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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 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to condemn President Trump:

May 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) released the following statement after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s press conference on the conclusion of his investigation:

“Special Counsel Mueller confirmed his report does not exonerate President Trump of obstruction of justice and he made it clear that Department of Justice policy does not allow for the indictment of the President. Congress has the constitutional authority and obligation to hold the President accountable for his actions and I am confident that we will do so.”

 

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.