Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster congratulated May Watts Elementary School and Meadow Glens Elementary School, both of Naperville, Illinois, on being designated as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015 by the United States Department of Education.
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.
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.”
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.
Brother James Gaffney and Rep. Bill Foster
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:
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.
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.
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:
Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Congressman Bill Foster, Richard Garwin