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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

Mar 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued a statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act:

Feb 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the funding deal to keep the government open:

Feb 5, 2019 Press Release

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

Feb 4, 2019 Press Release

AURORA, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced that he has invited Marilyn Weisner to join him as his guest at the State of the Union address. Marilyn Weisner is the longtime Executive Director of the Aurora Food Pantry in Aurora, Illinois. It is one of the largest food pantries in the northern Illinois area and provides food to an estimated 19,000 individuals throughout the year. 

Feb 1, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) was named Co-Chair of the Future of Work Task Force for the New Democrat Coalition. The Future of Work Task Force will continue to focus on the economic and human aspects of the Future of Work, including creating a 21st century social contract, reimagining and modernizing education, training, and access to opportunity, and empowering workers as technology and automation change our economy. Last Congress, the task force convened forums on Capitol Hill to discuss the challenges that workers across America face today.

Feb 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that he will join the House Census Caucus. The caucus promotes the importance of the decennial U.S. Census and educates Members of Congress and the public about the impact the Census has on our system of government and economy.

Jan 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced that he will continue to serve on the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and the Committee on Financial Services in the 116th Congress. On the Financial Services Committee, he will serve on the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets as well as the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions. On the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Foster will serve on the Subcommittee on Energy and the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.

Jan 25, 2019 Press Release

AURORA, IL - Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the agreement to end the 35 day government shutdown:

Jan 12, 2019 In The News

Ripples from the shutdown of the federal government are starting to expand into Naperville.

This week Loaves & Fishes Community Services received its first requests for assistance from furloughed workers who’ve become unwitting pawns in a political struggle happening 600 miles away in Washington, D.C.

Jan 10, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, released a statement this week saying that he will donate his congressional pay earned during the government shutdown to the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Foster did the same during the 2013 shutdown over repealing the Affordable Care Act.