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Mar 3, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tonight, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act:

Feb 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) re-introduced the Immigrant Detainee Legal Rights Act. The legislation would require immigration detention centers to inform immigrant detainees of their legal rights within five days of their arrival at the facilities.

Feb 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) voted to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act. The Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act to also ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the areas of employment, education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, housing, and public accommodations. 

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Feb 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the U.S. COVID-19 death toll passing 500,000 people:

“The magnitude of the loss of life our nation has endured over the past 12 months is immense, and we stand with everyone who is mourning the death of a loved one - including over 22,000 in Illinois alone.

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Feb 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) reintroduced the Shareholder Political Transparency Act to shed light on corporate political spending by public companies and increase transparency to investors and the public. The bill would mandate public companies periodically share political spending information with their shareholders.

Feb 12, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) re-introduced the Well-Informed, Scientific, & Efficient (WISE) Government Act to better equip federal agencies with the scientific literature necessary to make well-informed policy decisions.

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Feb 5, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) reintroduced a bill to designate the U.S. Post Office facility located at 303 E. Mississippi Ave. in Elwood, Illinois, as the Lawrence M. “Larry” Walsh Sr. Post Office Building.

Jan 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on President Biden’s Executive Order rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement:

Jan 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after voting to approve a waiver for General Lloyd Austin to serve as Secretary of Defense:

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In The News

Feb 10, 2021 In The News

Last-minute changes to proposed federal standards for new voting machines could expose the equipment to cyber-attacks, according to some members of Congress and security professionals.

Feb 8, 2021 In The News

SHOW ME SOME I.D. — A bipartisan pair of House lawmakers is planning to revive a bill in the coming weeks that would revamp the government’s approach to personal digital identification for U.S. citizens.

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Feb 5, 2021 In The News

Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) today said he will likely reintroduce legislation that aims to overhaul the country's fragmentary personal digital identification systems.

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Feb 3, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON (WLS) -- Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth and Congressional Representative Bill Foster introduced legislation to provide tax relief for anyone who used unemployment benefits last year.

Jan 25, 2021 In The News

US President Joe Biden has signed a raft of executive orders to begin reversing several initiatives by former US president Donald Trump.

Jan 25, 2021 In The News

As Sen. Dick Durbin readies for a historic role as chairman of the powerful Judiciary Committee, members of Congress from the suburbs are dusting off bills on climate change and cheaper prescription drugs with the White House and Senate changing from Republican to Democratic hands.

Jan 19, 2021 In The News

Congress needs a new committee that focuses exclusively on information technology, Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) said Thursday at an event hosted by The Hill.

Jan 14, 2021 In The News

On the same day the U.S. House impeached President Donald Trump an unprecedented second time, U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood on Wednesday called Trump "a clear and present danger" to the country and urged his removal from office after last week's violence at the Capitol.

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