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May

2019

Did Congress read the Mueller report? More than a quarter of these key lawmakers won’t say.

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Rep. Justin Amash broke ranks with fellow Republicans when he said special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report shows that President Trump took actions that “meet the threshold for impeachment,” arguing that the stark partisan divide over the findings was because “few members of Congress have read the report.”

While it’s common for politicians to draw very different conclusions from the same set of facts, the Michigan congressman’s suggestion in several tweetstorms this past week is bolder — that most lawmakers simply ignored Mueller’s report.

So how many lawmakers actually read the entire 448-page, redacted report released on April 18?

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Apr

2019

Congressman Foster resolution to promote financial literacy for students

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U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, introduced a resolution to encourage collaboration between the public and private sectors to promote financial literacy for students.

Foster introduced the bipartisan resolution with Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill of Arkansas, according to a news release.

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Apr

2019

Progressive Capitalism Is Not an Oxymoron

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Despite the lowest unemployment rates since the late 1960s, the American economy is failing its citizens. Some 90 percent have seen their incomes stagnate or decline in the past 30 years. 

This is not surprising, given that the United States has the highest level of inequality among the advanced countries and one of the lowest levels of opportunity — with the fortunes of young Americans more dependent on the income and education of their parents than elsewhere.

But things don’t have to be that way. There is an alternative: progressive capitalism. Progressive capitalism is not an oxymoron; we can indeed channel the power of the market to serve society.

 

In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan’s regulatory “reforms,” which reduced the ability of government to curb the excesses of the market, were sold as great energizers of the economy. But just the opposite happened: Growth slowed, and weirder still, this happened in the innovation capital of the world.

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Apr

2019

Local Democratic members of Congress react to Mueller report

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After the U.S. Department of Justice released the long-awaited report from special counsel Robert Mueller, Democratic members of Congress representing the Will County area reacted to its findings.
 
In the report, Mueller said the evidence “did not establish that the president was involved in an underlying crime related to Russian election interference” and also lacked the confidence to clear President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice.
 
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, said the report outlined “disturbing behavior” by Trump, and highlighted the instances in which the president attempted to “curtail” the investigation.

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Mar

2019

Congressman Bill Foster Open House & Ribbon Cutting

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

9:00 am to noon

815 N. Larkin Ave, Suite 206, Joliet, IL

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