Rep. Bill Foster stood before 17 graduates of the Kane County Drug Rehabilitation Court and congratulated them for not letting addiction define their lives.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) was named Co-Chair of the Future of Work Task Force for the New Democrat Coalition.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that he will join the House Census Caucus. The caucus promotes the importance of the decennial U.S. Census and educates Members of Congress and the public about the impact the Census has on our system of government and economy.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced that he will continue to serve on the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and the Committee on Financial Services in the 116th Congress.
AURORA, IL - Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the agreement to end the 35 day government shutdown:
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced his support for H.R. 1, The For the People Act. This piece of legislation is a comprehensive set of reforms that would protect the right to vote, end the influence of big money in politics, and enact higher standards to end corruption in our political system.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced he will donate his congressional pay earned during the government shutdown to the Northern Illinois Food Bank. During the 2013 Republican shutdown, Foster also donated his paycheck to the food bank.
WASHINGTON, DC - “I am excited to get to work in the 116th Congress with the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives. The American people deserve a Congress that puts their priorities ahead of special interests, invests in scientific research and embraces facts, and takes its oversight responsibility seriously.
Aurora, IL - “I am deeply saddened to learn that Mayor Tom Weisner passed away. Mayor Weisner led the city through a period of great change and growth, leaving it a more vibrant place to live, work, and play. We are forever indebted to him for his years of public service and leadership as mayor of Aurora.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced legislation to close the gym and sauna reserved for Members of Congress during a government shutdown. The Shutdown Prioritization Act (SPA) would prohibit the Architect of the Capitol from operating the Member gym during a government shutdown.
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Following the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey Thursday, Illinois District 11 Representative Bill Foster (D) is calling for an aggressive investigation into any hints of obstruction of justice. In a statement, Foster stressed the importance of transparency and accountability from the U.S. President during the ongoing investigation into Russian hacking.
Some local members of Congress are raising the alarm about proposed job and funding cuts at the Fermi Accelerator Laboratory and Argonne National Lab — and there’s some political jabbing going on, too.
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster blasted President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement and said it will financially hurt suburban companies.
Members of the House of Representative Committee on Science, Space & Technology—including representative Don Beyer (VA), Jacky Rosen (NV), Mark Takano (CA), and a number of other Democrats—have signed and submitted a letter to President Trump expressing concern over the President's methods of receiving scientific informat
A panel featuring WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling and physicist-turned-congressman Bill Foster told a supportive audience Saturday at North Central College that deniers of human-caused climate change are the equivalent of the people who caused thousands of deaths by denying the science on cigarettes decades ago.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—On a day when tens of thousands of people crowded the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to march for science, a Congressman who canboast the only science PhD on Capitol Hill is something of a celebrity.
This Saturday, scientists and science advocates from all walks of life will converge on Washington, D.C. and in cities throughout the country to draw attention to the need for evidence-based policies. As the only PhD physicist in Congress, I will march as a concerned member of the scientific community, not as a congressman.