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Mar 4, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on last night’s passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act:

“I was proud to vote for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. It is past time for us to take these first steps to achieve structural change in our criminal justice system and combat police brutality.

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Mar 3, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tonight, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act:

Feb 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) re-introduced the Immigrant Detainee Legal Rights Act. The legislation would require immigration detention centers to inform immigrant detainees of their legal rights within five days of their arrival at the facilities.

Feb 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) voted to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act. The Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act to also ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the areas of employment, education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, housing, and public accommodations. 

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Feb 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the U.S. COVID-19 death toll passing 500,000 people:

“The magnitude of the loss of life our nation has endured over the past 12 months is immense, and we stand with everyone who is mourning the death of a loved one - including over 22,000 in Illinois alone.

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Feb 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) reintroduced the Shareholder Political Transparency Act to shed light on corporate political spending by public companies and increase transparency to investors and the public. The bill would mandate public companies periodically share political spending information with their shareholders.

Feb 12, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) re-introduced the Well-Informed, Scientific, & Efficient (WISE) Government Act to better equip federal agencies with the scientific literature necessary to make well-informed policy decisions.

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Feb 5, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) reintroduced a bill to designate the U.S. Post Office facility located at 303 E. Mississippi Ave. in Elwood, Illinois, as the Lawrence M. “Larry” Walsh Sr. Post Office Building.

Jan 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on President Biden’s Executive Order rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement:

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Jun 21, 2020 In The News

Two Will County-area members of Congress praised the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the Trump administration’s attempt to end legal protections for undocumented residents who came into the country as children.

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May 20, 2020 In The News

Rather than searching for the "secret sauce" that's caused a disproportionate amount of people of color to get sick and die from COVID-19, several structural inequalities need to be identified and addressed, according to a member of a round table on the subject Tuesday evening, hosted by three local members of Congress.

May 4, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is focusing on any potential waste, fraud and abuse in his new role on the House Select Committee on the coronavirus pandemic in Congress.

Foster, D-Naperville, and other members of the committee are tasked with oversight of the trillions of dollars in federal aid passed to combat the pandemic and its economic consequences across the country.

Apr 29, 2020 In The News

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday named Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill., to a new bipartisan House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis tasked with making sure the billions of dollars Congress is shoveling out the door is not “exploited by profiteers and price-gougers.”

Apr 24, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster joined his Congressional colleagues this week in urging federal agencies to speed up the process to evaluate and approve a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.

Mar 29, 2020 In The News

In response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, my offices in Washington, D.C. and Illinois will remain closed until further notice. Staff will continue teleworking. Although the offices will be closed, we will continue serving constituents in a virtual capacity.

Jan 28, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster has chosen to honor a suburban law enforcement leader with a ticket to the State of the Union address.

Aurora police Chief Kristen Ziman is scheduled to attend the Feb. 4 speech by President Donald Trump in the House of Representatives' chamber in Washington, D.C., as the guest of Foster, a Naperville Democrat who represents the 11th District.

Jan 15, 2020 In The News

Last week, U.S. Rep. Bill Foster was named the chair of the Science, Space and Technology Committee's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight.

The subcommittee is empowered with investigative and oversight authority over all matters concerning non-defense federal research, according to a news release.

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Jan 8, 2020 In The News

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Jan 8, 2020 In The News

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Bill Foster announced that Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet will receive an award from the Department of Health and Human Services for nearly $3.5 million.

The funding will be provided through the HHS Head Start and Early Head Start Office, according to a news release.

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