Rep. Bill Foster [D]

Representative from Illinois’s 11th District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2013-2016 Representative Illinois's 11th District (map)
2008-2010 Representative Illinois's 14th District

2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

Bill Foster sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Foster sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (22%) Science, Technology, Communications (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Health (15%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Immigration (11%) Government Operations and Politics (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Mar 2008 to Nov 2015, Foster missed 33 of 4,076 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 2.2% 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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