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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.

My Work on Congressional Issues

Jul 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster’s legislation to strengthen national security was included in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA includes the following amendments:

May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement following the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act:

“I supported the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act because it provides critical support for our men and women in uniform, including a well-deserved raise. This legislation will ensure that our military is ready and capable to respond to threats to our national security.”

The three amendments Foster offered that were accepted will require:

May 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced legislation that would require Senate confirmation for the National Security Advisor to the President of the United States. The National Security Council (NSC) was established by the National Security Act of 1947 and has evolved over the years from a mandated meeting of cabinet-level officials into a complex system of coordination, adjudication, and policy formulation executed by a large professional staff.

May 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Foster released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Nuclear Deal:

Apr 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the failure of the so-called Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States:

Mar 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) released the following statement on the 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act:

“I supported this omnibus bill, which represents a clear and final rejection of President Trump’s flawed budget. It includes funding for critical areas, including infrastructure, election protection, scientific research, and treatment for opioid addiction. It also gives our military servicemen and women a well-deserved raise.

Feb 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - I voted against this spending bill because it will add hundreds of billions to our deficit and does not provide a clear path for DREAMers to stay in the United States. Congress cannot pass major tax cuts for the wealthy while simultaneously supporting a budget that increases spending. This irresponsible behavior will force our children to repay our debt decades from now.

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Feb 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – “The release of the classified information in the Republican staff memo represents an egregious and deliberate attack on our independent law enforcement system and Robert Mueller’s investigation. The contents of the memo make it clear why the FBI expressed ‘grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.’ The system of classification and declassification of documents exists to protect our national security and keeps the public appropriately informed of the results of investigations.

Jan 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced his guest for the State of Union Address next week. Ana Campa Castillo is a DREAMer who arrived in the United States from Mexico City when she was six years old.

Jan 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - I supported the three-week continuing resolution to give Republicans time to make good on their promise to debate and to hold a vote on immigration and the DREAM Act. Meanwhile, Republicans have done tremendous damage through their failure to bring even a single spending bill to the President’s desk for a signature. The unending string of Republican continuing resolutions have been a continuing disaster for our military, our health care system, and communities fighting opioid and heroin abuse.