Congressman Bill Foster

Representing the 11th District of Illinois

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Apr 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Foster (D-IL) announced a bipartisan resolution in support of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) role in its promotion of nuclear security.

Apr 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - While the details are still unclear, we already know President Trump’s tax plan will massively expand the national debt.

Apr 14, 2017 Press Release

Naperville, IL – Last night, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted a community forum to discuss the latest about the debate over health care and the Affordable Care Act.

Apr 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - "The Assad regime's continued possession and use of chemical weapons is a violation of international law and universal standards of humanity.  The missile strike against the Syrian airfield that was reportedly the source of this week's horrific chemical weapons attacks represents a measured first response to that violation.

Mar 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - I strongly condemn the Trump Administration’s decision to undo federal regulations that protect our environment. This order shows a fundamental ignorance of climate science and its importance to our country’s future. The vast majority of scientists believe that climate change is real and that it is largely man made.

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.

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In The News

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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Nov 7, 2013 In The News

Vicki Foley can trace her son Chris' drug use back to junior high, when he started smoking cigarettes.

The cigarettes led to marijuana and the marijuana eventually led to heroin.

The heroin led to his death.

"Heroin took his life," Foley said of the 27-year-old. "And it left a big hole in ours."

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Nov 5, 2013 In The News

Oct 29, 2013 In The News

Inaction on immigration reform will have negative consequences for the mostly white, male-dominated Republican Party during next year’s election, according to a group of protesters who vowed Saturday to vote Illinois’ GOP congressional delegates out of office if they do not work towards passing legislation that would overhaul the nation’s broken immigration system.

Oct 26, 2013 In The News

Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner is one of 21 elected heads of larger Illinois municipalities who recently wrote to the state’s congressional delegation in Washington imploring members to overhaul immigration laws as a way to repair and boost the economy.

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