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Dec 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - This resolution is yet another last minute stopgap measure that fails to provide solutions that hardworking Americans need from the people who represent them. We still have a long list of priorities to resolve.

Dec 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - I absolutely condemn sexual assault and sexual harassment. No one should have to work in a professional environment where this kind of behavior is condoned. Whether it’s the disgusting and disturbing events in Alabama or the events with Senator Franken, Congressman Conyers, and President Trump, any type of this behavior is unacceptable.

Dec 1, 2017 Press Release

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

Nov 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) led a letter of congratulations with 17 members of the Financial Services Committee to acting Director Leandra English at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Former Director of the CFPB Richard Cordray appointed English to the Deputy Director position last week after he announced his resignation.

Nov 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - I opposed the Republican tax plan because it will raise taxes on middle class families in Illinois, slash Medicare by 25 billion dollars next year, and pass on trillions of additional debt for our children to pay – all in order to provide massive permanent tax breaks for large corporations and the very wealthy.

Nov 14, 2017 Press Release

JOLIET, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that Joliet Junior College has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant in the amount of $649,901.

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Nov 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL), Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA) introduced the bipartisan GI Education Benefits Fairness Act. This legislation would align definitions of an eligible child in the Veterans Administration and Department of Defense for the purposes of the education benefit transfer.

Nov 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) called on Scott Pruitt to rescind a directive to remove scientists from the Environmental Protection Agency’s advisory boards in a bipartisan letter signed by 61 Members of Congress. Last week, Scott Pruitt announced that scientists who received grants from the EPA could not serve on the EPA’s science advisory boards.

Nov 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The opioid crisis touches every community in the United States, including my district in Illinois. To stop it, we need multifaceted solutions. The report’s broad and inclusive recommendations provide a good blueprint for action.

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Nov 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - A first look at the Republican tax plan confirms all of our worst fears. It would push trillions of dollars of additional debt onto our children. It would raise taxes for hardworking families in Illinois while giving a tax cut to corporations and the wealthiest families and their children.

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Dec 4, 2017 In The News

Speaking Monday in Aurora, U.S. Rep.

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Dec 1, 2017 In The News

 

 

Nov 19, 2017 In The News

Ending a tax deduction for interest paid on student loans. Raising taxes for more than 100,000 graduate students who receive tuition waivers. Imposing a levy on endowments at certain private colleges and universities.

Nov 16, 2017 In The News

Local Congressional members toed the political party line Thursday when the U.S. House voted 227-205 in support of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which calls for major changes in the personal and corporate tax structure.

Nov 15, 2017 In The News

JOLIET - Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, announced Tuesday that Joliet Junior College was awarded a National Science Foundation grant worth $649,901, according to a press release from Foster's office.

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Nov 7, 2017 In The News

A group of mostly Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday slammed a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policy designed to overhaul the agency’s scientific advisory panels. 

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Nov 2, 2017 In The News

Three weeks ago, President Trump announced his refusal to certify to Congress Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the grounds that he does not believe that it is in our national interest—despite his acknowledgement that Iran is in full compliance with the terms of the agreement.

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Oct 27, 2017 In The News

Argonne National Laboratory near Lemont is celebrating two milestones: the 75th anniversary of the world's first nuclear chain reaction and the 10th anniversary of a microscopic research center.

Many know of the Southland's connections to the 1940s experiments that were instrumental in the development of the two nuclear bombs dropped on Japan in 1945.

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Oct 20, 2017 In The News

Almost 200 people came out to Congregation Beth Shalom in Naperville for the Faces of Our Community: Interfaith and Anti-Hate Forum.

Illinois Representative Bill Foster led a panel of community members and religious leaders for an evening to discuss how to oppose prejudice, hate, and bigotry.

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Oct 18, 2017 In The News

In a new series called “Our Representatives,” Morning Shift is reaching out to all 26 House members and senators in Washington that represent the people in the WBEZ listening area. In this first installment, host Jenn White talks with Illinois Democratic Congressman Bill Foster.

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