Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Bill Foster (IL-11) and Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced the Expanding Opportunities for Recovery Act. The legislation would create a grant program to increase access to in-patient rehabilitation services for heroin and other opioid abuse.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster voted for H.R.3230, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014. The legislation, which passed with strong bipartisan support, will improve care for veterans and increase accountability at VA facilities.
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.
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
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.
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:
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.
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.