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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

Jan 25, 2021 In The News

As Sen. Dick Durbin readies for a historic role as chairman of the powerful Judiciary Committee, members of Congress from the suburbs are dusting off bills on climate change and cheaper prescription drugs with the White House and Senate changing from Republican to Democratic hands.

Jan 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after voting to approve a waiver for General Lloyd Austin to serve as Secretary of Defense:

"I strongly believe that civilian leadership of our Armed Forces is an important principle, and the seven-year mandatory cooling-off period between military service and serving as Secretary of Defense would be my preference under normal circumstances."

Jan 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office:

Jan 19, 2021 In The News

Congress needs a new committee that focuses exclusively on information technology, Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) said Thursday at an event hosted by The Hill.

Foster, a member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, told The Hill's Steve Clemons that the growing IT sector means Congress needs more resources so that it can be nimble in its responses to issues facing the industry.

Jan 19, 2021 In The News

With the hours dwindling until Joe Biden is sworn in -- officially taking the helm of the US government during its worst health crisis in 100 years -- a sense of nervousness has set in among those advising the incoming President on the pandemic.

Jan 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced support for H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping anti-corruption package to clean up Washington. The proposed legislation would protect and expand voting rights, eliminate gerrymandering, restore integrity to government, and put the needs and priorities of the American people ahead of special interests. 

Jan 14, 2021 In The News

On the same day the U.S. House impeached President Donald Trump an unprecedented second time, U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood on Wednesday called Trump "a clear and present danger" to the country and urged his removal from office after last week's violence at the Capitol.

"Donald Trump is a national security threat," Underwood, a Naperville Democrat, said in a phone call with the media. "Congress must take action."

Jan 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump for incitement of insurrection:

"I voted to impeach Donald Trump because he incited a violent insurrection against Congress in an attempt to disrupt Constitutionally mandated procedures to confirm the results of a free and fair election. If this isn't an impeachable offense, then nothing is.

Jan 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the Article of Impeachment introduced in the U.S. House charging President Trump with incitement of insurrection:

Jan 3, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the opening of the 117th Congress:

"I am honored to represent the people of the 11th Congressional District of Illinois for another term. In just a matter of days, a new President will be sworn in and an administration that believes in science-driven policies will get to work, and I am ready to work with them to tackle the issues that the people sent us to Washington to address.