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Dec 28, 2018 Press Release

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Jun 4, 2016 In The News

JOLIET – Not even a gray, overcast sky and light rain could dampen the enthusiasm of Star Wars fans who crowded downtown Joliet on Saturday to celebrate the nearly 40-year-old science fiction adventure saga.

May 27, 2016 In The News

 U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, toured the waterways in Lemont on Friday to help plan transportation infrastructure and to get more federal dollars for it.

"This is an important part of the economy," he said.

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