Washington, DC – Today Congressman Bill Foster voted for the FY 15 Omnibus Appropriations bill.
Washington, DC – Today the House passed a provision, championed by Congressman Bill Foster, that would enable Argonne National Laboratory to save millions of dollars by finally removing on-site nuclear waste.
Washington, DC -- Congressmen Bill Foster (IL-11) and Ted Deutch (FL-21) continued efforts to end the costly and inhumane practice of imposing arbitrary immigrant detention requirements by introducing an amendment to strike the detention bed mandate in the FY 15 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.
Washington, DC—Today, Congressmen Bill Foster (IL-11) introduced the Closing the Digital Divide for Students Act. This legislation would help low-income children compete at a high level with their peers by providing internet access for students living in poverty.
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor about the efforts of workers to restore service at the Chicago Air-Route-Traffic Control Center in Aurora after the facility was disabled in an act of sabotage.
Video of Foster’s speech is available here.
Legislation Will Allow Will County to Continue to Use Landfill An Additional 15 Years
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) and Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2015 in the House of Representatives. The bill included a provision crafted by Congressman Kinzinger and Congressman Foster which allows Will County to continue using the Prairie View Landfill through 2041.
Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted for H.R.5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act, a one-year extension of a number of tax relief provisions that are set to expire.
Washington, DC—Today, Congressmen Bill Foster (IL-11) and Mark Takano (CA-41) introduced a House resolution to establish the 3rd of December as national 3D Printing Day.
Text of the resolution is available here.
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on President Obama’s announcement of his plans to provide administrative relief for immigrants:
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke out against the Secret Science Reform Act on the House floor. The Secret Science Reform Act, H.R. 4012, would create unnecessary burdens for scientific research used by the EPA and create guidelines that could be misinterpreted and exclude important research.