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Bill Foster's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 11, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 11
Date Title
Sept. 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Dept. of Health and Human Services - Affirming Rights of Contraceptive Coverage for Women in Zubik v. Burwell
Sept. 9, 2016 Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016
Aug. 3, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Waters, Conyers, Johnson Lead Over 60 House Democrats in Letter Supporting CFPB Arbitration Proposal
July 22, 2016 Press Release: Foster Tours IKEA, Urges Action to Raise Minimum Wage
July 19, 2016 Press Release: Foster Introduces Legislation to Reform Affordable Housing Funding Formula that Disadvantages Illinois
July 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Prohibit LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Act on Flint Before House Adjourns
July 13, 2016 Conscience Protection Act of 2016
July 7, 2016 Press Release: Foster Hosts Tele-Town Hall Discussion on Gun Violence Prevention
July 6, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Harold Rogers, Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, the Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations, the Honorable Nita M. Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, and the Honorable Rosa L. DeLauro, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations - Pell Grant Protections
July 6, 2016 Gun Violence Prevention
July 1, 2016 Statement: Congressman Bill Foster on the Passage of Illinois' Stop-Gap Budget
June 29, 2016 Statement: Congressman Bill Foster on National Day of Action to End Gun Violence
June 23, 2016 Statement: Congressman Bill Foster on House Democrats' Historic Sit-In
June 20, 2016 Letter to Robert M. Califf, Commisioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Ban on Gay and Bisexual Men
June 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Call for Affordable Medical Treatment for Opioid Dependency
June 13, 2016 Statement: Congressman Bill Foster on Mass Shooting in Orlando
June 10, 2016 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
June 8, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Carter, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security and The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security - Seeking To Improve Efficiency & Lift Arbitrary Cap On Screeners
June 8, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John Carter and the Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard - TSA Delays and Improve Efficiency and Increase Workforce
June 1, 2016 Daily Southtown - Thousands Gather at National Cemetery for Memorial Day Service
May 31, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives - Call on House Leadership to Lift Gun Violence Research Ban
May 26, 2016 Reps. Garrett (NJ) and Foster (IL) Offer Amendment to Relieve "Payer States" like New Jersey
May 25, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
May 24, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Disband the Select Panel
May 24, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice - Call for Full Implementation
May 24, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
May 23, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Warning USDA of Uncertainty, Potential Trade Disruptions in Proposed Biotech Revisions
May 20, 2016 Duckworth Helps Introduce Medicaid CARE Act To Expand Access To Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid
May 20, 2016 Foster Meets with Officials to Discuss Airport Security and Screening Wait Times
May 20, 2016 Letter to Chairman Meredith Broadbent, International Trade Commission - Combat Illegal Trade
May 20, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Hon. Peter A. DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Hon. Bob Gibbs, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Management, and the Hon. Grace F. Napolatino, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment - Inclusion of Des Plaines River Project in Water Resources Development Act
May 19, 2016 Foster Introduces Medicaid CARE Act to Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid
May 16, 2016 Letter to Chairman John Kline and Ranking Member Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, US House Committee on Education and the Workforce - House Child Nutrition Bill
May 16, 2016 Letter to Chairman John Kline, Chair of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Chairman Todd Rokita, Chair of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, Ranking Member Robert "Bobby" C. Scott, Ranking Member of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Ranking Member Marica L. Fudge, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education - WIC Reauthorization
May 13, 2016 Foster Hosts Tele-Town Hall Discussion on Heroin and Opioid Epidemic
May 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois and the Hon. John J. Cullerton, Michael J. Madigan, Christine Radogno, and Jim Durkin, Legislative Leaders - Prevent Clinton Nuclear Plant Closure
May 12, 2016 House Passes Foster's Bill to Assess Nationwide Opioid Addiction Treatment Capacity
May 11, 2016 Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act of 2016
May 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Expand Access to Retirement Savings through Executive Order
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State - Pushing for Investigation of Murder of Honduran Human Rights Defender Berta Cáceres
April 29, 2016 Foster, Lofgren Lead More than 90 House Democrats in Call to End Select Panel's Politically Motivated Attacks on Planned Parenthood
April 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and the Honorable Marsha Blackburn, Chairman of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives - Panel Concerns
April 28, 2016 Foster & Lofgren lead more than 90 House Democrats Calling to End to Politically Motivated Attacks on Planned Parenthood
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act
April 27, 2016 NOW PAC Endorses Foster
April 27, 2016 Lipinski and Moolenaar Announce New Congressional Chemistry Caucus
April 27, 2016 Letter to John H. Thompson, Director of the US Census Bureau - Rep. Grijalva, Sen. Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Add LGBT Data to Census Survey
April 22, 2016 Foster Praises State's Stop-Gap Education Funding, Calls on the Governor to Sign a Budget
April 22, 2016 Foster Announces Additional Funding to Prevent Foreclosures in Illinois
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