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 – 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.
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.
Washington, DC - While the details are still unclear, we already know President Trump’s tax plan will massively expand the national debt.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Foster (D-IL) announced a bipartisan resolution in support of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) role in its promotion of nuclear security.
Naperville, IL – Last night, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted a community forum to discuss the latest about the debate over health care and the Affordable Care Act.
Washington, DC - "The Assad regime's continued possession and use of chemical weapons is a violation of international law and universal standards of humanity. The missile strike against the Syrian airfield that was reportedly the source of this week's horrific chemical weapons attacks represents a measured first response to that violation.
Washington, DC - I strongly condemn the Trump Administration’s decision to undo federal regulations that protect our environment. This order shows a fundamental ignorance of climate science and its importance to our country’s future. The vast majority of scientists believe that climate change is real and that it is largely man made.
Washington, DC – Today, I was proud to be on the floor of the U.S. House as pressure from across the political spectrum forced the Republican Party to pull the American Health Care Act, also known as TrumpCare, from consideration. If this legislation had passed, the result would have been a disaster for retirees, veterans, and hardworking Americans.
Washington, DC – I am pleased to announce that the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet will receive over $2.3 million in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services. This funding will allow the organization’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs to continue.
Washington, DC - This budget eliminates critical funding for science, education, and programs that keep Americans safe and healthy. It is hard to overstate how much damage this budget will do to our ability to remain at the forefront of innovation and problem solving.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.