Candidate Profile
Bill Foster

Democrat , Illinois

Biography

Name
Bill Foster
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 11
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating*

Very Liberal Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 2017-2018:  18%
NumbersUSA, 2019:  0%, 17% (cum.)
Freedom Index, 2019:  14% (cum.)
John Birch Society (same as Freedom Index), 2018:  14% (cum.)
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  13%
Conservative Review (CR), 2019:  10% (cum.)
FreedomWorks, 2019-20:  0%, 10% (cum.)
National Tax-Limitation Committee (NTLC), 2017-18:  10%
Club for Growth, 2019:  12%, 9% (cum.)
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2019:  3%, 7% (cum.)
Heritage Action, 2019-20:  0%, 7% (cum.)
Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC), 2017-18:  17%, 6% (cum.)
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2020:  5%
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), 2019:  1%
American Energy Alliance (AEA), 2019-20:  0%
American Family Association (AFA), 2017-18:  0%
American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), 2017-18:  0%
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2019-20:  0%
Center for Security Policy, 2015-16:  0%
FRC Action, 2019:  0%
Gun Owners of America (GOA), 2018:  F-
National Right to Life, 2019-20:  0%
National Taxpayers Union, 2019:  F
Susan B. Anthony List (SBA), 2020:  F

6%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Center for Freethought Equality, 2017-18:  100%
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), 2017-18:  100%
Human Rights Campaign, 2017-18:  100%
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 2017-18:  100%
NARAL Pro-Choice America (NARAL), 2019:  100%
National Education Association (NEA), 2017-18:  100%
National Iranian American Council (NIAC), 2018:  100%
National Religious Campaign Against Torture Action Fund (NRCAT), 2018:  100%
Outdoor Industry Association PAC, 2018:  A
Planned Parenthood, 2019:  100% (cum.)
Population Connection Action Fund, 2019:  100%
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA), 2017-18:  100%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2017:  100%, 97% (cum.)
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2017:  95%
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2018:  94%, 93% (cum.)
Alliance for Retired Americans, 2019:  100%, 92% (cum.)
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2017:  92%, 92% (cum.)
Foreign Policy for America, 2019:  92%
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2017-18:  91%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2018:  86%
Common Cause, 2017-18:  80%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2019-20:  77%
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, 2020:  75%
Progressive Punch, 2019:  F

90%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Liberals

10
Chicago Federation of Labor, *Human Rights Campaign, Illinois Federation of Teachers, Illinois State  AFL-CIO, JStreet PAC, National Organization for Women (NOW) and 4 more

Others

2
Humane Society Legislative Fund, Indo-American Democratic Organization (IADO)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
60 Plus Association (2010)

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
100
Abby Finkenauer (2019), Abigail Spanberger (2019), ActBlue (2020), AmeriPac: The Fund for a Greater America (2012), Ami Bera (2014), Andy Kim (2019) and 94 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
188
21st Century Democrats (2008), 314 Action (2020), ActBlue (2020), Airline Pilots Association (2020), Alcee Hastings (2010), Alexander Soros (2013) and 182 more

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

(Did not answer)

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

(Did not answer)

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

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Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

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Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

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How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

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What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

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Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

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Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

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Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

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I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

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What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

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Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

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I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

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How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

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National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

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What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

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Immigration

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

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State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

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Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

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Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

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Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

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I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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Qualifications

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

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Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

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Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

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Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

(Did not answer)


2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

(Did not answer)


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

(Did not answer)

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

(Did not answer)

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

(Did not answer)

The Electoral College should be abolished.

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In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

(Did not answer)

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

(Did not answer)


Background

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