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Dec 23, 2018 Press Release

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.

Dec 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the government shutdown:

Dec 21, 2018 Press Release

Joliet, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that the University of St. Francis will receive an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the amount of $649,677.

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Dec 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced his support for the First Step Act:

Dec 14, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced H.R. 7295, the Medical Records Access Fairness Act. The bill would require health care providers to give patients access to their medical records at no cost once per year if they need them.

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Dec 13, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that he has been named Co-Chair of the National Labs Caucus in the 116th Congress. The caucus advocates for federal investment in research at America’s 17 national labs, and it will raise awareness about the importance of national labs for economic growth.

Dec 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC - “Today, I formally announce my support for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House for the 116th Congress. I am confident that the agreement we reached will position the Democratic Party to successfully lead in next Congress and for generations to come. As a businessman, I know that a transition plan is critical for any institution.

Dec 3, 2018 Press Release

Aurora, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the 200th anniversary of Illinois statehood:

Nov 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced H.R. 7189, the Expanding Transparency of Information and Safeguarding Toxics (EtO is Toxic) Act of 2018.

Nov 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the release of the National Climate Assessment on the potential consequences of climate change on the United States.

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In The News

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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Nov 20, 2016 In The News

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.

Sep 19, 2016 In The News

Last week, the Republican-controlled House Committee on Science held a hearing to discuss a contentious move it made during the summer — sending out sub

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