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Apr 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) teamed up with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) to lead 12 lawmakers in the introduction of the Investor Choice Act—legislation to prohibit pre-dispute mandatory (or “forced”) arbitration agreements and ban prohibitions on class action lawsuits in customer contracts that investors often must enter into in order to rec

Apr 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on President Biden’s proposed American Jobs Plan:

Mar 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Last Friday, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman French Hill (R-AR) introduced the Central Bank Digital Currency Study Act. The bill directs the Federal Reserve to conduct a study and issue a report on central bank digital currencies in cooperation with other federal agencies.

Mar 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tonight, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) voted to pass H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, and H.R.

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Mar 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - To highlight the “Payer State” problem, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Van Taylor (R-TX) introduced the Payer State Transparency Act of 2021. In a typical year, Illinois taxpayers lose roughly $20 billion because they pay more in federal taxes then they get back in federal spending.

Mar 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Bill Foster voted to pass H.R. 1620, a bipartisan, long-term Violence Against Women Act reauthorization.

Mar 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) voted to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and H.R.

Mar 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced two pieces of legislation to help fight the opioid epidemic: the Expanding Opportunities for Recovery Act, and the Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act. 

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Mar 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after final House passage of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan, which now heads to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law:

Mar 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, Representative Bill Foster (IL-11) introduced the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Inclusion Act of 2021, to assist those who forgo potentially lucrative careers to serve the public good. The bill is cosponsored by Rep. Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Rep. Clarke (NY-09), Rep. Holmes Norton (DC-AL), Rep. García (IL-04), Rep.

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Apr 16, 2021 In The News

A new bill would ban mandatory arbitration agreements between aggrieved investors and advisors or broker/dealers. The Investor Choice Act, which was introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.), would also ban any prohibitions on class action lawsuits, which are often embedded in clients’ contracts.

Apr 16, 2021 In The News

Fintechs need to include strong consumer protections, diversity, and inclusion, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), chair of the House Financial Services Committee’s panel on consumer protection and financial institutions said at a hearing on banking innovation today.

Apr 5, 2021 In The News

(The Center Square) – Federal and state officials want to take a deeper dive into the future of digital currencies and the backbone of what makes them work.

Digital currencies like Bitcoin work on what’s called the blockchain. That’s a distributed digital ledger U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, says is non-falsifiable.

Mar 29, 2021 In The News

If there’s any group of young people who deserve student loan forgiveness, it’s those young people who’ve made a career out of doing good.

It’s an easy call, in our view, to cancel burdensome student debt held by teachers, doctors, nurses, nonprofit employees and others who chose a career in public service, most often forgoing a big paycheck in the process.

Mar 15, 2021 In The News

Both Democrats and a Republican representing Will County in Congress supported legislation to expand background checks on all gun sales.

Mar 10, 2021 In The News

Democratic members of Congress representing the Will County area backed a sweeping bill meant to enhance voting rights.

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Mar 2, 2021 In The News

Democratic members of Congress representing the Will County area backed a bill aiming to provide protections for LGBTQ individuals.

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Mar 2, 2021 In The News

U.S. Rep. French Hill (R-AR) on Feb. 25 led his colleagues in again launching the bipartisan Entrepreneurship Caucus and introduced a bill to analyze the underlying economic causes of America’s startup slump.

Feb 25, 2021 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster reintroduced legislation last week aimed at increasing transparency on corporate political spending by public companies for their investors and the public.

Feb 19, 2021 In The News

Congress, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has tasked agencies with distributing hundreds of billions of dollars in emergency relief.

But along the way, agencies have run into challenges verifying the identity of benefit recipients, and fraudsters have exploited gaps in this process, using stolen personal information to obtain pandemic relief.

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