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Foster Statement on Budget Resolution

Aug 23, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement in support of the FY2022 Budget Resolution:

“I’m proud to support this budget resolution and its transformative investments in the health and financial security of hard-working families. A budget should be a statement of values, and this budget is a clear statement that Congressional Democrats are committed to enacting bold policies to help lift up workers and families by extending the Biden Child Tax Credit, creating the first-ever paid family and medical leave benefit, and establishing universal pre-K and tuition-free community college. This budget also prioritizes the health of our environment so that we can tackle climate change – and its consequences for our economy – head on.

“I am especially proud that this budget resolution includes a pathway to citizenship for the millions of Dreamers, TPS holders, and farmworkers who will play a critical role in our economic recovery. This legislation would open a door of opportunity to more than 100,000 immigrants in Illinois, including over 42,000 Dreamers who contribute so much to our neighborhoods, businesses, and schools.”

 

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