September 2008 (Volume 3, Number 3)

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APS Honors Third Physicist in Congress

Physicists in Congress
Ken Cole/APS

APS held a reception July 16 on Capitol Hill, honoring the newest physicist to enter Congress, Representative Bill Foster (D-IL 14th). Representative Foster, a physicist formerly with Fermilab and an APS Fellow, won a special election in March to fill the seat vacated by former Speaker Dennis Hastert.

Foster (left) joins two other congressional physicists, Representative Vernon J. Ehlers (R-MI 3rd) (middle) and Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ 12th) (right), in the House of Representatives. The reception was attended by over 100 scientists and invited guests.

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