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.
My Work on Congressional Issues
Washington, DC – On Friday, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) introduced a bill to designate the U.S. Post Office facility located at 303 E. Mississippi Ave. in Elwood, Illinois, as the Lawrence M. “Larry” Walsh Sr. Post Office Building.
Larry Walsh Sr. passed away this past June at the age of 72 after a courageous battle with prostate cancer. Walsh Sr. spent decades serving the Will County community in public office, including as an Illinois state senator and as Will County executive – an office he held from 2004 until his death.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on reports that the Trump administration is preparing to deploy 150 federal agents to Illinois, without sharing information about their mission or scope of duty:
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued rulings on Trump v. Vance, and the consolidated cases of Trump v. Mazars and Trump v. Deutsche Bank:
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after Speaker Pelosi named him as one of the Members of the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis:
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL) led a bipartisan letter to House leadership urging equitable per-capita distribution of funds to states in any future stimulus package. The CARES Act was an essential step to protect Americans and support our economy, but because the Senate incorporated a very inequitable spending formula for emergency grants to states and municipalities, the CARES Act left large-population states with fewer resources than their smaller-population counterparts. The letter was signed by 50 Members.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after President Trump fired Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson:
“President Trump's shameful attempt to use the distraction of the COVID-19 crisis to dismantle fundamental checks and balances of our government will not go unnoticed.
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.
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.
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.
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.