Congressman Bill Foster to Join President Obama at Argonne
President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Argonne National Laboratory, near Lemont, on Friday afternoon to discuss American energy policy.
Congressman Bill Foster (D-11th) will join President Barack Obama as he visits Argonne National Laboratory on Friday afternoon.
The trip, which is closed to the public, will focus on American energy, according to White House officials.
An official told the Chicago Tribune that Obama's visit may or may not also include comments on the impact on facilities like Argonne of funding cuts caused by the current sequester.
Foster, who was elected to the newly redrawn 11th District in November, previously worked as a physicist at Fermilab for 22 years.
The Chicago Sun-Times notes that this is the president’s first trip to the Chicago area since speaking at Hyde Park Academy on Feb. 15; the First Lady visited McCormick Place on Feb. 28 to promote her physical-fitness campaign “Let’s Move.”
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