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Congressional Issues

I am proud to represent the 11th District of Illinois. It is my duty to make sure Congress works as it should. Members of Congress are endowed with a responsibility to not only represent their constituents, but to also govern responsibly. We should be good stewards of taxpayer money and pass legislation that supports the prosperity of all Americans.

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Feb 5, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate’s final votes on the Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump:

“With this vote, the complicity of congressional Republicans in President Trump’s corruption, abuse of power, and undermining of our Constitution is complete. Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans placed protecting the President above their duty to uphold the Constitution and to do impartial justice.

Feb 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Tonight, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address:

“As expected, President Trump continues to try and take credit for the Obama economic recovery. The fact is that both job growth and economic growth are slower under President Trump than under President Obama. Under Obama, the stock market tripled, and unemployment was cut in half – President Trump hasn’t come close to matching that record.

Jan 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced his guest for the State of the Union address: Kristen Ziman, Chief of Police of the Aurora Police Department.

Dec 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) voted in favor of the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act, which would reverse the $10,000 cap on the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction that that was enacted under the GOP’s 2017 tax law.

Dec 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Tonight, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve two Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump:

“I voted in favor of both Articles of Impeachment because the facts clearly show that President Trump abused the power of his office for his personal political gain and willfully ignored subpoenas lawfully issued by Congress pursuant to the exercise of its constitutional power of impeachment.

Dec 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed two spending packages covering all 12 appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020.

Dec 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes three science-based amendments sponsored by Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL).

The three Foster-led amendments are:

Dec 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee introduced two Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump:

“I support the Articles of Impeachment against President Trump that have been introduced by the Judiciary Committee, and I intend to vote for them on the Floor of the House of Representatives next week.

Dec 6, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster has introduced legislation aiming to better equip federal agencies with the scientific literature necessary to make “well-informed” policy decisions.

The Well-Informed, Scientific and Efficient Government Act would require the Government Services Administration to work with the Library of Congress, agency libraries and government information services to identify ways to make accessing scientific literature more efficient, according to a news release.

Dec 2, 2019 In The News

Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) will seek the House Financial Services subcommittee gavel overseeing capital markets, according to a letter obtained by POLITICO that’s heading to fellow members this afternoon.

Foster isn’t the first lawmaker to announce a run for the chair position that opened after Democrats selected New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney to head the House Oversight Committee following the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.). California Democrat Brad Sherman announced on Nov. 22 he would run for the subcommittee chair position.