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Representatives of Illinois and Wisconsin universities today presented the Champion of Science Award to Congressman Bill Foster. The award is given by the Washington, D.C.-based Science Coalition to members of Congress in recognition of their commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States at the forefront of scientific and medical discovery and...
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NIU students will have the opportunity to test their political acumen on Capitol Hill this summer as part of NIU’s Washington D.C. Congressional Internship program. Four students were selected as interns for Illinois representatives in their D.C. congressional offices, and will live, learn and work in the nation’s capital. Kiranjit Gill, a senior majoring in...
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News from Washington, D.C. … Further review of the FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill reveals language that was included that will make about half of federally funded research accessible to the public. This provision requires federal agencies under the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education portion of the bill with research budgets of $100...
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In Washington, D.C. … FY 2014 Bi-Partisan Budget Compromise Bill The Senate passed the bipartisan budget compromise bill that was approved by the House last week by a vote of 64 to 36, with nine Republicans joining all 55 Democrats in voting for the bill. Now, Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and House...
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Today marks Day 14 of the partial shutdown of the federal government. Congress and the Obama administration remain at an impasse over how to handle funding the government and raising the debt ceiling. These two issues now are intertwined, and any potential resolution will likely involve both issues. Two major factors are expected to move Congress...
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NIU students are invited to apply for the university’s annual congressional internship program in Washington, D.C. The highly competitive program, open to all majors, will provide four students with the opportunity to live, learn and work in the heart of the nation’s capital. The program runs from late May through early August 2014. Each student...
The Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C., has awarded scholarships to each of the four NIU students who interned this summer in the nation’s capital, but the real payoff was in the experience itself. The interns rubbed shoulders with political powerhouses, such as Speaker of the House John Boehner and NIU alumnus and former Speaker...
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Proton Computed Tomography. STEM education. Aerospace job creation. NIU’s significant accomplishments in advancing the creation and application of knowledge will move into the spotlight today in Washington, D.C., where federal lawmakers and their representatives will participate in the university’s first Research Roundtable. Led by President Doug Baker, Board of Trustees Chair John Butler and immediate...
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Adam Kinzinger was first sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives in January 2011. He serves as the representative for the 16th Congressional District of Illinois and was appointed to the Energy & Commerce Committee as well as the Foreign Affairs Committee. Before he was sworn into office, Kinzinger was named to the House Majority Transition...
In Washington, D.C. … Congress has now adjourned for a two-week spring recess. Last week, both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate were able to approve a short-term continuing resolution (H.R. 933) that will allow the federal government to remain operational through the end of the federal fiscal year (Sept. 30, 2013). The current...
In Washington, D.C. … On Monday, Jan. 21, President Barack Obama was inaugurated for a second term. The president’s inaugural speech advanced a more liberal agenda, calling for action on immigration reform, climate change and clean energy technology, gay rights, as well as calling for the need to find common ground and end the bitter...
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Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has initiated a friendly wager with Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH-17) on tonight’s Mid-American Conference Championship game at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Hultgren represents No. 19-ranked Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb, Ill., and Ryan represents No. 18-ranked Kent State in Kent, Ohio. The NIU Huskies will face the Kent State...
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