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Jun 17, 2014 Press Release
Will Promote Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Washington, DC – Tomorrow, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) will attend the first-ever White House Maker Faire.  The event will feature innovators and entrepreneurs who are using new tools and techniques to bring their ideas to life.  More information on the Maker Faire is available here.

Jun 17, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Foster commended today’s Executive Order banning federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Jun 16, 2014 Press Release
Submits Congressional Record Statement

Naperville, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) participated in the Loaves & Fishes 7th Annual Day Without Hunger event in Naperville.   For 30 years, Loaves & Fishes has provided food assistance and other services to those most in need in DuPage County.

Jun 12, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor to recognize the Joliet Public Library’s Fifth Annual Star Wars Day.

Star Wars Day, which began in 2010 with just a handful of costumers, is one of the largest one-day Star Wars events in the world.

Jun 12, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted for H.R. 4453 and H.R. 4457,  bipartisan legislation to reduce the tax burden for small businesses.  Both bills passed the House with bipartisan support and will be sent to the Senate.

Jun 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) applauded the enactment of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA).  The legislation was passed by both houses of Congress and was signed into law today by the President.  WRRDA authorizes the Army Corps of Engineers to construct and maintain infrastructure on the Inland Waterways System.  Several facilities

May 30, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

May 30, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted for H.R.

May 23, 2014 Press Release

Joliet, IL – On Thursday, June 5 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Congressman Bill Foster and the Illinois Department of Employment Security will host a job fair in Joliet.  Over 50 area employers will be on site to meet with job seekers.  Veterans will receive advanced entry with a special one hour preview.

May 22, 2014 Press Release
Legislation Will Investigate Wasteful Spending On Questionable Missile Defense Project

Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2015 introduced by Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11).  The Foster amendment seeks to increase accountability and save taxpayer dollars by requiring an independent study of a multi-billion dollar defense project with a history of failure.  

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