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.
Foster in front of a Fab Lab at the White House Maker Faire in 2014
Foster at the White House Science Fair with Naperville student Trisha Prabhu
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced that DuPage County will be receiving a $2.7 million Hazard Mitigation Grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund the acquisition and demolition of 13 flood prone residential properties.
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke out against the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015 – legislation that would create unnecessary burdens for scientific research used by the EPA and create guidelines that could be misinterpreted and exclude important research.