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Jul 15, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster voted for H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014.  The legislation will provide much needed funding for the Highway and Transit Trust Fund and reauthorize the Surface Transportation programs through May 31, 2015.

Jul 14, 2014 Press Release

In case you missed it, the Chicago Tribune profiled homeowners struggling with an underwater mortgage and Congressman Bill Foster’s efforts to help.  In January, Foster introduced legislation to extend the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act, which would provide tax relief to underwater homeowners.  More information on the legislation is available

Jul 11, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster voted for legislation to end tax giveaways for companies that ship jobs overseas. Foster voted for the Democratic-backed provision which would end corporate giveaways by ending “corporate inversions,” a process corporations have used to avoid paying U.S. taxes by reincorporating as a “foreign” company. 

Jul 11, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last night, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor to advocate for increased funding for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. 

Video of Foster’s speech is available here.

Full text of Foster’s speech is below:

Jul 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Last night, the House of Representatives passed an amendment, proposed by Congressman Rush Holt (NJ-12) and Bill Foster (IL-11), to restore the National Undergraduate Fellowship Program (NUF) at the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.  The amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Act for 2015 was adopted by voice vote.

Jun 26, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Bill Foster joined 163 other Member of Congress in calling on Speaker Boehner to bring legislation to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the dangerously mentally ill to the floor for a vote.

Jun 26, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor to recognize Illinois Veteran of the Month, Hershel Luckinbill of Montgomery, IL.

Video of Foster’s speech is available here.

Full text of Foster’s speech is below:

Jun 25, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor to recognize the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Video of Foster’s speech is available here.

Full text of Foster’s speech is below:

Thank you madam speaker.

Jun 25, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster cosponsored the Protect American Jobs and Exports Act of 2014, legislation to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States for seven years. If Congress fails to reauthorize the Bank by September 30th, 200,000 American jobs will be in jeopardy.

Jun 25, 2014 Press Release

Aurora, IL – On Monday, June 30, from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Congressman Bill Foster’s staff will be holding mobile office hours at the Plainfield Village Hall. All 11th District residents needing assistance are welcome to attend.

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