Congressman Bill Foster

Representing the 11th District of Illinois

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Jan 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - I am deeply troubled by early reports that our scientific community is facing threats from the new presidential administration. 

Jan 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - I strongly condemn the construction of a wall with Mexico and any action that provokes fear into the lives of our immigrant communities. This wall is useless and antithetical to the core values of our country. Our country thrives on the innovation, culture, and diversity that immigrants from all walks of life bring to the United States.

Jan 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - After careful consideration, I have decided to attend the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States to mark the peaceful transfer of power that has always defined the strength of our democracy and respect for the Office of the Presidency. 

Jan 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, I voted against a Republican budget proposal that would expand the national debt over $9.5 trillion and would begin the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood. This budget resolution will have disastrous consequences for the American people.

Jan 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the 115th Congress:

“At the beginning of the 115th Congress, there are clear signs that Republicans will repeal much of the legislation that has improved the quality of life for so many Americans.

Dec 7, 2016 Press Release

This reported nomination is just another example of the Republican Party’s difficult relationship with science. As the only PhD scientist in Congress, I am deeply concerned at the long-term damage this decision will have on our environment. The science is very clear – climate change is real, and human activity is a major contributor.

Dec 2, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA) introduced a House resolution to designate December 3rd as National 3D Printing Day. In addition, the resolution would recognize the positive economic impact of 3D printing in the United States and encourage the promotion and celebration of 3D printing technology.

Nov 19, 2016 Press Release

Aurora, IL - Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted a panel on climate change with leading experts on environmental policy and meteorology. An estimated 400 people attended the event.

Oct 12, 2016 Press Release

Aurora, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) hosted the official ceremony to name the U.S. Post Office facility, located at 525 N. Broadway in Aurora, Illinois, as the Kenneth M. Christy Post Office Building.

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Dec 15, 2013 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is looking to constituents for answers when it comes to the federal government’s budget deficit.

“There are no easy choices to be made here,” Foster said Monday at Calvary Church in Naperville, before putting about 50 people through a 90-minute workshop on which items should have priority in the federal budget.

Dec 7, 2013 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Naperville) is looking to constituents for answers when it comes to the federal government’s budget deficit.

“There are no easy choices to be made here,” Foster said Monday at Calvary Church in Naperville, before putting about 50 people through a 90-minute workshop on which items should have priority in the federal budget.

Dec 2, 2013 In The News

An Illinois congressman wants children of soldiers to avoid a case of educationus interruptus. Sgt. First Class Angela Dees of Joliet, now stationed in Virginia, says the Defense Department reversed itself on her son’s tuition and demanded a refund.

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Dec 2, 2013 In The News

At least seven legislative proposals are pending in Congress to improve the new GI Bill for large swaths of beneficiaries, including active-duty and reserve troops, wounded warriors and families.

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Nov 30, 2013 In The News

Picking a candidate for governor could be a tough choice for Republican primary voters. For evidence of that, look no further than Barrington.

The Barrington Township Republican Organization's leaders recently got together to endorse candidates.

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Nov 9, 2013 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL, 11) kept his word and donated the pay he earned during the government shutdown to the Northern Illinois Food Bank on Friday.

Nov 7, 2013 In The News

The numbers are grim: 71 overdose deaths in DuPage and Will counties so far this year. Last year, Kane County tallied 27 heroin fatalities. Fifty percent of all addicts are doomed to die from their dependency.

Still, there is reason for hope.

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Nov 7, 2013 In The News

Vicki Foley can trace her son Chris' drug use back to junior high, when he started smoking cigarettes.

The cigarettes led to marijuana and the marijuana eventually led to heroin.

The heroin led to his death.

"Heroin took his life," Foley said of the 27-year-old. "And it left a big hole in ours."

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