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Nov 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - I opposed the Republican tax plan because it will raise taxes on middle class families in Illinois, slash Medicare by 25 billion dollars next year, and pass on trillions of additional debt for our children to pay – all in order to provide massive permanent tax breaks for large corporations and the very wealthy.

Nov 14, 2017 Press Release

JOLIET, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that Joliet Junior College has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant in the amount of $649,901.

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Nov 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL), Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA) introduced the bipartisan GI Education Benefits Fairness Act. This legislation would align definitions of an eligible child in the Veterans Administration and Department of Defense for the purposes of the education benefit transfer.

Nov 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) called on Scott Pruitt to rescind a directive to remove scientists from the Environmental Protection Agency’s advisory boards in a bipartisan letter signed by 61 Members of Congress. Last week, Scott Pruitt announced that scientists who received grants from the EPA could not serve on the EPA’s science advisory boards.

Nov 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The opioid crisis touches every community in the United States, including my district in Illinois. To stop it, we need multifaceted solutions. The report’s broad and inclusive recommendations provide a good blueprint for action.

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Nov 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - A first look at the Republican tax plan confirms all of our worst fears. It would push trillions of dollars of additional debt onto our children. It would raise taxes for hardworking families in Illinois while giving a tax cut to corporations and the wealthiest families and their children.

Oct 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - I applaud President Trump’s decision to declare what too many communities in Illinois and across American already know – the opioid crisis is a public health emergency.

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Oct 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - As a businessman and the only PhD scientist in Congress, I always look to the facts to make thoughtful policy decisions, and the claim that the Republican budget will grow the economy and help the middle class is not based on facts.

Oct 18, 2017 Press Release

NAPERVILLE, IL - Last night, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted an interfaith panel discussion on how our communities can effectively oppose hatred, prejudice, and bigotry.

More than 200 people were on hand to hear from a panel of local religious leaders and members of the Naperville community.

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Oct 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - For seven years, the Republican Party promised us a better health care plan with lower costs and better coverage. When they failed to live up to their promises, all that President Trump could deliver was a cruel slap in the face to millions of Americans who depend on these payments for lifesaving care.

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In The News

Apr 14, 2017 In The News

More than 200 people gathered Thursday for a Naperville community forum on health care and the Affordable Care Act, many of whom told U.S.

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Apr 3, 2017 In The News

As the only Ph.D. scientist in Congress, I am honored to take my perspective as a scientist to Washington and make thoughtful policy decisions based on facts. It also means I have an obligation to speak out when our national policies deviate from sound scientific principles.

Mar 28, 2017 In The News

Your recent editorial “What struggling Illinois should learn from fellow blue state Rhode Island's success” failed to recognize the single largest factor in our state’s fiscal woes.

Mar 16, 2017 In The News

Wintry weather on the East Coast delayed U.S. Rep. Bill Foster's introduction of a resolution that designates March 14 as National Pi Day.

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Mar 3, 2017 In The News

Wind farms and the electricity grid, plus cars and cell phones are benefiting from technology developed over the course of a $120 million research project at Argonne National Laboratory, scientists told U.S. Rep.

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Feb 24, 2017 In The News

Heroin use continues to be a problem in the Aurora area, with some officials saying a change in attitude is needed to make headway against the drug.

A group of local law enforcement officials and drug enforcement groups, led by U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Naperville), met at Aurora's Eola Branch Library Wednesday to discuss the fight against heroin and opioid addiction.

Feb 13, 2017 In The News

Aadil Farid believes something good has come from President Donald Trump's now-stalled ban on travel to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

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Jan 31, 2017 In The News

Fifty Joliet Central High School AP and College Prep U.S. History students taught by Mr. Ernest Crim and Mr. Terry Piazza participated in a Q & A discussion with U.S. Representative Bill Foster on January 27.

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Jan 6, 2017 In The News

It’s the first week of the 115th Congress and science is already in the hot seat. A bill introduced this week by House Republican Erik Paulson threatens to pull the plug on the medical device tax introduced under Obamacare, and which has already been suspended for two years. Many in the scientific community believe it’s an ominous sign of things to come.

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