Congressman Bill Foster

Representing the 11th District of Illinois

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Jun 21, 2017 Press Release

Aurora, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that VNA Health Care in Aurora has been awarded a Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant for their FreshFirst program. The FINI grant program, which is provided through the U.S.

Jun 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - It is an honor to recognize the fiftieth anniversary of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, where I spent most of my career before becoming a Member of Congress. Fifty years ago, in the midst of the Cold War, scientists from all over the world came together to develop new technologies and to explore the fundamental nature of matter.

Jun 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. - My thoughts are with Majority Whip Steven Scalise and my colleagues, their staffers, families, and the Capitol Police who work hard to keep Members of Congress safe. This kind of cowardly attack on Members of Congress is horrific. Violence has no place in our government or politics, and I wish everyone who was injured a speedy recovery.

 

Jun 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that East Aurora School District 131 has been awarded a Farm to School grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This annual grant program provides funding to support the use of locally produced food in schools.

Jun 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted a telephone town hall on the latest developments in the debate over health care and Republican attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Over 6,000 people from the 11th District participated in the discussion.

Jun 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) led a letter to the heads of federal science agencies, including the Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, and National Aeronautics and Space Administra

Jun 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Former Director Comey’s testimony today is the first step in the right direction to uncover the facts. The President’s request for loyalty is disconcerting. The Federal Bureau of Investigation must remain independent of politics and free from outside influence. Any indications of obstruction of justice must be aggressively investigated.

Jun 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - The CHOICE Act is a perfect example of the kind of legislation that caused the Great Recession, when millions of hard-working families lost their homes, jobs, and their hopes for economic security and well-being. In the emergency response to the financial crisis, I worked with Barney Frank and my other colleagues to make sure it would never happen again.

Jun 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Foster (D-IL) sent a letter to the Department of Energy to ask for more information on the number of jobs that would be eliminated at Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi Accelerator Laboratory if the Trump Administration’s budget were enacted. The letter received the support of the entire Illinois Democratic delegation.

May 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) reintroduced the Medicaid CARE Act along with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH), and Congressman Evan Jenkins (R-WV). This bill would provide medical assistance for treatment of opioid and heroin addiction. It would allow payments for certain residential treatment facilities.

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In The News

May 6, 2017 In The News

A panel featuring WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling and physicist-turned-congressman Bill Foster told a supportive audience Saturday at North Central College that deniers of human-caused climate change are the equivalent of the people who caused thousands of deaths by denying the science on cigarettes decades ago.

May 6, 2017 In The News

One of Chicago's most venerated meteorologists joined a Naperville congressman, several scientists and a former 

Apr 18, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump's proposed cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts would not only be felt by local theaters, arts organizations and museums, but by local businesses and community members, U.S.

Apr 14, 2017 In The News

More than 200 people gathered Thursday for a Naperville community forum on health care and the Affordable Care Act, many of whom told U.S.

Apr 3, 2017 In The News

As the only Ph.D. scientist in Congress, I am honored to take my perspective as a scientist to Washington and make thoughtful policy decisions based on facts. It also means I have an obligation to speak out when our national policies deviate from sound scientific principles.

Mar 16, 2017 In The News

Wintry weather on the East Coast delayed U.S. Rep. Bill Foster's introduction of a resolution that designates March 14 as National Pi Day.

Mar 3, 2017 In The News

Wind farms and the electricity grid, plus cars and cell phones are benefiting from technology developed over the course of a $120 million research project at Argonne National Laboratory, scientists told U.S. Rep.

Feb 24, 2017 In The News

Heroin use continues to be a problem in the Aurora area, with some officials saying a change in attitude is needed to make headway against the drug.

A group of local law enforcement officials and drug enforcement groups, led by U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Naperville), met at Aurora's Eola Branch Library Wednesday to discuss the fight against heroin and opioid addiction.

Feb 13, 2017 In The News

Aadil Farid believes something good has come from President Donald Trump's now-stalled ban on travel to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

Nov 20, 2016 In The News

Gobal climate change is the "most serious long-term problem this country will face," but until legislators begin to believe and act, the only option available is to raise public awareness and urge public pressure, U.S.

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Apr 19, 2016 Photo Gallery

We received a lot of great pieces for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. Take a moment to scroll through the submissions below, and remember to vote for your favorite on Facebook beginning on April 22.