Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congresswoman Donna Shalala (D-FL) led a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration urging them to speed up the evaluation and approval process for a COVID-19 vaccine, and to prepare for a more rapid deployment to the public.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stated that widespread COVID-19 antibody testing is close to being deployed:
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced the Closing the Digital Divide for Students Act to expand broadband access for low-income families in HUD-assisted housing and to ensure that more students have the opportunity to succeed in school.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after President Trump fired Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson:
“President Trump's shameful attempt to use the distraction of the COVID-19 crisis to dismantle fundamental checks and balances of our government will not go unnoticed.
Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL), Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA), and Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) led a bipartisan letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) in support of their efforts to encourage innovation in COVID-19 testing, and urging them to rap
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act:
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) led a letter to the nation’s nine federal student loan servicers urging them to apply emergency financial assistance measures announced by the Department of Education in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis to all of the loans they currently service.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement in response to Governor Pritzker’s statewide “stay-at-home” order amid the COVID-19 pandemic:
Washington, DC – Tonight, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic:
Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced the Partnerships for Progress and Prosperity (P3) Act to strengthen the classroom to career pipeline for American students by creating a grant program to promote educational partnerships between schools and employers.
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U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, announced he was introducing legislation to simplify tax filing. His bill, H.R.
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster appeared encouraged last week by comments made by Dr. Anthony Fauci about the coming availability of widespread COVID-19 antibody testing being deployed.
A new bill that would require a national mandatory three-day waiting period when buying a gun could help save lives from gun violence and suicide, a Harvard Business School professor said at a roundtable discussion on gun safety in Aurora.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman David Kustoff (R-TN) introduced H.R. 1387, the Criminal Organizations' Narcotics, Finances, Resources, Operations, and Networks Targeting (CONFRONT) Act.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — From a couch on the back deck of a dockside restaurant, the Beatles playing in the background and a breeze blowing off the water, Joe Cunningham gestured to Shem Creek.
Ripples from the shutdown of the federal government are starting to expand into Naperville.
This week Loaves & Fishes Community Services received its first requests for assistance from furloughed workers who’ve become unwitting pawns in a political struggle happening 600 miles away in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, released a statement this week saying that he will donate his congressional pay earned during the government shutdown to the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Foster did the same during the 2013 shutdown over repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, signed on to a letter from fellow Congressional Democrats calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner to alleviate the tax burden on Illinois residents by mitigating the effects of the tax cut bill, which Republicans passed last year.
Before being elected to Congress in 2008, Representative Bill Foster of Illinois, a Democrat, worked for more than 20 years as a physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill. Now, as the only member of Congress with a Ph.D. in science, he says there is an urgent need for more scientists in politics.