AURORA, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced that he has invited Marilyn Weisner to join him as his guest at the State of the Union address. Marilyn Weisner is the longtime Executive Director of the Aurora Food Pantry in Aurora, Illinois.
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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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.
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.
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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Gobal climate change is the "most serious long-term problem this country will face," but until legislators begin to believe and act, the only option available is to raise public awareness and urge public pressure, U.S.