Congressman Bill Foster

Representing the 11th District of Illinois


Latest News

Nov 2, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—This weekend, newly elected House Speaker Paul D.

Oct 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on newly-elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul D. Ryan:

Oct 28, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted for H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015.

Oct 27, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Bill Foster (IL-11) voted for H.R. 3819, the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015.

Oct 22, 2015 Press Release

Aurora, ILOn Tuesday, October 20, 2015, State Senator Pat McGuire introduced Senate Resolution 1102, urging the United States Congress to pass Congressman Foster’s Payer State Transparency Act.

Oct 9, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Congressman Bill Foster spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives about the failure of US weather forecasting to correctly predict the path of Hurricane Joaquin and the real life consequences of underinvesting in scientific research and development.

Video of Foster’s speech can be found here.

Oct 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11) introduced bipartisan legislation to create a Congressional-Executive commission to oversee the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Connolly was joined by Representatives Jim Langevin, Steve Israel, Gregory Meeks, Bill Foster, Ami Bera, Kathleen Rice, Dan Kildee, John Delaney, David Cicilline, and Richard Hanna.

Oct 9, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC–On October 6, 2015, Congressman Bill Foster spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives recognizing the RoboGals, a student robotics team from Aurora who won the national championships in Detroit and will be competing in the World Robotic Olympiad in Qatar this November

Oct 5, 2015 Press Release

Aurora, IL –On Friday, October 2, 2015, Congressman Bill Foster toured the Planned Parenthood of Illinois Aurora Health Center in Aurora, Illinois. Foster toured the facility with Yolanda Valadez, Regional Director of Health Center Operations, and Carole Brite, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood of Illinois, to learn more about the essential health services they provide.

Oct 1, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Bill Foster (IL-11), Donna Edwards (MD-4), Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), and Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) reintroduced two pieces of legislation to combat heroin abuse, the Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act and the


In The News

Mar 14, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON--As the Illinois House in Springfield nears a vote on gay marriage, seven Illinois members of Congress--all Democrats from the Chicago area-- urged passage of the "Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act."

Mar 14, 2013 In The News

Six members of the Illinois congressional delegation sent a letter in support of the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act to the Illinois General Assembly today.

Mar 13, 2013 In The News
Seven Illinois members of Congress have sent a letters to the Illinois General Assembly, urging the passage of equal marriage legislation. Rep. Mike Quigley, Jan Schakowsky, Tammy Duckworth, Danny Davis, Bill Foster, Luis Gutierrez and Brad Schneider are among those pressing for the passage of the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act
Mar 12, 2013 In The News

A third Illinois Democrat has joined with a Pennsylvania Republican in the U.S. House to back a bill designed to help manufacturers get more quality help.

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster of Aurora announced he will co-cosponsor a measure that would create industry-approved, nationwide training standards in certain business sectors.

Mar 4, 2013 In The News

Newly-elected U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is set to take measures built on what makes the most business sense with independent solutions to today’s problems — even if it means he has to compromise.

Mar 2, 2013 In The News

Three Democratic members of Congress met with seniors in Des Plaines Friday to talk about protecting Social Security, Medicare, and the ongoing negotiations over automatic spending cuts, known as the sequester.

Mar 2, 2013 In The News

With no resolution in sight when it comes to finding a balance between bringing down the federal deficit and ensuring that the social safety net stays intact, many of the nation’s most vulnerable citizens are concerned about the future of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Feb 27, 2013 In The News

Constituents can talk to Foster's staff, ask questions and suggest ideas.

Congressman Bill Foster (D-Naperville), whose 11th District covers Woodridge, announced that he'll open a mobile office in Woodridge to serve constituents. 

Feb 27, 2013 In The News
February 26th, 2013

Congressman Foster recently toured Loaves & Fishes in response to our letter regarding the Farm Bill. We are sharing the letter’s contents here.

Feb 25, 2013 In The News

Young readers’ jaws dropped Friday morning at Georgetown Elementary School, as part of the school’s annual literacy program, D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) Georgetown.