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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.

Jan 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Saturday, Congressman Bill Foster hosted a reception to announce the students he has nominated to attend the U.S. Service Academies at the Judd Kendall VFW in Naperville, Illinois.

Jan 27, 2015 Press Release

Joliet, ILOn Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Congressman Bill Foster’s staff will hold mobile office hours at the Montgomery Village Hall in Montgomery, IL. All 11th District residents seeking assistance are welcome to attend.

Jan 27, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor to honor the life and memory of DuPage County Board Member Jerry “J.R.” McBride.

Video of Foster’s speech is available here.

Text of Foster’s remarks is below:

Jan 21, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressmen Bill Foster (IL-11), Ted Deutch (FL-21) and 52 Members of Congress are calling on the Administration to oppose the detention bed mandate as they complete the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget request.  The detention bed mandate is a costly and inhumane directive in the appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that requires Immi

Jan 20, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on the President’s State of the Union address:

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