WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. William Enyart, a retired general from southern Illinois, said Thursday from the House floor that his wife had gotten a call from one of her best friends, a woman he said was angry, disappointed and frightened.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the failure of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Foster released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Nuclear Deal:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA) reintroduced a resolution to fund the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) will lead the resolution in the Senate.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Steven Knight (R-CA) introduced H.R. 5610, the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced a resolution in support of science diplomacy in the United States and around the world. This resolution recognizes that the United States and the world must continue to work together to address complex global challenges while highlighting that collaboration advances the diplomatic interests of the United States.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Foster’s amendment to the Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act passed the U.S. House. The amended legislation would strengthen the Volcker Rule within the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act by making the regulatory process more efficient.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the failure of the so-called Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States:
Naperville, IL - Last night, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted a community forum to discuss gun violence. Over 300 people attended Community Christian Church to listen to speakers and ask questions.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) released the following statement on the 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act:
WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) offered an amendment in the Financial Services Committee to make the Volcker Rule more effective. Currently, a committee of five regulators writes the rule, and each holds veto power. This rulemaking procedure has led to regulations that are delayed, inconsistent, and more complicated than necessary.
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Inaction on immigration reform will have negative consequences for the mostly white, male-dominated Republican Party during next year’s election, according to a group of protesters who vowed Saturday to vote Illinois’ GOP congressional delegates out of office if they do not work towards passing legislation that would overhaul the nation’s broken immigration system.
Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner is one of 21 elected heads of larger Illinois municipalities who recently wrote to the state’s congressional delegation in Washington imploring members to overhaul immigration laws as a way to repair and boost the economy.
ICE has worked to develop and implement some critical improvements to the system, though additional reforms remain needed.
(CBS) – Suburban Congressman Bill Foster (D-Ill.) says the budget impasse on Capitol Hill could be resolved easily at this point, and with a debt crisis coming, it should be.
While food and airline safety inspectors stay home, national parks remain closed and basic scientific research grinds to a halt, a private gym reserved exclusively for members of the House of Representatives remains open.
A gym for Senators is also still open.
Though congress members pay small monthly fees, the gyms are run largely on taxpayer dollars.
WASHINGTON — Two House Democrats are going after the congressional dumbbells.
Reps. Patrick Murphy of Florida and Bill Foster of Illinois demanded Wednesday the shutdown of the House gym, which has stayed open even while much of the federal government has closed.
House Democrats have a new strategy to force their fellow members of Congress to feel the pain of the shutdown — stripping them of their gym privileges.
Such a move would not just block members from burning carbs, though. It would also prevent the members who sleep in their offices from availing themselves of the showers that keep them from offending.
The federal government may be closed, but the gyms for members of Congress are still open. That doesn't sit well with U.S. Reps. Bill Foster (D-IL, 11) and Patrick Murphy (D-FL, 18).
The government shutdown hasn't closed the private House and Senate gyms, which have been kept open along with their showers by the Architect of the Capitol, the agency responsible for the maintenance of the Capitol Complex.