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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