Washington, DC – I am pleased we were able to pass a bipartisan spending bill. It is an encouraging first step for this Congress as we fight to maintain our country’s leadership role in science and innovation.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) led a letter to President Trump to express concern over proposed cuts to the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The letter affirms the Office’s role in the preservation of innovation and continuance of American competitive edge in the global economy.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Foster (D-IL) announced a bipartisan resolution in support of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) role in its promotion of nuclear security.
Washington, DC - While the details are still unclear, we already know President Trump’s tax plan will massively expand the national debt.
Naperville, IL – Last night, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted a community forum to discuss the latest about the debate over health care and the Affordable Care Act.
Washington, DC - "The Assad regime's continued possession and use of chemical weapons is a violation of international law and universal standards of humanity. The missile strike against the Syrian airfield that was reportedly the source of this week's horrific chemical weapons attacks represents a measured first response to that violation.
Washington, DC - I strongly condemn the Trump Administration’s decision to undo federal regulations that protect our environment. This order shows a fundamental ignorance of climate science and its importance to our country’s future. The vast majority of scientists believe that climate change is real and that it is largely man made.
Washington, DC – Today, I was proud to be on the floor of the U.S. House as pressure from across the political spectrum forced the Republican Party to pull the American Health Care Act, also known as TrumpCare, from consideration. If this legislation had passed, the result would have been a disaster for retirees, veterans, and hardworking Americans.
Washington, DC – I am pleased to announce that the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet will receive over $2.3 million in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services. This funding will allow the organization’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs to continue.
Washington, DC - This budget eliminates critical funding for science, education, and programs that keep Americans safe and healthy. It is hard to overstate how much damage this budget will do to our ability to remain at the forefront of innovation and problem solving.
In The News
JOLIET – The difficult journey of one woman in her 90s trying to visit Wal-Mart for grocery shopping was shared Wednesday at a panel discussion in Joliet on transportation for seniors.
Argonne National Laboratory will get a new supercomputer that’s over 17 times faster than its existing one — the result of a $200 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, officials announced Thursday.
The supercomputer, named Aurora, is slated to begin operating in 2018 and will replace Mira, Argonne’s current supercomputer, which is now the fifth-fastest in the world.
Several U.S. House Democrats from the suburbs participated in a multi-hour, high-profile sit-in to try to pressure Republicans for a vote on federal gun control legislation.
JOLIET – Not even a gray, overcast sky and light rain could dampen the enthusiasm of Star Wars fans who crowded downtown Joliet on Saturday to celebrate the nearly 40-year-old science fiction adventure saga.
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, toured the waterways in Lemont on Friday to help plan transportation infrastructure and to get more federal dollars for it.
"This is an important part of the economy," he said.
JOLIET – U.S. Congressman Bill Foster, D-Naperville, is stepping up the fight against the deadly opioid epidemic sweeping Illinois and the rest of the nation.
Brewing is a growing business in the Aurora area that is beginning to get some attention.
The Flores family of Bolingbrook had a special guest Friday evening.
Seated with them at the dinner table was U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville. Foster came to their home – along with several members of the media – to discuss immigration programs that would have benefited Pedro Flores, the father of the family, who is an undocumented immigrant.
JOLIET – U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, announced Wednesday that more than $3.2 million in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services will be awarded to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet Inc. for the continuation of the organization’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs.