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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:

Jan 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on President Biden’s Executive Order rescinding the Trump administration’s “Muslim ban” policy:

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Jan 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after voting to approve a waiver for General Lloyd Austin to serve as Secretary of Defense:

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In The News

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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Dec 6, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster has introduced legislation aiming to better equip federal agencies with the scientific literature necessary to make “well-informed” policy decisions.

Dec 2, 2019 In The News

Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) will seek the House Financial Services subcommittee gavel overseeing capital markets, according to a letter obtained by POLITICO that’s heading to fellow members this afternoon.

Nov 7, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster held a panel discussion about gun violence Wednesday night in Joliet Township.

Foster, D-Naperville, and the panel shared their thoughts about the issue and possible solutions before fielding questions from several audience members at St. John Missionary Baptist Church.

Oct 22, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster introduced legislation that would require health care providers to give patients access to their medical records at no cost once a year if they need them.

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