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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

May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced the National Security Accountability Act. The legislation would require Senate confirmation for the National Security Advisor to the President of the United States.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the creation of a Task Force on Artificial Intelligence chaired by Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL). 

May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the House Committee on Appropriations announced that the fiscal year 2020 legislative branch funding bill will include $6 million to re-establish the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA).

Apr 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued a statement after the Department of Justice released a redacted copy of the Mueller report:

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.