Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that the House of Representatives has passed legislation to designate the U.S. Post Office facility located at 525 N. Broadway in Aurora, Illinois, as the Kenneth M. Christy Post Office Building.
Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) led a bipartisan letter to Department of Health and Human Services.
“Early yesterday morning, the LGBTQ community was targeted in a horrific attack at a popular night club. This attack marks the deadliest shooting in U.S. history. It occurred during a month designated to honor the rights of LGBTQ individuals. I send my deepest condolences to the victims, their families, and the city of Orlando. As the only Ph.D.
Chicago, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) met at Chicago O’Hare International Airport with Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Mayor Rahm Emanuel, TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger, and representatives from key airlines. The meeting was convened to discuss what actions are needed to address growing delays at airport security lines.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) introduced H.R. 5287 - the Medicaid Coverage for Addiction Recovery Expansion (CARE) Act – a bill that would expand access to treatment for people who are struggling to receive the addiction care they need.
Aurora, IL – Last night, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) hosted a telephone town hall discussion about the growing opioid epidemic and the legislative initiatives he is working on to address it.
Over 4,000 residents of the 11th Congressional District joined the call, and several had the opportunity to ask questions.
Washington, DC – Last night, in a unanimous vote, the House of Representatives passed the Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act, a bill that will allow for better collection of data to address the opioid epidemic.
Joliet, IL – Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) has announced the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition from the 11th Congressional District.
Washington, DC – In a letter to House Republican leadership, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11), Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and over 90 of their Democratic House colleagues called for an end to the Republicans’ Select Panel to Investigate Planned Parenthood.
Washington, DC – On Friday, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) took to the floor of the House to honor the memory of the thousands of Americans who have been lost to heroin and opioid addiction.
In The News
While food and airline safety inspectors stay home, national parks remain closed and basic scientific research grinds to a halt, a private gym reserved exclusively for members of the House of Representatives remains open.
A gym for Senators is also still open.
Though congress members pay small monthly fees, the gyms are run largely on taxpayer dollars.
House Democrats have a new strategy to force their fellow members of Congress to feel the pain of the shutdown — stripping them of their gym privileges.
Such a move would not just block members from burning carbs, though. It would also prevent the members who sleep in their offices from availing themselves of the showers that keep them from offending.
The government shutdown hasn't closed the private House and Senate gyms, which have been kept open along with their showers by the Architect of the Capitol, the agency responsible for the maintenance of the Capitol Complex.
The federal government may be closed, but the gyms for members of Congress are still open. That doesn't sit well with U.S. Reps. Bill Foster (D-IL, 11) and Patrick Murphy (D-FL, 18).
Members of Congress are circulating letters calling on House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to close the members-only gym as long as the shutdown continues.
Two House Democrats want the congressional gym closed until the shutdown impasse is over.
Reps. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) and Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) are circulating a letter that asks House Speaker John Boehner to deem the House spa non-essential for the duration of the shutdown.
The big budget standoff continues in Washington, but there is some news out of the Beltway: The number of local congressmen who aren't accepting pay until the fight is over is now at four.
WASHINGTON — A group of about 90 elderly veterans flew here from Chicago’s Midway Airport on Wednesday and visited the National World War II Memorial — shutdown be darned.
Congressmen Bill Foster (IL-11) , Randy Hultgren (IL-14) and Brad Schneider (IL-10) today released statements indicating they will go without pay during the government shutdown.
Two Illinois House members have plans for the salary they will earn during the government shutdown — and it's not to keep the funds.
Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL,13) says he will donate his salary to the Northern Illinois Food Bank.