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Apr 29, 2016 Press Release

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.

Apr 29, 2016 Press Release

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.  

Apr 27, 2016 Press Release

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.

Apr 22, 2016 Press Release

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

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Apr 22, 2016 Press Release

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.

Apr 18, 2016 Press Release

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).

Apr 15, 2016 Press Release

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.

Apr 13, 2016 Press Release

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:

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Apr 11, 2016 Press Release

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.

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Apr 7, 2016 Press Release

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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In The News

May 25, 2013 In The News

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.

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May 23, 2013 In The News

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. 

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May 21, 2013 In The News

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

May 17, 2013 In The News

Joliet City Councilman Jim McFarland wants to hear firsthand – and publicly – what Corrections Corp. of America plans to do if it builds an immigration detention center in Joliet.

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May 14, 2013 In The News

Some suburban lawmakers are demanding an explanation of why the U.S. Department of Justice aggressively pursued phone records of Associated Press journalists while investigating the release of classified information to the media about a failed al-Qaida plot last year.

Illinois Republicans and Democrats alike joined the chorus of outrage Tuesday.

May 9, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON--Gov. Pat Quinn formally requested federal flood assistance on Thursday, unleashing a bi-partisan push from the entire Illinois congressional delegation for President Barack Obama to declare 11 Illinois counties in need of disaster relief following torrential April downpours.

May 8, 2013 In The News

An United States Air Force Captain killed in Afghanistan is being honored by Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) and Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) Wednesday.

Foster and Hultgren issued a joint statement to honor Captain Brandon Cyr's life, service, and sacrifice.

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May 2, 2013 In The News

AURORA — The hope is that the project will be a cornerstone of the rebirth of downtown.

Apr 30, 2013 In The News

On March 20, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced The National Fab Lab Network Act of 2013 (H.R. 1289), which would create a federal charter for a non-profit organization called “The National Fab Lab Network” (NFLN).

Apr 25, 2013 In The News

BOLINGBROOK – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Bill Foster announced Wednesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has made a $680,000 investment in the Bolingbrook Fire Department for vehicle acquisition.

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