Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted for H.R. 719, Continuing Appropriations for FY2016. The legislation will allow for continued government funding through December 11, 2015.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster congratulated May Watts Elementary School and Meadow Glens Elementary School, both of Naperville, Illinois, on being designated as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015 by the United States Department of Education.
The House Rules Committee has rejected an amendment authored by U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch (FL-21) and Bill Foster (IL-11), along with Reps.
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor, challenging Governor Jeb Bush’s comments on climate change. Recently, Bush rebuffed Pope Francis’ call to action on climate change, claiming he is “not a scientist.”
Joliet, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced that Joliet Junior College (JJC) will receive a $413,956 grant through the Strengthening Institutions Program of the United States Department of Education.
Washington, DC – Following Speaker Boehner’s announcement of his retirement, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) is calling on the Speaker to use his last weeks in office to take action on immigration reform.
Brother James Gaffney and Rep. Bill Foster
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted against H.R. 3134, Republican legislation that would defund Planned Parenthood. Foster releases the following statement:
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) and Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) introduced the “Safer Officers and Safer Citizens Act of 2015,” legislation to provide federal grant funding to outfit law enforcement officers with body cameras. The bill is the House version of a Senate bill recently introduced by Senators Cory Booker and Tim Scott.
Aurora, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced that Brother James Gaffney, FSC, will be his guest during Pope Francis’ historic address to the United States Congress on September 24, 2015. Gaffney will sit in the Gallery of the House Chamber for the Pope’s speech.
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WASHINGTON--Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) State of the Union address Tuesday nigh guest is Keith Bryant, a student trustee at Joliet Junior College.
From Foster: "Bryant is a nontraditional student who began studies at JJC after leaving a career in construction. Bryant is studying network system security and information technology and expects to graduate in May of 2014.
Dedicating at least a part of your life to public service is a lesson U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, learned from his father, who helped write federal Civil Rights legislation.
He encouraged students at the Joliet Job Corps winter commencement to discover how they can also serve others.
Illinois lawmakers reintroduced the Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act, legislation that would waive visas for visitors to the U.S. from countries like Poland.
Question: What can bring together local politicians on both sides of the aisle like just about no other issue?
Answer: Apple pie and motherhood, I suppose. But definitely Polish immigration rights.
She’d seen posters promoting the D.C. trip, but Nicolette Geron thought she had to be in a specific class to be eligible to go.
When the Naperville Central High School senior found out the trek to the nation’s capital for Inauguration Day was open to everybody, she jumped at the chance.
Newly sworn-in U.S. Rep. Bill Foster sees several problems facing the Fox Valley — a loss of manufacturing jobs, cuts in federal research money and Illinois’ dwindling share of revenue from the federal government.
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is launching the first of his planned mobile offices for the new 11th Congressional District.
The first location will be offered next week, Monday through Friday, at the Naperville Township Administration Building. The new 11th District serves parts of Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield and Joliet.
The office wasn’t quite in order yet. Then again, Bill Foster wasn’t in office yet, either. Not quite.
“It’s an interesting day of semi-organization around here,” Foster said.