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Infrastructure and Transportation

Reliable and safe infrastructure drives economic growth and connects us to the places that are important to us and our families. One of my biggest priorities is making sure that Illinois is not systematically shortchanged by federal transportation money. Smart investments in infrastructure yield very large returns on investment for the federal taxpayer. Underinvestment in infrastructure is detrimental to economic growth and job creation. I believe it is critical that we continue to invest in infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and railways, to support efficiency and safety.

My Work on Infrastructure and Transportation

Jun 8, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) announced that the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee has selected eight 11th District transportation projects submitted for funding consideration as part of the Committee’s Member-designated project initiative.

May 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) announced the selection of nine 11th District transportation projects submitted for funding consideration as part of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Member-designated project initiative.

May 5, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) announced support for 10 community projects in the 11th Congressional District as part of the House Appropriations Committee’s new Community Projects Funding (CPF) program. For FY2022, the House Appropriations Committee has allowed Members of Congress to request direct funding for projects that benefit the communities they represent.

Apr 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tonight, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after President Biden addressed a Joint Session of Congress:

“Tonight, President Biden laid out a bold plan to overcome this pandemic and build back an economy that is stronger and more equitable for all Americans.

Oct 16, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Van Taylor (R-TX) introduced the bipartisan Payer State Transparency Act of 2020. The legislation would require the Office of Management and Budget, in conjunction with the Council of Economic Advisors and the Treasury Department, to produce annual assessments of net economic effect on individual states of all federal spending programs, and compare these figures against a model of state tax burdens developed by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

 

Aug 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 8015, the Delivering for America Act:

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House passed the H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, legislation that would make major investments in infrastructure. The final package included the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act introduced by Rep.

Jun 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, an amendment offered by Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) to highlight the unequal distribution of federal transportation funds passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of an appropriations package for the Department of Transportation. The legislation now awaits action in the Senate. 

Jun 18, 2019 In The News

The entire Illinois Congressional Delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission chairman and board urging them to improve the nation’s broadband maps.

The delegation asked Chairman Ajit Pai and the four FCC commissioners to reform the mapping process for broadband services, according to a news release from the group. Those who signed onto the letter included local members of Congress like Reps. Bill Foster, Adam Kinzinger, Dan Lipinski and Lauren Underwood.

Jun 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) sent a letter to the Comptroller General of the United States requesting that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conduct an independent review of the distribution of federal budget receipts and expenditures across the United States. The bipartisan letter was signed by 14 members of the Illinois congressional delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives.