Congressman Bill Foster

Representing the 11th District of Illinois

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Apr 27, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Wednesday, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the floor of the House in honor of Ken Christy – a long-time letter carrier for the Aurora Post Office and an active community leader who was serving as president of the Illinois State Association of Letter Carriers at the time of his unexpected passing.

Apr 22, 2016 Press Release

Aurora, IL – Today, less than two weeks after Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) sent a letter to Governor Rauner urging him to take action to help Illinois students facing financial hardship due to the state’s budget stalemate, the Governor has agreed to sign legislati

Apr 22, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Bill Foster has announced that $151.3 million in grant funding from the Department of the Treasury will be awarded to the State of Illinois through the Hardest Hit Fund, a federal program that provides targeted aid to the states that were most severely impacted by the foreclosure crisis.

Apr 18, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Friday, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) introduced a bill to designate the U.S. Post Office facility located at 525 N. Broadway in Aurora, Illinois, as the Kenneth M. Christy Post Office Building. The bill is co-sponsored by Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13).

Apr 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – In a letter to Transportation Secretary Foxx, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) called for the awarding of more transportation grants to Payer States.

Payer States receive less in federal funding than they pay out in federal taxes. Illinois, for example, faces an annual shortfall of $40 billion because of this problem.

Apr 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) took to the floor of the House of Representatives to commemorate National Library Week, and to speak about the work being done by libraries across the country.

You can watch Congressman Foster’s speech here.

Text of Foster’s remarks is below:

Apr 11, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – In a letter to Governor Rauner, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) and eight members of the Illinois congressional delegation called for immediate action to aide Illinois college students facing financial hardship due to the prolonged state budget impasse.

Apr 7, 2016 Press Release

Chicago, IL – On Thursday at the University of Chicago Law School, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) joined students, faculty, and other members of Congress, for a discussion with President Obama about the Supreme Court and our country’s judicial system – including the need for the Senate to do its job and give the President’s Supreme Court nominee a fair hearing.

Mar 24, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In a letter to the leaders of the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL), Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA), and 99 of their Democratic House Colleagues this week requested stronger federal funding to combat the opioid addiction epidemic in Fiscal Year 2017.

Mar 24, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, Congressman Bill Foster spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives on the importance of strengthening the global nuclear security architecture.

Video of Foster’s speech can be found here.

Text of Foster’s remarks as prepared is below:

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In The News

Sep 27, 2013 In The News

Imagine if a law enforcement agency insisted on incarcerating a certain number of prisoners, every day, every year, regardless of how many of those prisoners actually needed to be there; what the actual crime rate was; and whether there was another, cheaper way to keep track of them.

Sep 27, 2013 In The News

Imagine if Congress mandated that an arbitrary number of jail cells be filled with prisoners -- regardless of the crime rate. Authorities would be required to incarcerate people, no matter the circumstances or the affront to human rights. That’s basically the state of immigration detention in the U.S.

Sep 19, 2013 In The News
Sep 19, 2013 In The News

PITTSBURGH -- When you're driving in circles, searching in vain for a parking space, do you wish your car could fold into a scooter?

There are now places where you can try your hand at making that scooter. In fact, someone's already working on it.

Sep 11, 2013 In The News

After collecting 2,200 postcards from local residents backing immigration reform, a group from Joliet’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church delivered them Aug. 30 to U.S rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville.

Sep 9, 2013 In The News

U.S. Congressmen Bill Foster (D, IL-11) and Ted Deutch (D, FL-21) want immigrants protected from fraudulent and unethical legal representation.

Sep 8, 2013 In The News

Tatiana Jimenez left her native Guatemala seven years ago to escape an abusive relationship and begin a new life in America.

Sep 5, 2013 In The News

The problem is all too common in Texas and especially the Rio Grande Valley — so much so that the state attorney general’s office has a special office to deal with it, and periodically conducts special sweeps to arrest those who fraudulently promise to process immigrants’ documents.

Sep 4, 2013 In The News

Fraudulent "notarios" - a term coming from the Spanish term for public notaries, and referring to non-lawyer immigration consultants - have long scammed immigrants in need of legal help.  Federal authorities have rarely attended to the problem, and there is no federal statue which addresses the practice of immigration law by those unauthorized to do so.  Now, with the introduction of a House bi

Sep 4, 2013 In The News

A Hispanic group from Catholic Diocese of Joliet visited U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Naperville) on Friday to drop off petitions urging the passage of immigration reform at the federal level and to remind the congressman about why that legislation is so desperately needed.

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