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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.

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Dec 19, 2019 Press Release

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.

Dec 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Tonight, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve two Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump:

“I voted in favor of both Articles of Impeachment because the facts clearly show that President Trump abused the power of his office for his personal political gain and willfully ignored subpoenas lawfully issued by Congress pursuant to the exercise of its constitutional power of impeachment.

Dec 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed two spending packages covering all 12 appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020.

Dec 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes three science-based amendments sponsored by Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL).

The three Foster-led amendments are:

Dec 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee introduced two Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump:

“I support the Articles of Impeachment against President Trump that have been introduced by the Judiciary Committee, and I intend to vote for them on the Floor of the House of Representatives next week.

Dec 6, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster has introduced legislation aiming to better equip federal agencies with the scientific literature necessary to make “well-informed” policy decisions.

The Well-Informed, Scientific and Efficient Government Act would require the Government Services Administration to work with the Library of Congress, agency libraries and government information services to identify ways to make accessing scientific literature more efficient, according to a news release.

Dec 2, 2019 In The News

Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) will seek the House Financial Services subcommittee gavel overseeing capital markets, according to a letter obtained by POLITICO that’s heading to fellow members this afternoon.

Foster isn’t the first lawmaker to announce a run for the chair position that opened after Democrats selected New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney to head the House Oversight Committee following the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.). California Democrat Brad Sherman announced on Nov. 22 he would run for the subcommittee chair position.

Nov 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) joined U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ), Norma J. Torres (D-CA), and Chellie Pingree (D-ME) to lead a letter demanding that the White House fire Senior Advisor to the President Stephen Miller. Over 100 Members of Congress signed the letter.

Oct 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a resolution that establishes procedures for the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump:

Sep 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the Speaker of the House announced the House of Representatives will move forward with an impeachment inquiry into President Trump:

“I fully support Speaker’s Pelosi’s decision to formally open an impeachment inquiry, especially given President Trump’s admission that he requested the Ukrainian President investigate his political opponent, and the Senate’s unanimous demand for the immediate release of the whistleblower complaint.