Congressman Bill Foster

Representing the 11th District of Illinois

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Mar 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) testified before the U.S. House Appropriations Committee encouraging science funding in the FY2018 budget.

Mar 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) led a letter to President Trump with 59 of his colleagues urging the preservation of the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Mar 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - After seven years of calling for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act with a promise to replace it with their own plan that would provide better care at lower costs, Republicans have finally revealed their health care plan.

Mar 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - “Once again, the Trump administration has unleashed another poorly thought out and misguided executive action. This new ban on individuals from six predominantly Muslim countries targets individuals simply because of their country of origin and religion.

Feb 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Foster (D-IL) announced his guest for the upcoming Joint Session of Congress. Samia Abdul-Qadir attends Naperville North High School.

Feb 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) sent a letter signed by 71 Members of Congress to Kaléo Pharmaceuticals that requested more information on the recent increase in the price of its naloxone injector device, Evzio. This month, reports circulated that the company raised the price by over 600% from $690 in 2014 for a two pack to $4,500.

Feb 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - This week, Congressman Foster (IL-11) and Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) introduced two bills to protect the rights of immigrants. The legislation would protect immigrants’ legal rights and right to an attorney. The Protecting Immigrants from Legal Exploitation Act (H.R.

Feb 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted a teletown hall on the Trump Administration’s recent executive orders on immigration, refugees, and the construction of a wall on the Mexican border. Over 4,000 people from the 11th District participated in the discussion.

Feb 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - I am deeply concerned about President Trump’s executive order intended to undermine the financial regulations enacted after the 2008 economic crisis. Reforms like the Dodd-Frank Act allow for effective oversight of Wall Street, protecting against the kind of economic recession that cost millions of jobs for working families.

Jan 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - I strongly disagree with the order. It poses a grave threat to our values and our economy. Since 1975, zero people have been killed by terrorist attacks on American soil by immigrants from the seven countries affected by Trump’s Executive Order, showing just how misplaced the priorities of the Trump Administration are.

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In The News

Oct 19, 2013 In The News

ICE has worked to develop and implement some critical improvements to the system, though additional reforms remain needed.

Oct 15, 2013 In The News

(CBS) – Suburban Congressman Bill Foster (D-Ill.) says the budget impasse on Capitol Hill could be resolved easily at this point, and with a debt crisis coming, it should be.

Oct 11, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON — — Democratic Rep. William Enyart, a retired general from southern Illinois, said Thursday from the House floor that his wife had gotten a call from one of her best friends, a woman he said was angry, disappointed and frightened.

Oct 10, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON — Two House Democrats are going after the congressional dumbbells.

Reps. Patrick Murphy of Florida and Bill Foster of Illinois demanded Wednesday the shutdown of the House gym, which has stayed open even while much of the federal government has closed.

Oct 10, 2013 In The News

While food and airline safety inspectors stay home, national parks remain closed and basic scientific research grinds to a halt, a private gym reserved exclusively for members of the House of Representatives remains open.

A gym for Senators is also still open.

Though congress members pay small monthly fees, the gyms are run largely on taxpayer dollars.

Oct 10, 2013 In The News

House Democrats have a new strategy to force their fellow members of Congress to feel the pain of the shutdown — stripping them of their gym privileges.

Such a move would not just block members from burning carbs, though. It would also prevent the members who sleep in their offices from availing themselves of the showers that keep them from offending.

Oct 9, 2013 In The News

The government shutdown hasn't closed the private House and Senate gyms, which have been kept open along with their showers by the Architect of the Capitol, the agency responsible for the maintenance of the Capitol Complex.

Oct 9, 2013 In The News

The federal government may be closed, but the gyms for members of Congress are still open. That doesn't sit well with U.S. Reps. Bill Foster (D-IL, 11) and Patrick Murphy (D-FL, 18).

Oct 9, 2013 In The News

Members of Congress are circulating letters calling on House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to close the members-only gym as long as the shutdown continues.

Oct 9, 2013 In The News

Two House Democrats want the congressional gym closed until the shutdown impasse is over.

Reps. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) and Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) are circulating a letter that asks House Speaker John Boehner to deem the House spa non-essential for the duration of the shutdown.

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