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Dec 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted against the Tax Extender package, an unfunded collection of tax breaks that would increase the deficit by $622 billion over the next ten years – and an estimated $2 trillion over the next 20 years.  

Dec 11, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Bill Foster (IL-11), Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and 13 Members of Congress sent a bipartisan letter to Speaker Ryan asking for his support for the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). Congress created the OTA in 1972 to provide Congress with nonpartisan analysis of scientific and technical issues, but closed when it was defunded in 1995.

Dec 10, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Bill Foster (D-IL) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) sent a bipartisan letter highlighting efforts to encourage girls to develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Dec 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Bill Foster (IL-11) sent a letter signed by 61 Members of Congress urging the House Appropriations Committee to ensure robust funding for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Dec 3, 2015 Press Release

Joliet, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced that over $3.2 million in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services will be awarded to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet, Inc., for the continuation of the organization’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs that serve 750 families in the Joliet Area.

Dec 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Bill Foster (IL-11) voted for the conference report on Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act. The act is the first long-term transportation bill passed by Congress in over a decade and will fund transportation projects for the next five years.

Dec 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Representatives Bill Foster (IL-11) and Mark Takano (CA-41) introduced a bipartisan House resolution to establish December 3rd as national 3D Printing Day.

Text of the resolution is available here. The pair also introduced the legislation in the 113th Congress.

Dec 2, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Congressman Bill Foster spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to call for justice for Laquan McDonald.

Video of Foster’s speech can be found here.

Text of Foster’s remarks as prepared is below:

Nov 27, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Congressman Bill Foster launched a contest to invite residents of the Illinois Eleventh Congressional District to submit a question for a live discussion with Space Station astronauts.

Nov 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rules to increase transparency in dark pool trading. The proposal comes after Congressman Bill Foster and members of the New Democrat Coalition Financial Services Task Force urged the SEC to make the changes.


In The News

Apr 9, 2013 In The News

Women have been working for free from December 31 until today, speakers at an equal pay rally in Chicago said.

That’s because April 9 marked the day when a typical woman worker’s salary finally caught up with a man’s from 2012.  

Apr 3, 2013 In The News

Democratic U.S. Senator Dick Durbin Congressman Bill Foster met with current and former students at Aurora University who have benefitted from the Obama Administration's recent immigration directive.

Apr 1, 2013 In The News

AURORA – U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, and Waubonsee Community College President Christine Sobek on Thursday announced a proposal to put a manufacturing laboratory in Waubonsee’s downtown Aurora campus as a way to invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators.

Apr 1, 2013 In The News

When he was little, Jemuel Stephenson had the bug to make things.

So when he was 10, his mother took him to Fab Lab, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology creation that provides free access to sophisticated­ computer-controlled manufacturing equipment.

Mar 29, 2013 In The News

AURORA — A federal bill could be just what Waubonsee Community College needs to secure funding to build a state-of-the-art “Fab Lab” in Aurora.

Mar 28, 2013 In The News

When Congressman Bill Foster was raising his daughter, Christine, he once bought an old mill drill machine in the hope she would start designing and creating whatever inventions her young mind could manufacture. The effort didn't result in a Fortune 500 company, but she did walk away with some basic design and machine skills as well as some Styrofoam toys.

Mar 23, 2013 In The News

An Illinois congressman is proposing legislation that would promote advanced manufacturing in the United States while investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs. U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Naperville) is introducing the “Fab Lab” legislation.

Mar 20, 2013 In The News
Congressman Bill Foster announced he will co-sponsor the bipartisan American Manufacturing Efficiency and Retraining Investment Collaboration Achievement Works (AMERICA Works) Act. The bill, introduced by Reps.
Mar 16, 2013 In The News

The impact of the federal sequester heavily influenced President Barack Obama's speech to scientists at Argonne National Laboratory Friday afternoon, as he painted a bleak picture of American research being outpaced if funding dries up.

Mar 16, 2013 In The News
(LEMONT, Ill.) Scientists, politicians and media have gathered at Argonne National Labratory to hear President Obama propose a $2 billion trust fund to develop alternatives to gasoline.