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Jun 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Late last night, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted all four amendments offered by Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) as part of the appropriations bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education.

The four amendments offered by Congressman Foster and adopted in the legislation would:

Jun 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) sent a letter to the Comptroller General of the United States requesting that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conduct an independent review of the distribution of federal budget receipts and expenditures across the United States.

Jun 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act:

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May 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) released the following statement after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s press conference on the conclusion of his investigation:

May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced the National Security Accountability Act. The legislation would require Senate confirmation for the National Security Advisor to the President of the United States.

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.

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Jun 8, 2017 In The News

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.

Jun 7, 2017 In The News

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.

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Jun 2, 2017 In The News

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.

May 18, 2017 In The News

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

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May 12, 2017 In The News

Rep. Bill Foster stood before 17 graduates of the Kane County Drug Rehabilitation Court and congratulated them for not letting addiction define their lives.

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May 6, 2017 In The News

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.

May 6, 2017 In The News

One of Chicago's most venerated meteorologists joined a Naperville congressman, several scientists and a former 

Apr 23, 2017 In The News

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.

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Apr 21, 2017 In The News

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.

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Apr 21, 2017 In The News

This Saturday thousands will join the March for Science in Washington, D.C. in the name of evidence-based decision-making in all levels of government.

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