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Oct 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) called on Governor Bruce Rauner to alleviate the tax burden imposed by the Republican tax legislation that permanently capped the deduction for state and local taxes (SALT deduction).

Oct 4, 2018 Press Release

Aurora, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after it was announced that the Nobel Prize-winning physicist, former director of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy founder, Dr. Leon Lederman, had passed away at the age of 96:

Sep 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced his support for legislative measures to bolster the U.S. refugee program and ensure that the United States retains its reputation as a safe haven for individuals around the world.

Sep 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) released the following statement on H.R. 6760 - Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018:

Sep 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Steven Knight (R-CA) announced that the bipartisan Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act was signed into law last week.

Jul 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster’s legislation to strengthen national security was included in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA includes the following amendments:

Jul 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) demanded that the Department of Health and Human Services re-open a database of up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines on how best to diagnose, treat, and prevent over 1,000 medical conditions or diseases.

Jul 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced H.R. 6501, the Well-Informed, Scientific, and Efficient (WISE) Government Act.

Jul 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Foster issued the following statement on House Resolution 990:



In The News

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.

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

Aug 8, 2016 In The News

Representatives of Illinois and Wisconsin universities today presented the Champion of Science Award to Congressman Bill Foster.

Jul 28, 2016 In The News

Believing in paying its employees a fair wage, IKEA hosted Congressman Bill Foster to tour its Bolingbrook facilities and speak on the importance of raising the minimum wage.

Jul 20, 2016 In The News

JOLIET – The difficult journey of one woman in her 90s trying to visit Wal-Mart for grocery shopping was shared Wednesday at a panel discussion in Joliet on transportation for seniors. 

Jul 11, 2016 In The News

Congressman Bill Foster is the U.S. representative for Illinois’s 11th district. Before moving into politics, Representative Foster enjoyed a successful career as a high-energy physicist and particle accelerator at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Jun 24, 2016 In The News

Argonne National Laboratory will get a new supercomputer that’s over 17 times faster than its existing one — the result of a $200 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, officials announced Thursday.

The supercomputer, named Aurora, is slated to begin operating in 2018 and will replace Mira, Argonne’s current supercomputer, which is now the fifth-fastest in the world.

Jun 23, 2016 In The News

Several U.S. House Democrats from the suburbs participated in a multi-hour, high-profile sit-in to try to pressure Republicans for a vote on federal gun control legislation.