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
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.
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).
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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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A Hispanic group from Catholic Diocese of Joliet visited U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Naperville) on Friday to drop off petitions urging the passage of immigration reform at the federal level and to remind the congressman about why that legislation is so desperately needed.
WASHINGTON — The only retired general in Congress, House Democrat Bill Enyart of Belleville, who attended a classified briefing Sunday on potential military strikes against Syria, said the challenge facing the U.S. was to choose “the least bad of our alternatives.”
Remember those kids you went to school with who were so smart you knew they’d wind up being scientists or engineers?
Two of them are now representing the Joliet area in Congress. U.S. Reps. Bill Foster (D-11th) and Dan Lipinski (D-3rd) have impressive science pedigrees.
The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech was celebrated Wednesday afternoon at Aurora University by having students and guests experience the famous address in a way that mirrored how it was delivered five decades ago.
One Illinois Democrat says immigration reform isn’t just a moral issue-it’s good for business. U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Naperville) is appealing to business leaders to get behind comprehensive immigration reform, claiming passing the current Senate bill would increase the gross domestic product and reduce the national debt.
Illinois business representatives were able to schmooze Wednesday with scientists and researchers from Argonne and Fermi national laboratories during a first-of-its-kind small-business fair.
Will County officials had a chance to showcase some new technology while at the same time talk about the need for better training programs aimed at preparing people for manufacturing jobs of the future.
Hailing it as what may be the best shot at meaningful immigration reform in their political careers, Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Bill Foster Tuesday teamed up with local Aurora business and community leaders to trumpet a bill recently passed by the Senate.
AURORA — At a forum at an Aurora church Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Naperville) urged the U.S. House of Representatives to vote on legislation that would overhaul the nation’s immigration system.
The plan would include a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants who entered the country illegally.