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Foster Votes To Avoid Costly Shutdown, Fund The Government For 2015

Dec 12, 2014
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Congressman Bill Foster voted for the FY 15 Omnibus Appropriations bill.

“While there were some provisions in this package that I do not support, I voted for the final bill because we cannot continue to govern from crisis to crisis,” said Foster. “I am pleased that this bill preserves most essential funding for scientific research and development, increases funding to combat Ebola, increases funding for the National Institutes of Health, and preserves funding for Head Start and other essential programs.”

The bill includes level funding for the DOE Office of Science at $5.071 billion, 2.7 billion for emergency funding related to the Ebola outbreak, $30.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health, and 8.6 billion for Head Start.

“One provision which I strongly oppose is the change in campaign finance law that will drastically increase the contribution limit to national parties. This is a dangerous step which will only deepen the partisan divide causing gridlock in Washington,” added Foster.