Special Inauguration Episode, with Congressman Bill Foster [Episode 867]

U.S. Congressman Bill Foster is my guest on this special inauguration episode. Representative Bill Foster represents the 11th congressional district in Illinois (In the Chicago area) and serves on the House Financial Services Committee where he chairs the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence. He also serves on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus, which is examining the Federal government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. Before becoming a member of Congress, Bill worked as a high-energy physicist and particle accelerator designer at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and a successful entrepreneur, co-founded at age 19 with his younger brother, Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc., which now manufactures over half of the theater lighting equipment in the United States. Finally, before that, he was one of my best friends in junior high school. Needless to say, we cover a lot of ground in this conversation.