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Jun 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted two amendments offered by Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) to support R&D programs important to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the future of U.S. space exploration. Both amendments were adopted into the Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill.

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Jun 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion blocking the addition of a “citizenship question” to the Census for now:

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Jun 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, an amendment offered by Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) to highlight the unequal distribution of federal transportation funds passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of an appropriations package for the Department of Transportation. The legislation now awaits action in the Senate. 

Jun 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to provide $4.5 billion in emergency appropriations to address the humanitarian crisis at the Southern border:

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Jun 21, 2019 Press Release

JOLIET, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that the University of St. Francis (USF) will receive an award from the Department of Health and Human Services in the amount of $1,452,947.

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Jun 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, an amendment offered by Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) to support funding for the Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) project and promote science diplomacy passed the U.S.

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Jun 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Late last night, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted all four amendments offered by Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) as part of the appropriations bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education.

The four amendments offered by Congressman Foster and adopted in the legislation would:

Jun 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) sent a letter to the Comptroller General of the United States requesting that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conduct an independent review of the distribution of federal budget receipts and expenditures across the United States.

Jun 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act:

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May 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) released the following statement after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s press conference on the conclusion of his investigation:

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Jun 29, 2018 In The News

A physicist by training, Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) brought some scientific gravitas to the House floor this week when he made his case against spending taxpayer money on a potential new satellite-based missile defense system reminiscent of President Ronald Reagan’s infinitely optimistic and ultimately failed Star Wars program.

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Jun 19, 2018 In The News

Weeks after eight workers at Alfredo’s Iron Works in DeKalb County were detained by federal immigration, U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, has sent a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Chicago office asking questions

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Jun 10, 2018 In The News

A group of environmental experts were in Aurora Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of when President Donald Trump announced

Jun 4, 2018 In The News

An innovation hub already is drawing young, tech-savvy talent to the Naperville area to design the machines of the future.

The new high-tech incubator along the Interstate 88 high-tech corridor, known as Hub88, is on schedule to officially open sometime in September, said Glenn Luckinbill, one of organizers.

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May 23, 2018 In The News

Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, will host a forum to discuss teen suicide and mental health in Bolingbrook next week.

Foster invited his constituents in the 11th U.S. Congressional District to the forum via an email.

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May 9, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran has at least one local congressman voicing his opposition.

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Mar 29, 2018 In The News

As the "Me Too" movement gains strength, employees in the Fox Valley need to know that sexual harassment claims in the workplace will be investigated thoroughly, participants at an Aurora forum on the issue said Thursday.

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Feb 2, 2018 In The News

Will County, Park Forest and Richton Park joined a dozen other government entities at Argonne National Laboratory to be recognized by SolSmart for efforts in encouraging the growth of solar energy.

When it comes to energy sources, "there ain't one better than the sun," said Park Forest Mayor John Ostenburg, who chairs the Energy Committee of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus.

Feb 1, 2018 In The News

Representative Foster on Trump Administration Science Policy

Representative Bill Foster (D-IL) talked about his concerns over the Trump administration’s science policy and personnel on CSPAN's Washington Journal. 

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Jan 24, 2018 In The News

A House Democrat will bring a “Dreamer” to President Trump’s inaugural State of the Union address next week as lawmakers try to keep the heat on the White House and Congress to shield young immigrants who were brought to the U.S.

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