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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.

Mar 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, on the House floor, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke out against the Republican budget proposal.

Video of Foster’s speech is available here.

Text of Foster’s remarks is below:

Mar 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) and Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-21) have reintroduced the Protecting Immigrants from Legal Exploitation Act to shield immigrants from fraudulent and unethical legal representation. The legislation outlines specific penalties for “notarios” who intentionally mislead immigrants by providing fraudulent services.

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:

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