“I joined my colleagues for a sit-in on the House floor to demand that Speaker Ryan and House Republicans allow a vote on legislation to address gun violence. In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in American history, we've reached a moment of truth for our nation. As a scientist, I always look at the facts, and gun violence is a public health crisis. It is time we act to stop it.
Aurora, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that $350,000 in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services will be awarded to VNA Healthcare in Aurora for the expansion of their oral health services.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that the House of Representatives has passed legislation to designate the U.S. Post Office facility located at 525 N. Broadway in Aurora, Illinois, as the Kenneth M. Christy Post Office Building.
Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) led a bipartisan letter to Department of Health and Human Services.
“Early yesterday morning, the LGBTQ community was targeted in a horrific attack at a popular night club. This attack marks the deadliest shooting in U.S. history. It occurred during a month designated to honor the rights of LGBTQ individuals. I send my deepest condolences to the victims, their families, and the city of Orlando. As the only Ph.D.
Chicago, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) met at Chicago O’Hare International Airport with Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Mayor Rahm Emanuel, TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger, and representatives from key airlines. The meeting was convened to discuss what actions are needed to address growing delays at airport security lines.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) introduced H.R. 5287 - the Medicaid Coverage for Addiction Recovery Expansion (CARE) Act – a bill that would expand access to treatment for people who are struggling to receive the addiction care they need.
Aurora, IL – Last night, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) hosted a telephone town hall discussion about the growing opioid epidemic and the legislative initiatives he is working on to address it.
Over 4,000 residents of the 11th Congressional District joined the call, and several had the opportunity to ask questions.
Washington, DC – Last night, in a unanimous vote, the House of Representatives passed the Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act, a bill that will allow for better collection of data to address the opioid epidemic.
Joliet, IL – Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) has announced the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition from the 11th Congressional District.
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For most immigrants, it is about the promise of a better life and an opportunity—the American Dream.
This past Saturday, July 21, was a day for them and for all immigrants who took part in the celebratory Day of the Immigrant 2013—Sharing our American Dream.
Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) meet today with a diverse group of business and community leaders from the 11th district to discuss comprehensive immigration reform, including members from the Indian, Polish, African American and Hispanic Communities.
With the U.S. Congress failing to act, interest rates on federally-subsidized student loans doubled this week.
Effective July 1, the rates for Federal Stafford Loans went from 3.4 to 6.8 percent, meaning that without congressional action, the 7 million students using the program will see a $4,000 increase on their average debt of $27,000.
Rep. Foster stopped by Loaves and Fishes to volunteer and speak with clients about the importance of food assistance. This comes after House Republicans passed the Farm Bill without funding for SNAP.
Video available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuTwFpU7_aI&feature=youtu.be
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Naperville) paid a visit to the Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry Friday, a day after the House Republican leadership voted in favor of a farm bill that did not include a nutrition assistance program for low-income families and seniors.
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, announced that he has become a cosponsor of H.R. 2250, the Spending Reduction Act, which would provide a responsible approach to deficit reduction and replace many of the mindless, across the board cuts implemented through sequestration.
Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) greeted veterans at the World War II Memorial. The group included veterans from Will, DuPage and Kane counties.
Among the things he saw Friday in downtown Joliet, U.S. Rep. Bill Foster noticed in particular the new Joliet Junior College building going up.
Students from Neuqua Valley High School recently placed second in the 10th annual national SIFMA Foundation Stock Market Game or “Capitol Hill Challenge.”