To highlight Illinois’ “Payer State” problem, Foster introduced the Payer State Transparency Act of 2015. In a typical year, $20 billion leaves Illinois because we are a “Payer State” that pays $1.36 in federal taxes for every dollar of federal spending returned to the state.
Foster speaks out about the danger of failing to listen to science when it comes to vaccines.
We have ignored our broken immigration system for too long, and I am pleased that the President is taking action to improve our immigration system and provide temporary relief for some families. These actions which are long overdue, will prevent millions of families from being torn apart, provide visas for highly-skilled workers, and give many immigrants relief from the fear of deportation.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced the 11th District’s Congressional Art Competition, a contest for high school students who would like to show off their artistic skills.
Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) testified before the House Committee on the Budget, urging them to consider several priorities for the fiscal year 2016 budget, including:
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster was appointed to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee for the 114th Congress. Congressman Foster will serve on this committee as well as the House Financial Services Committee.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster released the following statement on Governor Bruce Rauner’s efforts to prohibit the collection of “fair share” fees:
Joliet, IL – On Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Congressman Bill Foster’s staff will hold mobile office hours at the Shorewood-Troy Public Library in Shorewood, IL. All 11th District residents seeking assistance are welcome to attend.