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Jobs and the Economy

Hardworking Americans deserve an economy that works for them. A strong economy, good jobs, and worker protections have made the United States a prosperous country and have ensured that the next generation can build better lives. One of my key priorities is the future of work in a world where technology is rapidly changing. Congress needs to prepare now for the future changes in the economy and job growth. As a co-chair of the Future of Work Task Force of the New Democrat Coalition, I work closely with other members of Congress so that we can better understand how technology will alter our economy and what it means for future generations. I want all Americans to have a place in the economy of the future, and I strongly believe it is Congress’s responsibility to understand how technology will change the ways Americans work.

You can find out more on the future of work here.

My Work on Jobs and the Economy

Mar 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2020:

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 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.

Jan 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced that he will continue to serve on the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and the Committee on Financial Services in the 116th Congress. On the Financial Services Committee, he will serve on the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets as well as the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions. On the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Foster will serve on the Subcommittee on Energy and the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.

Jan 25, 2019 Press Release

AURORA, IL - Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the agreement to end the 35 day government shutdown:

Jan 12, 2019 In The News

Ripples from the shutdown of the federal government are starting to expand into Naperville.

This week Loaves & Fishes Community Services received its first requests for assistance from furloughed workers who’ve become unwitting pawns in a political struggle happening 600 miles away in Washington, D.C.

Dec 13, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that he has been named Co-Chair of the National Labs Caucus in the 116th Congress. The caucus advocates for federal investment in research at America’s 17 national labs, and it will raise awareness about the importance of national labs for economic growth. Foster will co-chair the caucus with Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), and Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY).

Oct 15, 2018 In The News

Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, signed on to a letter from fellow Congressional Democrats calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner to alleviate the tax burden on Illinois residents by mitigating the effects of the tax cut bill, which Republicans passed last year.

The specific provision in the bill that Foster and the nine other representatives were concerned about was the cap on deducting state and local taxes, known as the SALT deduction, to $10,000 a year.

Oct 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) called on Governor Bruce Rauner to alleviate the tax burden imposed by the Republican tax legislation that permanently capped the deduction for state and local taxes (SALT deduction). In a letter, Congressman Foster strongly encourages Governor Rauner to propose a plan to avoid the fiscal strain the federal legislation adds to hardworking Illinois families.