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Jun 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement in support of the Justice in Policing Act:

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Jun 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Bill Foster, D-Ill., and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore today led a bicameral group of 80 other colleagues in urging Donald Trump not to resume explosive nuclear testing after a 28-year hiatus. This letter comes in response to reports indicating the administration is considering taking this step.

May 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after it was reported that the U.S. COVID-19 death toll surpassed 100,000 people:

May 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Tonight, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Heroes Act:

Apr 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after Speaker Pelosi named him as one of the Members of the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis:

Apr 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL) led a bipartisan letter to House leadership urging equitable per-capita distribution of funds to states in any future stimulus package.

Apr 21, 2020 Press Release

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.

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Apr 10, 2020 Press Release

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:

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Apr 10, 2020 Press Release

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.

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Apr 4, 2020 Press Release

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.

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Jan 13, 2019 In The News

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.

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Jan 12, 2019 In The News

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.

Jan 10, 2019 In The News

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.

Oct 15, 2018 In The News

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.

Jul 31, 2018 In The News

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.

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Jul 15, 2018 In The News

CONGRESS IS FINALLY turning its attention to Silicon Valley. And it’s not hard to understand why: Technology impinges upon every part of our civic sphere.

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Jul 9, 2018 In The News

A federal judge's order to reunite children under five years old with their parents will not be met in some cases, meaning about 50 children under five will be waiting even longer.

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Jul 9, 2018 In The News

Democratic Illinois Reps. Jan Schakowsky, Mike Quigley and Bill Foster on Monday visited a migrant children’s shelter in Schakowsky’s district operated by the Heartland Alliance as the Trump administration grapples with reuniting children officials separated from parents at the U.S. – Mexico border.

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