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Jan 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - After careful consideration, I have decided to attend the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States to mark the peaceful transfer of power that has always defined the strength of our democracy and respect for the Office of the Presidency. 

Jan 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, I voted against a Republican budget proposal that would expand the national debt over $9.5 trillion and would begin the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood. This budget resolution will have disastrous consequences for the American people.

Jan 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the 115th Congress:

“At the beginning of the 115th Congress, there are clear signs that Republicans will repeal much of the legislation that has improved the quality of life for so many Americans.

Dec 7, 2016 Press Release

This reported nomination is just another example of the Republican Party’s difficult relationship with science. As the only PhD scientist in Congress, I am deeply concerned at the long-term damage this decision will have on our environment. The science is very clear – climate change is real, and human activity is a major contributor.

Dec 2, 2016 Press Release

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

Nov 19, 2016 Press Release

Aurora, IL - Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted a panel on climate change with leading experts on environmental policy and meteorology. An estimated 400 people attended the event.

Oct 12, 2016 Press Release

Aurora, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) hosted the official ceremony to name the U.S. Post Office facility, located at 525 N. Broadway in Aurora, Illinois, as the Kenneth M. Christy Post Office Building.

Oct 5, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) led a letter to the House Rules Committee urging the end of the unilateral subpoena power of committee chairs in the 115th Congress.

Sep 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) praised funding included in the federal budget for science and public health crises. The continuing resolution allocates money for the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility at Fermilab located in Naperville, Illinois.

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In The News

Sep 9, 2013 In The News

U.S. Congressmen Bill Foster (D, IL-11) and Ted Deutch (D, FL-21) want immigrants protected from fraudulent and unethical legal representation.

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Sep 8, 2013 In The News

Tatiana Jimenez left her native Guatemala seven years ago to escape an abusive relationship and begin a new life in America.

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Sep 5, 2013 In The News

The problem is all too common in Texas and especially the Rio Grande Valley — so much so that the state attorney general’s office has a special office to deal with it, and periodically conducts special sweeps to arrest those who fraudulently promise to process immigrants’ documents.

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Sep 4, 2013 In The News

Fraudulent "notarios" - a term coming from the Spanish term for public notaries, and referring to non-lawyer immigration consultants - have long scammed immigrants in need of legal help.  Federal authorities have rarely attended to the problem, and there is no federal statue which addresses the practice of immigration law by those unauthorized to do so.  Now, with the introduction of a House bi

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Sep 4, 2013 In The News

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.

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Sep 2, 2013 In The News

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.”

Aug 31, 2013 In The News

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.

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Aug 29, 2013 In The News

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.

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Aug 25, 2013 In The News

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.

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Aug 21, 2013 In The News

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.

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