Congressman Bill Foster

Representing the 11th District of Illinois

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Dec 7, 2016 Press Release

This reported nomination is just another example of the Republican Party’s difficult relationship with science. As the only PhD scientist in Congress, I am deeply concerned at the long-term damage this decision will have on our environment. The science is very clear – climate change is real, and human activity is a major contributor.

Dec 2, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA) introduced a House resolution to designate December 3rd as National 3D Printing Day. In addition, the resolution would recognize the positive economic impact of 3D printing in the United States and encourage the promotion and celebration of 3D printing technology.

Nov 19, 2016 Press Release

Aurora, IL - Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted a panel on climate change with leading experts on environmental policy and meteorology. An estimated 400 people attended the event.

Oct 12, 2016 Press Release

Aurora, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) hosted the official ceremony to name the U.S. Post Office facility, located at 525 N. Broadway in Aurora, Illinois, as the Kenneth M. Christy Post Office Building.

Oct 5, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) led a letter to the House Rules Committee urging the end of the unilateral subpoena power of committee chairs in the 115th Congress.

Sep 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) praised funding included in the federal budget for science and public health crises. The continuing resolution allocates money for the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility at Fermilab located in Naperville, Illinois.

Sep 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced four bills to address concerns with college opportunity and affordability.

Sep 27, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced H.R. 6178, the Fair Allocation of Highway Funds Act. The bill would alter the formula used to determine federal highway funding distribution to ensure that each state receives its fair share.

Sep 26, 2016 Press Release

Naperville, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted an event on the science of opioid and heroin addiction. He was joined by a panel of experts in addiction science and treatment.

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In The News

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.

Oct 3, 2013 In The News

The big budget standoff continues in Washington, but there is some news out of the Beltway: The number of local congressmen who aren't accepting pay until the fight is over is now at four.

Oct 3, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON — A group of about 90 elderly veterans flew here from Chicago’s Midway Airport on Wednesday and visited the National World War II Memorial — shutdown be darned.

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Oct 2, 2013 In The News

Congressmen Bill Foster (IL-11) , Randy Hultgren (IL-14) and Brad Schneider (IL-10) today released statements indicating they will go without pay during the government shutdown. 

Oct 2, 2013 In The News

Two Illinois House members have plans for the salary they will earn during the government shutdown — and it's not to keep the funds.

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL,13) says he will donate his salary to the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Sep 27, 2013 In The News

Imagine if a law enforcement agency insisted on incarcerating a certain number of prisoners, every day, every year, regardless of how many of those prisoners actually needed to be there; what the actual crime rate was; and whether there was another, cheaper way to keep track of them.

Sep 27, 2013 In The News

Imagine if Congress mandated that an arbitrary number of jail cells be filled with prisoners -- regardless of the crime rate. Authorities would be required to incarcerate people, no matter the circumstances or the affront to human rights. That’s basically the state of immigration detention in the U.S.

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