Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and 34 Members of Congress wrote President Obama to request robust funding for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the organization that is responsible for ensuring that Iran fulfills its commitments as outlined in the recently negotiated nuclear agreement.
Joliet, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster brought together community leaders to discuss the ongoing fight against the opioid epidemic happening throughout the Eleventh Congressional District and the country.
Washington, DC— Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor about President Obama’s challenge to find a “moonshot” to cure cancer. Foster argues that the moonshot is achievable, but only because of many years and millions of dollars of investment in federal research and development.
Washington, DC – Today, President Obama proposed $1.1 billion in new funding to combat opioid abuse and heroin addiction throughout the United States. Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) praised the increase in resources and called on Congress to adopt the proposal.
Auora, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster again invited constituents of the Eleventh Congressional District to participate in the “Valentines for Vets” program.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) responded to Governor Bruce Rauner’s State of the State address, arguing that Rauner has “misdiagnosed the source of Illinois’ fiscal problems.”
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement as “Implementation Day” of the Iran nuclear agreement is acknowledged:
Foster with State of the Union guest Tim Ryan
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Dos congresistas demócratas, entre ellos el representante Ted Deutch de Boca Ratón, han presentado un proyecto de ley en la Cámara de Representantes para combatir a los polémicos notarios, personas que se hacen pasar por abogados o tramitadores de inmigración para así estafar a inmigrantes indocumentados, principalmente en comunidades donde viven mexicanos y centroamericanos.
O también de notarios sin escrúpulos. Para ponerles un alto, un congresista propuso una ley que protegería a los inmigrantes de la explotación legal.
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U.S. Rep. Bill Foster has introduced legislation targeting "notarios" who give immigrants fraudulent legal advice that can, at times, get them deported.
WASHINGTON -- Moderate Democrats working to gather support from Republicans for comprehensive immigration reform sent an ultimatum Friday to Speaker John Boehner: introduce a bill by Sept. 30 or they'll introduce their own.
Nihal Advani came to the U.S. from India to play college tennis and got a job at Microsoft after graduation, but couldn't get a work visa and had to move to Canada. Craig Ulliot is worried that he'll lose a promising young employee if she can't get an H-1B visa to stay in the U.S. and keep working at his startup.
For most immigrants, it is about the promise of a better life and an opportunity—the American Dream.
This past Saturday, July 21, was a day for them and for all immigrants who took part in the celebratory Day of the Immigrant 2013—Sharing our American Dream.
With the U.S. Congress failing to act, interest rates on federally-subsidized student loans doubled this week.
Effective July 1, the rates for Federal Stafford Loans went from 3.4 to 6.8 percent, meaning that without congressional action, the 7 million students using the program will see a $4,000 increase on their average debt of $27,000.
Rep. Foster stopped by Loaves and Fishes to volunteer and speak with clients about the importance of food assistance. This comes after House Republicans passed the Farm Bill without funding for SNAP.
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U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Naperville) paid a visit to the Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry Friday, a day after the House Republican leadership voted in favor of a farm bill that did not include a nutrition assistance program for low-income families and seniors.