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Jun 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - It is an honor to recognize the fiftieth anniversary of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, where I spent most of my career before becoming a Member of Congress. Fifty years ago, in the midst of the Cold War, scientists from all over the world came together to develop new technologies and to explore the fundamental nature of matter.

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Jun 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. - My thoughts are with Majority Whip Steven Scalise and my colleagues, their staffers, families, and the Capitol Police who work hard to keep Members of Congress safe. This kind of cowardly attack on Members of Congress is horrific. Violence has no place in our government or politics, and I wish everyone who was injured a speedy recovery.

 

Jun 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that East Aurora School District 131 has been awarded a Farm to School grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This annual grant program provides funding to support the use of locally produced food in schools.

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Jun 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted a telephone town hall on the latest developments in the debate over health care and Republican attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Over 6,000 people from the 11th District participated in the discussion.

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Jun 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) led a letter to the heads of federal science agencies, including the Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, and National Aeronautics and Space Administra

Jun 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Former Director Comey’s testimony today is the first step in the right direction to uncover the facts. The President’s request for loyalty is disconcerting. The Federal Bureau of Investigation must remain independent of politics and free from outside influence. Any indications of obstruction of justice must be aggressively investigated.

Jun 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - The CHOICE Act is a perfect example of the kind of legislation that caused the Great Recession, when millions of hard-working families lost their homes, jobs, and their hopes for economic security and well-being. In the emergency response to the financial crisis, I worked with Barney Frank and my other colleagues to make sure it would never happen again.

Jun 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Foster (D-IL) sent a letter to the Department of Energy to ask for more information on the number of jobs that would be eliminated at Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi Accelerator Laboratory if the Trump Administration’s budget were enacted. The letter received the support of the entire Illinois Democratic delegation.

May 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) reintroduced the Medicaid CARE Act along with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH), and Congressman Evan Jenkins (R-WV). This bill would provide medical assistance for treatment of opioid and heroin addiction. It would allow payments for certain residential treatment facilities.

May 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - We just learned the Republicans' health care plan would leave 23 million Americans without insurance over the next decade while rapidly bankrupting Medicare. This legislation is an irresponsible affront to hard-working Americans. We need to work together to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and keep health care affordable and accessible.

 

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Dec 9, 2014 In The News

The news regarding President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration reform sent a whirlwind of emotions and charges across the states, but also left questions on what the move really means for undocumented immigrants.

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Dec 8, 2014 In The News

Winter 2015. Commuter A nips out of her garage in the suburbs, turns onto I-88 and then crawls along the tollway and the Eisenhower Expressway, eventually arriving at work in the Loop where parking costs about $290 a month.

Jul 14, 2014 In The News

Scott and Caroline Schmauderer know all the acronyms and the nitty-gritty details of the federal government's various programs to help homeowners like themselves, whose plans were derailed by the housing bust.

They read up on loan modifications, but they aren't behind on their mortgage payments, so they don't qualify for one.

Jan 2, 2014 In The News

For years, Jorge toiled in the kitchen of a Mexican restaurant.

In the midst of hot ovens and the frantic pace of food preparation, where the long hours tortured his feet and racked his lower back, Jorge, a native of Mexico, dreamed of one day getting his legal resident papers, which would permit him to join the U.S. Army.

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Dec 30, 2013 In The News

NEWPORT NEWS -- In August 2010, Sgt. 1st Class Angela Dees sent her stepson off to college, a move made possible because she transferred her benefits to him under the GI Bill.

Or that's what she thought.

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Dec 18, 2013 In The News

A handful of Illinois Democratic members of Congress Tuesday outlined county-by-county numbers of people who will lose unemployment benefits Dec. 28.

Their numbers come from the the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

Dec 15, 2013 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is looking to constituents for answers when it comes to the federal government’s budget deficit.

“There are no easy choices to be made here,” Foster said Monday at Calvary Church in Naperville, before putting about 50 people through a 90-minute workshop on which items should have priority in the federal budget.

Dec 2, 2013 In The News

At least seven legislative proposals are pending in Congress to improve the new GI Bill for large swaths of beneficiaries, including active-duty and reserve troops, wounded warriors and families.

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Dec 2, 2013 In The News

An Illinois congressman wants children of soldiers to avoid a case of educationus interruptus. Sgt. First Class Angela Dees of Joliet, now stationed in Virginia, says the Defense Department reversed itself on her son’s tuition and demanded a refund.

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