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Mar 17, 2015 Press Release
Lack of federal research funding has led to $1.5 trillion investment deficit

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - With a decline in federal scientific research threatening our global competitiveness, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Bill Foster (D-IL) announced the introduction of legislation to preserve America’s standing as a leader in discovery and innovation.

Mar 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives John Culberson (R-TX) and Bill Foster (D-IL) announced that they will serve as co-chairs of the Congressional Research and Development (R&D) Caucus, which helps educate Members of Congress and their staff on essential R&D projects and the importance of maintaining America’s role as a world leader in research and development. 

Mar 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Feb 27, 2015 Press Release
Annual Contest Honors Talents of Local Student-Artists

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced the 11th District’s Congressional Art Competition, a contest for high school students who would like to show off their artistic skills.

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.

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