive the endorsement of the Illinois AFL-CIO. Workers and organized labor are under […]

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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 […]

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