A day after Speaker Michael Madigan pronounced the gay marriage bill 12 votes short, a group pushing the issue tried to recapture momentum by announcing support from seven Illinois Democratic congressmen --- even though they don’t get to vote in Springfield.
Washington, DC – On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, Congressman Bill Foster spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives recognizing the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce in Aurora, Illinois.
Video of Foster’s speech can be found here.
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted against H.R. 4038, the so called American SAFE Act of 2015, and released the following statement:
Washington, DC—Last night, the House of Representatives passed an amendment introduced by Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) that would take steps to close the Payer State gap by more clearly reporting the distribution of transportation funding.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) announced grant awards for Kane and Will Counties from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) and 12 bipartisan members of Congress wrote to National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins asking him to examine the potential for abuse of home-brewed heroin.
Washington, DC—This weekend, newly elected House Speaker Paul D.
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on newly-elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul D. Ryan:
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted for H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015.
Washington, DC – Today, Representative Bill Foster (IL-11) voted for H.R. 3819, the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015.
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Six members of the Illinois congressional delegation sent a letter in support of the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act to the Illinois General Assembly today.
WASHINGTON--As the Illinois House in Springfield nears a vote on gay marriage, seven Illinois members of Congress--all Democrats from the Chicago area-- urged passage of the "Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act."
Seven Illinois members of Congress have sent a letters to the Illinois General Assembly, urging the passage of equal marriage legislation. Rep.
A third Illinois Democrat has joined with a Pennsylvania Republican in the U.S. House to back a bill designed to help manufacturers get more quality help.
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster of Aurora announced he will co-cosponsor a measure that would create industry-approved, nationwide training standards in certain business sectors.
Newly-elected U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is set to take measures built on what makes the most business sense with independent solutions to today’s problems — even if it means he has to compromise.
Three Democratic members of Congress met with seniors in Des Plaines Friday to talk about protecting Social Security, Medicare, and the ongoing negotiations over automatic spending cuts, known as the sequester.
With no resolution in sight when it comes to finding a balance between bringing down the federal deficit and ensuring that the social safety net stays intact, many of the nation’s most vulnerable citizens are concerned about the future of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Constituents can talk to Foster's staff, ask questions and suggest ideas.
Congressman Bill Foster (D-Naperville), whose 11th District covers Woodridge, announced that he'll open a mobile office in Woodridge to serve constituents.
Young readers’ jaws dropped Friday morning at Georgetown Elementary School, as part of the school’s annual literacy program, D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) Georgetown.