WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA) introduced a House resolution to designate December 3 as National 3D Printing Day. The resolution would also recognize the positive economic impact of 3D printing in the United States and encourage the promotion and celebration of 3D printing technology.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) led a letter of congratulations with 17 members of the Financial Services Committee to acting Director Leandra English at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Former Director of the CFPB Richard Cordray appointed English to the Deputy Director position last week after he announced his resignation.
WASHINGTON, DC - I opposed the Republican tax plan because it will raise taxes on middle class families in Illinois, slash Medicare by 25 billion dollars next year, and pass on trillions of additional debt for our children to pay – all in order to provide massive permanent tax breaks for large corporations and the very wealthy.
JOLIET, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that Joliet Junior College has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant in the amount of $649,901.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL), Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA) introduced the bipartisan GI Education Benefits Fairness Act. This legislation would align definitions of an eligible child in the Veterans Administration and Department of Defense for the purposes of the education benefit transfer.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) called on Scott Pruitt to rescind a directive to remove scientists from the Environmental Protection Agency’s advisory boards in a bipartisan letter signed by 61 Members of Congress. Last week, Scott Pruitt announced that scientists who received grants from the EPA could not serve on the EPA’s science advisory boards.
WASHINGTON, DC - The opioid crisis touches every community in the United States, including my district in Illinois. To stop it, we need multifaceted solutions. The report’s broad and inclusive recommendations provide a good blueprint for action.
WASHINGTON, DC - A first look at the Republican tax plan confirms all of our worst fears. It would push trillions of dollars of additional debt onto our children. It would raise taxes for hardworking families in Illinois while giving a tax cut to corporations and the wealthiest families and their children.
WASHINGTON, DC - As a businessman and the only PhD scientist in Congress, I always look to the facts to make thoughtful policy decisions, and the claim that the Republican budget will grow the economy and help the middle class is not based on facts.
WASHINGTON, DC - I applaud President Trump’s decision to declare what too many communities in Illinois and across American already know – the opioid crisis is a public health emergency.
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Hailing it as what may be the best shot at meaningful immigration reform in their political careers, Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Bill Foster Tuesday teamed up with local Aurora business and community leaders to trumpet a bill recently passed by the Senate.
AURORA — At a forum at an Aurora church Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Naperville) urged the U.S. House of Representatives to vote on legislation that would overhaul the nation’s immigration system.
The plan would include a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants who entered the country illegally.
It’s not so out-of-reach to think the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators could get their inspiration from inside a modest looking mobile unit or workshop called a “Fab Lab.”
It takes more than lasers and test tubes to perform the work that goes on each day at Argonne National Laboratory in Darien.
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster has introduced legislation targeting "notarios" who give immigrants fraudulent legal advice that can, at times, get them deported.
O también de notarios sin escrúpulos. Para ponerles un alto, un congresista propuso una ley que protegería a los inmigrantes de la explotación legal.
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WASHINGTON -- Moderate Democrats working to gather support from Republicans for comprehensive immigration reform sent an ultimatum Friday to Speaker John Boehner: introduce a bill by Sept. 30 or they'll introduce their own.
Nihal Advani came to the U.S. from India to play college tennis and got a job at Microsoft after graduation, but couldn't get a work visa and had to move to Canada. Craig Ulliot is worried that he'll lose a promising young employee if she can't get an H-1B visa to stay in the U.S. and keep working at his startup.
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.