Congressman Bill Foster

Representing the 11th District of Illinois

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Apr 22, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Bill Foster has announced that $151.3 million in grant funding from the Department of the Treasury will be awarded to the State of Illinois through the Hardest Hit Fund, a federal program that provides targeted aid to the states that were most severely impacted by the foreclosure crisis.

Apr 22, 2016 Press Release

Aurora, IL – Today, less than two weeks after Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) sent a letter to Governor Rauner urging him to take action to help Illinois students facing financial hardship due to the state’s budget stalemate, the Governor has agreed to sign legislati

Apr 18, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Friday, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) introduced a bill to designate the U.S. Post Office facility located at 525 N. Broadway in Aurora, Illinois, as the Kenneth M. Christy Post Office Building. The bill is co-sponsored by Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13).

Apr 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – In a letter to Transportation Secretary Foxx, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) called for the awarding of more transportation grants to Payer States.

Payer States receive less in federal funding than they pay out in federal taxes. Illinois, for example, faces an annual shortfall of $40 billion because of this problem.

Apr 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) took to the floor of the House of Representatives to commemorate National Library Week, and to speak about the work being done by libraries across the country.

You can watch Congressman Foster’s speech here.

Text of Foster’s remarks is below:

Apr 11, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – In a letter to Governor Rauner, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) and eight members of the Illinois congressional delegation called for immediate action to aide Illinois college students facing financial hardship due to the prolonged state budget impasse.

Apr 7, 2016 Press Release

Chicago, IL – On Thursday at the University of Chicago Law School, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) joined students, faculty, and other members of Congress, for a discussion with President Obama about the Supreme Court and our country’s judicial system – including the need for the Senate to do its job and give the President’s Supreme Court nominee a fair hearing.

Mar 24, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In a letter to the leaders of the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL), Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA), and 99 of their Democratic House Colleagues this week requested stronger federal funding to combat the opioid addiction epidemic in Fiscal Year 2017.

Mar 24, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, Congressman Bill Foster spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives on the importance of strengthening the global nuclear security architecture.

Video of Foster’s speech can be found here.

Text of Foster’s remarks as prepared is below:

Mar 22, 2016 Press Release

Aurora, IL – On Friday in Aurora, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) toured the Dunlee Manufacturing Facility, a division of Philips, to learn more about how the Manufacturing Careers Internship Program is helping to get young people interested and involved in manufacturing career opportunities.

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In The News

Aug 3, 2013 In The News

Two Democratic congressmen are proposing legislation that would strengthen penalties for unscrupulous notarios (notaries) and protect immigrants who fall victim to their schemes.

Aug 3, 2013 In The News

Dos congresistas demócratas, entre ellos el representante Ted Deutch de Boca Ratón, han presentado un proyecto de ley en la Cámara de Representantes para combatir a los polémicos notarios, personas que se hacen pasar por abogados o tramitadores de inmigración para así estafar a inmigrantes indocumentados, principalmente en comunidades donde viven mexicanos y centroamericanos.

Aug 3, 2013 In The News

O también de notarios sin escrúpulos. Para ponerles un alto, un congresista propuso una ley que protegería a los inmigrantes de la explotación legal.

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Aug 3, 2013 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster has introduced legislation targeting "notarios" who give immigrants fraudulent legal advice that can, at times, get them deported.

Aug 2, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Moderate Democrats working to gather support from Republicans for comprehensive immigration reform sent an ultimatum Friday to Speaker John Boehner: introduce a bill by Sept. 30 or they'll introduce their own.

Jul 27, 2013 In The News

Nihal Advani came to the U.S. from India to play college tennis and got a job at Microsoft after graduation, but couldn't get a work visa and had to move to Canada. Craig Ulliot is worried that he'll lose a promising young employee if she can't get an H-1B visa to stay in the U.S. and keep working at his startup.

Jul 23, 2013 In The News

DREAMers.

For most immigrants, it is about the promise of a better life and an opportunity—the American Dream.

This past Saturday, July 21, was a day for them and for all immigrants who took part in the celebratory Day of the Immigrant 2013—Sharing our American Dream.

Jul 15, 2013 In The News

With the U.S. Congress failing to act, interest rates on federally-subsidized student loans doubled this week.

Effective July 1, the rates for Federal Stafford Loans went from 3.4 to 6.8 percent, meaning that without congressional action, the 7 million students using the program will see a $4,000 increase on their average debt of $27,000.

Jul 13, 2013 In The News

Rep. Foster stopped by Loaves and Fishes to volunteer and speak with clients about the importance of food assistance. This comes after House Republicans passed the Farm Bill without funding for SNAP.

Video available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuTwFpU7_aI&feature=youtu.be

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