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Feb 26, 2015 Press Release
Calls For Increased Investment in Research and Development, End To Detention Bed Mandate

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) testified before the House Committee on the Budget, urging them to consider several priorities for the fiscal year 2016 budget, including:

Feb 25, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster was appointed to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee for the 114th Congress. Congressman Foster will serve on this committee as well as the House Financial Services Committee.

Feb 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster released the following statement on Governor Bruce Rauner’s efforts to prohibit the collection of “fair share” fees:

Feb 13, 2015 Press Release

Joliet, ILOn Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Congressman Bill Foster’s staff will hold mobile office hours at the Shorewood-Troy Public Library in Shorewood, IL. All 11th District residents seeking assistance are welcome to attend.

Feb 12, 2015 Press Release

Aurora, ILOn Monday, February 23, 2015, the office of Congressman Bill Foster will host fraud prevention discussions in Aurora and Bolingbrook to help senior citizens learn how they can protect themselves from scams.

Feb 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and U.S. Representatives Bill Foster (D-IL) and Dan Lipinski (D-IL) announced today that that the Department of Transportation has awarded Argonne National Laboratory a $2,890,600 grant to conduct research examining the capacity of mass transit systems to plan for and respond to emergency events.

Feb 5, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – To highlight Illinois’ “Payer State” problem, today Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Scott Garrett (R-NJ) introduced the Payer State Transparency Act of 2015. In a typical year, $20 billion leaves Illinois because we are a “Payer State” that pays $1.36 in federal taxes for every dollar of federal spending returned to the state.

Feb 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor to discuss the danger of failing to listen to science when it comes to vaccines. Foster is the only Ph.D. physicist in Congress and is the chair of the R&D caucus.

Feb 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – In response to today’s news that the British Parliament passed legislation to allow “three-parent” in vitro fertilization (IVF) medical procedures, Congressmen Bill Foster (IL-11) is calling on Congress to start considering the implications of human genetic engineering. Foster is the only Ph.D. physicist in Congress and is the chair of the R&D caucus.

Feb 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressmen Bill Foster (IL-11) is applauding the budget proposal from President Obama that would increase resources for naloxone. The President’s budget proposal includes a $12 million grant to increase access to naloxone for communities in need.  Naloxone is a prescription drug used to reverse heroin and other opioid overdoses.

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