Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) advocated for the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank at a Financial Services Committee hearing. During the hearing, Foster questioned Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg. If Congress doesn’t act in the next 14 legislative days, the Bank will shut down.
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the house floor to honor the memory of Marine Cpl. Sara A. Medina of Aurora who lost her life while on a relief mission in Nepal.
Video of Foster’s speech is available here.
Text of Foster’s remarks is below:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster introduced the Closing the Digital Divide for Students Act, legislation that would help ensure more students have the opportunity to succeed in school by providing basic Internet access for low-income families.
Washington, DC—Today, the United States House of Representatives passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act introduced by Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11). The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016 tasks the Missile Defense Agency with developing a concept for a space-based missile defense system.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster voted for H.R. 1191, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. The legislation, which passed 400-25, would give Members of Congress 60 days to review a finalized nuclear deal with Iran and prevent the President from lifting any economic sanctions imposed by Congress against Iran during that review.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster voted against H.R. 36, Republican legislation that would restrict Women’s access to health care and ban abortion after 20 weeks with no meaningful exemption to protect the health of the mother.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) voted against H.R. 2029, FY 2016 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, & Related Agencies Appropriations. This Republican bill was opposed by major veterans organizations including the VFW, DAV, American Legion and others because it fails to fund the VA at adequate levels.
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) introduced an amendment to increase funding for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The office provides funding for our national labs and supports a wide range of scientific research and development.