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Sep 30, 2015 Press Release

The House Rules Committee has rejected an amendment authored by U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch (FL-21) and Bill Foster (IL-11), along with Reps.

Sep 28, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor, challenging Governor Jeb Bush’s comments on climate change. Recently, Bush rebuffed Pope Francis’ call to action on climate change, claiming he is “not a scientist.”

Sep 28, 2015 Press Release

Joliet, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced that Joliet Junior College (JJC) will receive a $413,956 grant through the Strengthening Institutions Program of the United States Department of Education.

Sep 25, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Following Speaker Boehner’s announcement of his retirement, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) is calling on the Speaker to use his last weeks in office to take action on immigration reform. 

Sep 24, 2015 Press Release

Foster and Gaffney

Brother James Gaffney and Rep. Bill Foster

Sep 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted against H.R. 3134, Republican legislation that would defund Planned Parenthood. Foster releases the following statement:

Sep 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) and Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) introduced the “Safer Officers and Safer Citizens Act of 2015,” legislation to provide federal grant funding to outfit law enforcement officers with body cameras. The bill is the House version of a Senate bill recently introduced by Senators Cory Booker and Tim Scott.

Sep 15, 2015 Press Release

Aurora, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced that Brother James Gaffney, FSC, will be his guest during Pope Francis’ historic address to the United States Congress on September 24, 2015. Gaffney will sit in the Gallery of the House Chamber for the Pope’s speech.

Sep 11, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke in favor of the Iran nuclear agreement on the House floor.

Video of Foster’s speech is available here.

Text of Foster’s remarks is below:

Sep 8, 2015 Press Release

Foster press conference

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Congressman Bill Foster, Richard Garwin


In The News

Feb 11, 2013 In The News

Dedicating at least a part of your life to public service is a lesson U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, learned from his father, who helped write federal Civil Rights legislation.

He encouraged students at the Joliet Job Corps winter commencement to discover how they can also serve others.

Feb 6, 2013 In The News

Illinois lawmakers reintroduced the Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act, legislation that would waive visas for visitors to the U.S. from countries like Poland.

Feb 5, 2013 In The News

Question: What can bring together local politicians on both sides of the aisle like just about no other issue?

Answer: Apple pie and motherhood, I suppose. But definitely Polish immigration rights.

Jan 25, 2013 In The News

She’d seen posters promoting the D.C. trip, but Nicolette Geron thought she had to be in a specific class to be eligible to go.

When the Naperville Central High School senior found out the trek to the nation’s capital for Inauguration Day was open to everybody, she jumped at the chance.

Jan 15, 2013 In The News

Newly sworn-in U.S. Rep. Bill Foster sees several problems facing the Fox Valley — a loss of manufacturing jobs, cuts in federal research money and Illinois’ dwindling share of revenue from the federal government.

Jan 11, 2013 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is launching the first of his planned mobile offices for the new 11th Congressional District.

The first location will be offered next week, Monday through Friday, at the Naperville Township Administration Building. The new 11th District serves parts of Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield and Joliet.

Jan 8, 2013 In The News

The office wasn’t quite in order yet. Then again, Bill Foster wasn’t in office yet, either. Not quite.

“It’s an interesting day of semi-organization around here,” Foster said.