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May 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) reintroduced the Medicaid CARE Act along with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH), and Congressman Evan Jenkins (R-WV). This bill would provide medical assistance for treatment of opioid and heroin addiction. It would allow payments for certain residential treatment facilities.

May 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - We just learned the Republicans' health care plan would leave 23 million Americans without insurance over the next decade while rapidly bankrupting Medicare. This legislation is an irresponsible affront to hard-working Americans. We need to work together to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and keep health care affordable and accessible.

 

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May 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - This budget is a demonstration of contempt for hard-working families and a devastating blow to the United States’ position as a leader in science and innovation. It reveals the empty promises that the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress made to Americans to make our country great again.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) reintroduced legislation that would make sure states, including Illinois, receive a fair share of transportation funding through the Highway Trust Fund. The Fair Allocation of Highway Funds Act would change the way transportation funding is allocated to states.

May 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Thursday, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) led a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt concerning the recent dismissal of several members of the EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) co-led the letter, which was signed by 70 Members of Congress.

May 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. - Reports that President Trump needlessly revealed information from highly classified allied sources to Russian diplomats are highly disturbing and represent a continuing pattern of irresponsible off-the-cuff statements. Information sharing with allied intelligence sources is crucial to our national security.

May 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. - The sudden dismissal of James Comey is deeply disturbing. Our democracy only functions as the Founding Fathers envisioned when its leaders, including the President of the United States, operate with full accountability and transparency in the interests of the United States and her citizens.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. - I was proud to cast my vote against the American Health Care Act. This is the 65th time Republicans have voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but now we know what their replacement looks like. It would be an unmitigated disaster for hardworking Americans across this country.

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May 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – I am pleased we were able to pass a bipartisan spending bill. It is an encouraging first step for this Congress as we fight to maintain our country’s leadership role in science and innovation.

Apr 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) led a letter to President Trump to express concern over proposed cuts to the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The letter affirms the Office’s role in the preservation of innovation and continuance of American competitive edge in the global economy.

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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.

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.

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.
 
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Mar 15, 2013 In The News

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.

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Mar 14, 2013 In The News

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."

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