WASHINGTON, DC - I applaud President Trump’s decision to declare what too many communities in Illinois and across American already know – the opioid crisis is a public health emergency.
WASHINGTON, DC - As a businessman and the only PhD scientist in Congress, I always look to the facts to make thoughtful policy decisions, and the claim that the Republican budget will grow the economy and help the middle class is not based on facts.
NAPERVILLE, IL - Last night, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted an interfaith panel discussion on how our communities can effectively oppose hatred, prejudice, and bigotry.
More than 200 people were on hand to hear from a panel of local religious leaders and members of the Naperville community.
WASHINGTON, DC - As the only PhD physicist in Congress, I supported the Iran Deal after a review of its technical enforceability and its ability to functionally dismantle Iran’s nuclear weapons program. It has succeeded in every aspect of what was agreed to and has made the world safer thanks to the broad international coalition that made this deal a reality.
WASHINGTON, DC - For seven years, the Republican Party promised us a better health care plan with lower costs and better coverage. When they failed to live up to their promises, all that President Trump could deliver was a cruel slap in the face to millions of Americans who depend on these payments for lifesaving care.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that Yasmeen Hussain will join his Washington, DC office. She is sponsored by the Biophysical Society as part of the Congressional Science & Engineering Fellows Program that is managed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr.
WASHINGTON, DC - We woke up to unimaginable news this morning. We stand in solidarity with Las Vegas today. We will mourn those we lost too soon and will keep their families and friends close to our hearts. But we cannot accept these tragedies as normal. There is no reason why a fun night at a concert should turn into a death sentence.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced the bipartisan Smarter EPSCoR Act to ensure research dollars are distributed in an equitable manner. Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) is also an original cosponsor of the bill.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to end the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program.
Washington, DC – On Tuesday, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) led a letter to President Trump with Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), urging him to implement the recommendations of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. It was signed by 52 Members of Congress.
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For Batavia veteran Larry Orsborn, attending the wellness fair in Aurora Thursday for veterans was the "right thing to do."
"Unfortunately there are not a lot of 'outside' people who know as much about the resources available as the people that are here do," Orsborn said.
Illinois Democrats in Congress expressed outrage over the
Each day, more than 90 Americans die from heroin and opioid overdoses. In my home state of Illinois, there were 1,835 overdose deaths in 2015 — a 16 percent increase in just two years. New synthetic versions of heroin like fentanyl and carfentanil are exacerbating the crisis. Overdose deaths from these drugs increased by over 70 percent from 2014 to 2015.
Moments after Trump effectively put an end to Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Illinois Congressman Bill Foster (D-11), condemned the decision. Foster, who represents Illinois District 11, said, "the President fails to appreciate the important contributions these Americans make to our country’s rich diversity and economic prosperity."
For Metea Valley High School Principal Darrell Echols, true diversity is something that schools still need to keep working on.
At an event at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora Wednesday that focused on diversity, Echols shared a story that shows how far society needs to go to truly embrace differences among people.
JOLIET – It’s time we stop naming substance users as addicts, Will County Director of Substance Use Initiatives Dr. Kathleen Burke said.
Equal pay for women will probably not become a reality for years to come, some area leaders said at a forum on women's issues in Aurora on Thursday.
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, a Democrat representing the 11th District of Illinois, fired back after President Trump's Wednesday morning tweets announcing a ban on transgender people in the military. In a series of messages posted around 8 a.m. Central, the president said transgender individuals will not be allowed to serve in the U.S. armed forces.
Nancy Mullen has seen lots of positive changes in her 20-year career as an advocate for the LGBTQ community, but so much more needs to be done, she told an audience Saturday.