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 introduces the Expanding Opportunities for Recovery Act, legislation that would create a grant program to increase access to in-patient rehabilitation services for heroin and other opioid abuse.
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on President Obama’s announcement of his plans to provide administrative relief for immigrants:
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke out against the Secret Science Reform Act on the House floor. The Secret Science Reform Act, H.R. 4012, would create unnecessary burdens for scientific research used by the EPA and create guidelines that could be misinterpreted and exclude important research.
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) recognized Union School District 81, located in Joliet, Illinois, on the House floor.
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Text of Foster’s remarks is below:
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted against H.R. 5682, to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.