Rep. Bill Foster

Representative from Illinois’s 11th District, Democrat

Foster, a Democrat, has been the representative for Illinois's 11th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for Illinois's 14th congressional district (2008-2010).



Our unique analysis of the bills Foster has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Foster is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Foster for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Bill Foster sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Foster sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (20%) Science, Technology, Communications (17%) Taxation (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Immigration (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Education (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Foster’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Mar 2008 to Sep 2016, Foster missed 34 of 4,693 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 8 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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