Congressman Bill Foster

Representing the 11th District of Illinois

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Mar 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, I was proud to be on the floor of the U.S. House as pressure from across the political spectrum forced the Republican Party to pull the American Health Care Act, also known as TrumpCare, from consideration. If this legislation had passed, the result would have been a disaster for retirees, veterans, and hardworking Americans.

Mar 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – I am pleased to announce that the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet will receive over $2.3 million in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services. This funding will allow the organization’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs to continue.

Mar 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced the American Innovation Act, a measure that would support the steady growth of federal investment in scientific and technological research.

Mar 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - This budget eliminates critical funding for science, education, and programs that keep Americans safe and healthy. It is hard to overstate how much damage this budget will do to our ability to remain at the forefront of innovation and problem solving.

Mar 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced a bipartisan House resolution to designate March 14 as National Pi (π) Day.

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 - 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 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 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.

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Dec 18, 2013 In The News

A handful of Illinois Democratic members of Congress Tuesday outlined county-by-county numbers of people who will lose unemployment benefits Dec. 28.

Their numbers come from the the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

Dec 15, 2013 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is looking to constituents for answers when it comes to the federal government’s budget deficit.

“There are no easy choices to be made here,” Foster said Monday at Calvary Church in Naperville, before putting about 50 people through a 90-minute workshop on which items should have priority in the federal budget.

Dec 7, 2013 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Naperville) is looking to constituents for answers when it comes to the federal government’s budget deficit.

“There are no easy choices to be made here,” Foster said Monday at Calvary Church in Naperville, before putting about 50 people through a 90-minute workshop on which items should have priority in the federal budget.

Dec 2, 2013 In The News

An Illinois congressman wants children of soldiers to avoid a case of educationus interruptus. Sgt. First Class Angela Dees of Joliet, now stationed in Virginia, says the Defense Department reversed itself on her son’s tuition and demanded a refund.

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Dec 2, 2013 In The News

At least seven legislative proposals are pending in Congress to improve the new GI Bill for large swaths of beneficiaries, including active-duty and reserve troops, wounded warriors and families.

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Nov 30, 2013 In The News

Picking a candidate for governor could be a tough choice for Republican primary voters. For evidence of that, look no further than Barrington.

The Barrington Township Republican Organization's leaders recently got together to endorse candidates.

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Nov 9, 2013 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL, 11) kept his word and donated the pay he earned during the government shutdown to the Northern Illinois Food Bank on Friday.

Nov 7, 2013 In The News

The numbers are grim: 71 overdose deaths in DuPage and Will counties so far this year. Last year, Kane County tallied 27 heroin fatalities. Fifty percent of all addicts are doomed to die from their dependency.

Still, there is reason for hope.

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