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May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act of 2019. The legislation is co-sponsored by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL), and Congressman Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH).

May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced the Fair Allocation of Highway Funds Act. The bipartisan measure would make sure states, including Illinois, receive a fair share of transportation funding through the Highway Trust Fund.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced the creation of a Task Force on Artificial Intelligence chaired by Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL). 

May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the House Committee on Appropriations announced that the fiscal year 2020 legislative branch funding bill will include $6 million to re-es

May 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Tom Emmer (R-MN) introduced the Self-Employed Mortgage Access Act (SEMAA). The legislation would expand access to mortgages for self-employed individuals, gig workers, and other creditworthy borrowers who have non-traditional forms of income.

May 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) introduced H.R. 2430, the Protecting Immigrants from Legal Exploitation Act.

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Apr 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced H.R. 2400, the American Innovation Act. The legislation would support the steady growth of federal investment in scientific and technological research.

Apr 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman French Hill (R-AR) introduced a resolution to encourage collaboration between the public and private sector to promote financial literacy for students.

Apr 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL) led a letter to the Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inquiring about the actions the FDA has taken, or plans to take, to examine and evaluate alternatives to ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization methods in the United States.

Apr 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued a statement after the Department of Justice released a redacted copy of the Mueller report:

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Nov 2, 2017 In The News

Three weeks ago, President Trump announced his refusal to certify to Congress Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the grounds that he does not believe that it is in our national interest—despite his acknowledgement that Iran is in full compliance with the terms of the agreement.

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Oct 27, 2017 In The News

Argonne National Laboratory near Lemont is celebrating two milestones: the 75th anniversary of the world's first nuclear chain reaction and the 10th anniversary of a microscopic research center.

Many know of the Southland's connections to the 1940s experiments that were instrumental in the development of the two nuclear bombs dropped on Japan in 1945.

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Oct 20, 2017 In The News

Almost 200 people came out to Congregation Beth Shalom in Naperville for the Faces of Our Community: Interfaith and Anti-Hate Forum.

Illinois Representative Bill Foster led a panel of community members and religious leaders for an evening to discuss how to oppose prejudice, hate, and bigotry.

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Oct 18, 2017 In The News

In a new series called “Our Representatives,” Morning Shift is reaching out to all 26 House members and senators in Washington that represent the people in the WBEZ listening area. In this first installment, host Jenn White talks with Illinois Democratic Congressman Bill Foster.

Sep 28, 2017 In The News

For Batavia veteran Larry Orsborn, attending the wellness fair in Aurora Thursday for veterans was the "right thing to do."

"Unfortunately there are not a lot of 'outside' people who know as much about the resources available as the people that are here do," Orsborn said.

Sep 17, 2017 In The News

A roundtable discussion in Aurora on President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program Saturd

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Sep 13, 2017 In The News

Each day, more than 90 Americans die from heroin and opioid overdoses. In my home state of Illinois, there were 1,835 overdose deaths in 2015 — a 16 percent increase in just two years. New synthetic versions of heroin like fentanyl and carfentanil are exacerbating the crisis. Overdose deaths from these drugs increased by over 70 percent from 2014 to 2015.

Sep 5, 2017 In The News

Moments after Trump effectively put an end to Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Illinois Congressman Bill Foster (D-11), condemned the decision. Foster, who represents Illinois District 11, said, "the President fails to appreciate the important contributions these Americans make to our country’s rich diversity and economic prosperity."

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Aug 31, 2017 In The News

For Metea Valley High School Principal Darrell Echols, true diversity is something that schools still need to keep working on.

At an event at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora Wednesday that focused on diversity, Echols shared a story that shows how far society needs to go to truly embrace differences among people.

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