Washington, DC – In a letter to House Republican leadership, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11), Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and over 90 of their Democratic House colleagues called for an end to the Republicans’ Select Panel to Investigate Planned Parenthood.
Washington, DC – On Friday, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) took to the floor of the House to honor the memory of the thousands of Americans who have been lost to heroin and opioid addiction.
Washington, DC – On Wednesday, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the floor of the House in honor of Ken Christy – a long-time letter carrier for the Aurora Post Office and an active community leader who was serving as president of the Illinois State Association of Letter Carriers at the time of his unexpected passing.
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.
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House Democrats are pressing their colleagues to address the student loan interest rate hike that is set to take effect July 1, if lawmakers fail to pass legislation that would stop the increase.
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, released a statement celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. The Act, signed into law by President John F. Kennedy, established the principle of equal pay for equal work by women.
Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center thanks those members of the U.S. House of Representatives who spoke out this week to end the wasteful and harmful immigration detention bed quota. While an amendment co-sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Rep.
On Wednesday, May 29, U.S. Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) visited the Aurora University campus to meet with educators, university officials and local business leaders regarding STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.
AURORA — U.S. Rep. Bill Foster was in town Wednesday with Aurora education and business leaders to sell a new jobs bill that would aim to connect students with training needed to pursue careers in math, science and technology.
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-11th, traveled an uncommon path on his way to the U.S. House of Representatives.
On Friday, May 24, US Senator Dick Durbin and US Congressman Bill Foster joined with Cholly Smith of the US Chamber of Commerce and Mark Segal, the Chicagoland Chamber’s Public Policy Committee Chairman, on a panel hosted by the Chamber’s Employment Law Forum for a discussion on the need to pass federal comprehensive immigration reform.
In science, answers bring more questions. That’s how it’s been for the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, especially since the Tevatron particle collider was turned on in 1985.
As school districts across Illinois begin to implement the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Joliet Township High School is working hard to ensure that students are experiencing relevant curricular projects that push students to think critically, while applying the information that they learn.
Congressman Bill Foster praised President Obama’s signing of the federal disaster declaration for Illinois. The declaration covers those affected by April flooding in 11 Illinois counties including all five counties in the 11thDistrict -- Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will. Following the announcement, Congressman Bill Foster offered help to any 11th District resident, business or community