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Bill Foster Sworn in to Represent 11th Congressional District

Democrat Bill Foster will sworn in as representative for the 11th Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday.

The 11th Congressional District has a new representative in Congress. 

Democrat Bill Foster was sworn into Congress Thursday. Seven-term Congresswoman Judy Biggert was unseated by Foster in November.

Foster is no newcomer to Congress; he represented the 14th District from 2008-2010 after wining a special election to replace former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert. 

Foster released this statement Thursday: 

Today I was honored to be sworn in to represent Illinois’ 11th Congressional District.

We face serious issues in the coming months that will require compromise and bipartisanship. Last November, voters sent a clear signal to their representatives – it’s time to put aside the partisanship and political posturing and start getting to work on the tough problems we face.

As I return to the Financial Services Committee, I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass meaningful reforms that will strengthen and support hard-working middle class families, manufacturing businesses like the one my brother and I started so many years ago that create good jobs, and seniors who depend on their retirement security.

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