Joliet, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that Joliet Junior College has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education for $89,769. The funding is provided as part of the Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS). The CCAMPIS program helps to provide child care options for student-parents enrolled in higher education.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement following the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after a bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would authorize DREAMers to serve in the armed services was blocked from consideration by the Republican-led House Rules Committee.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced legislation that would require Senate confirmation for the National Security Advisor to the President of the United States.
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 – This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) advanced legislation that would provide access to inpatient treatment services for pregnant and postpartum women as they receive treatment for opioid dependency. The bill passed unanimously by voice vote in the Energy and Commerce Committee.
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.
In The News
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.
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.
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.
Two House Democrats want the congressional gym closed until the shutdown impasse is over.
Reps. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) and Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) are circulating a letter that asks House Speaker John Boehner to deem the House spa non-essential for the duration of the shutdown.
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.
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 big budget standoff continues in Washington, but there is some news out of the Beltway: The number of local congressmen who aren't accepting pay until the fight is over is now at four.
WASHINGTON — A group of about 90 elderly veterans flew here from Chicago’s Midway Airport on Wednesday and visited the National World War II Memorial — shutdown be darned.
Two Illinois House members have plans for the salary they will earn during the government shutdown — and it's not to keep the funds.
Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL,13) says he will donate his salary to the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Imagine if Congress mandated that an arbitrary number of jail cells be filled with prisoners -- regardless of the crime rate. Authorities would be required to incarcerate people, no matter the circumstances or the affront to human rights. That’s basically the state of immigration detention in the U.S.