Congressman Bill Foster

Representing the 11th District of Illinois

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May 13, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster voted against H.R. 36, Republican legislation that would restrict Women’s access to health care and ban abortion after 20 weeks with no meaningful exemption to protect the health of the mother.

May 1, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) voted against H.R. 2029, FY 2016 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, & Related Agencies Appropriations. This Republican bill was opposed by major veterans organizations including the VFW, DAV, American Legion and others because it fails to fund the VA at adequate levels.

Apr 30, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) introduced an amendment to increase funding for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The office provides funding for our national labs and supports a wide range of scientific research and development.

Apr 30, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Bill Foster (IL-11) has reintroduced a bipartisan resolution, H.Res. 232, encouraging collaboration between the public and private sectors to promote financial literacy for students.

Apr 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Bill Foster commemorated Workers Memorial Day, a day honoring the men and women who have lost their lives because of their job and condemning the war on workers’ rights that is being waged across the country and around the world.

Apr 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ) announced the formation of the Congressional Inventions Caucus.

Apr 24, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Representatives Bill Foster (D-IL) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), along with Senator Dick Durbin, have reintroduced the GI Education Benefits Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation to fix a law that is causing veterans to be denied the benefits they deserve.

Apr 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, on the floor of the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke out against Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposal to create right-to-work zones in Illinois.

Video of Foster’s speech is available here. 

Text of Foster’s remarks is below:

Apr 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) introduced an amendment to H.R. 1806, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act during a Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hearing.

The amendment would strike Section 106 which adds a dangerous political filter to the National Science Foundation’s gold-standard merit-review process.

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In The News

Jan 25, 2013 In The News

She’d seen posters promoting the D.C. trip, but Nicolette Geron thought she had to be in a specific class to be eligible to go.

When the Naperville Central High School senior found out the trek to the nation’s capital for Inauguration Day was open to everybody, she jumped at the chance.

Jan 15, 2013 In The News

Newly sworn-in U.S. Rep. Bill Foster sees several problems facing the Fox Valley — a loss of manufacturing jobs, cuts in federal research money and Illinois’ dwindling share of revenue from the federal government.

Jan 11, 2013 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is launching the first of his planned mobile offices for the new 11th Congressional District.

The first location will be offered next week, Monday through Friday, at the Naperville Township Administration Building. The new 11th District serves parts of Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield and Joliet.

Jan 8, 2013 In The News

The office wasn’t quite in order yet. Then again, Bill Foster wasn’t in office yet, either. Not quite.

“It’s an interesting day of semi-organization around here,” Foster said.

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