WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and U.S. Representatives Bill Foster (D-IL) and Dan Lipinski (D-IL) announced today that that the Department of Transportation has awarded Argonne National Laboratory a $2,890,600 grant to conduct research examining the capacity of mass transit systems to plan for and respond to emergency events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joliet, IL – On 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.
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:
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