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Jul 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued a statement on the responses from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the number of cuts if the President’s FY2018 Budget Request takes effect.

Jul 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on President Trump’s proposed ban of transgender individuals in the military:

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Jul 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Foster (D-IL) voted in favor of H.R. 3364, a bill that would establish sanctions against Russia for its interference in the 2016 elections, its illegal annexation of Crimea, and its military activities in eastern Ukraine.

Jul 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced the formation of the bipartisan Payer State Caucus for the 115th Congress. Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ) joined the Caucus as Co-Chair to call attention to the discrepancy in revenue formulas that causes some states to lose federal tax revenue every year.

Jul 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) reintroduced legislation to change penalties students face when convicted of minor marijuana offenses. The Second Chance for Students Act would allow students convicted of an offense involving the possession of marijuana to retain financial aid eligibility for six months while they complete a drug rehabilitation program.

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Jul 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. The National Defense Authorization Act provides $621.5 billion in discretionary base budget authority that supports the activities of the Department of Defense and defense-related activities within the Department of Energy.

Jul 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Foster (D-IL) issued a statement on the National Science Foundation’s reported cuts if the President’s FY2018 Budget Request takes effect. The agency estimates that 13,000 researchers, professionals, and students could be affected by the proposed budget cuts.

Jul 7, 2017 Press Release

Joliet, IL - Last night, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted a community forum to discuss the latest news about the debate over health care and the Affordable Care Act.

Over 100 people were on hand to hear from a panel of healthcare experts and concerned constituents of the 11th District.

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Jun 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) reintroduced a resolution supporting DREAMers in the military. The resolution calls on the Secretary of Defense to authorize DREAMers to serve in the armed services. Allowing DREAMers to serve would improve military readiness and let young people who grew up in the United States serve the country they call home.

Jun 21, 2017 Press Release

Aurora, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that VNA Health Care in Aurora has been awarded a Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant for their FreshFirst program. The FINI grant program, which is provided through the U.S.

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Jul 24, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster has asked for a federal probe into the death of Naperville's Sandra Bland in a Texas jail.

In a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Foster, a Naperville Democrat, asks for a "full and thorough" investigation into a traffic stop and Bland's death in a Waller County, Texas, jail.

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May 26, 2015 In The News

Elwood, IL - The first federally approved monument honoring lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) veterans was dedicated Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.

Feb 13, 2015 In The News

The office of U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, is holding fraud prevention discussions in Aurora and Bolingbrook to help senior citizens learn how they can protect themselves from scams.

Feb 9, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL,11) wants to raise awareness about the "problem" of Illinois being a "payer state."

Feb 7, 2015 In The News

JOLIET – U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, called on Will County elected officials to support legislation highlighting the issue of “payer states” like Illinois losing billions in federal spending.

Feb 5, 2015 In The News

Proposed budget includes $12 million grant to increase access to heroin overdose antidote

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Illinois, applauded President Barack Obama’s budget proposal, which would increase resources for naloxone.

Dec 19, 2014 In The News

Heroin abuse, and the deaths that have happened in Kane County because of it, have made for major headlines in the Fox Valley over the past few years.

Dec 12, 2014 In The News

Yasha Mostofi, a senior at Naperville North High School, was named the inaugural winner of the 11th Congressional District House App Challenge, a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) academic competition.

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Dec 10, 2014 In The News

Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) and Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2015 in the House of Representatives. The bill included a provision crafted by Congressman Kinzinger and Congressman Foster, which allows Will County to continue using the Prairie View Landfill through 2041.

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