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Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) spoke on the U.S. House floor in support of an amendment that would provide $2.5 million to the Office of Technology Assessment. The amendment was offered as a part of H.R. 3219, FY2018 Appropriations Bill.

Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) offered an amendment to draw attention to areas of rising threats to national security. The amendment was offered as a part of H.R. 3219, the FY2018 National Security Appropriations Bill.

Jul 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued a statement on the responses from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the number of cuts if the President’s FY2018 Budget Request takes effect.

Jul 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on President Trump’s proposed ban of transgender individuals in the military:

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Jul 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Foster (D-IL) voted in favor of H.R. 3364, a bill that would establish sanctions against Russia for its interference in the 2016 elections, its illegal annexation of Crimea, and its military activities in eastern Ukraine.

Jul 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced the formation of the bipartisan Payer State Caucus for the 115th Congress. Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ) joined the Caucus as Co-Chair to call attention to the discrepancy in revenue formulas that causes some states to lose federal tax revenue every year.

Jul 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. The National Defense Authorization Act provides $621.5 billion in discretionary base budget authority that supports the activities of the Department of Defense and defense-related activities within the Department of Energy.

Jul 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) reintroduced legislation to change penalties students face when convicted of minor marijuana offenses. The Second Chance for Students Act would allow students convicted of an offense involving the possession of marijuana to retain financial aid eligibility for six months while they complete a drug rehabilitation program.

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Jul 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Foster (D-IL) issued a statement on the National Science Foundation’s reported cuts if the President’s FY2018 Budget Request takes effect. The agency estimates that 13,000 researchers, professionals, and students could be affected by the proposed budget cuts.

Jul 7, 2017 Press Release

Joliet, IL - Last night, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted a community forum to discuss the latest news about the debate over health care and the Affordable Care Act.

Over 100 people were on hand to hear from a panel of healthcare experts and concerned constituents of the 11th District.

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Jun 10, 2013 In The News

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.

Jun 7, 2013 In The News

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.

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May 30, 2013 In The News

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.

May 29, 2013 In The News

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.

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 25, 2013 In The News

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.

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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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