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Apr 24, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Representatives Bill Foster (D-IL) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), along with Senator Dick Durbin, have reintroduced the GI Education Benefits Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation to fix a law that is causing veterans to be denied the benefits they deserve.

Apr 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, on the floor of the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke out against Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposal to create right-to-work zones in Illinois.

Video of Foster’s speech is available here. 

Text of Foster’s remarks is below:

Apr 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) introduced an amendment to H.R. 1806, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act during a Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hearing.

The amendment would strike Section 106 which adds a dangerous political filter to the National Science Foundation’s gold-standard merit-review process.

Apr 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Yesterday, on the floor of the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke in honor of retiring Naperville Mayor A. George Pradel.

Video of Foster’s speech is available here.

Text of Foster’s remarks is below:

Apr 14, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Bill Foster (IL-11), along with Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-5) and Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), introduced the Autofill Act of 2015 to simplify the process of filling out Federal income tax forms, saving taxpayers time and money.

Apr 7, 2015 Press Release
Last Day For Entries Is April 15, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster encouraged students to submit entries to the Congressional Art Competition before the April 15, 2015 deadline.

Mar 25, 2015 Press Release

WH maker faire

Foster in front of a Fab Lab at the White House Maker Faire in 2014

Mar 23, 2015 Press Release

White House Science Fair

Foster at the White House Science Fair with Naperville student Trisha Prabhu

Mar 19, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced that DuPage County will be receiving a $2.7 million Hazard Mitigation Grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund the acquisition and demolition of 13 flood prone residential properties.

Mar 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke out against the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015 – legislation that would create unnecessary burdens for scientific research used by the EPA and create guidelines that could be misinterpreted and exclude important research.

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