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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.  

May 20, 2014 Press Release

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

May 20, 2014 Press Release

Aurora, ILOn Thursday, May 22 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM Congressman Bill Foster’s staff will be holding mobile office hours at the Woodridge Park District Community Center. All 11th District residents needing assistance are welcome to attend.

May 20, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Foster released the following statement applauding efforts by the United States Justice Department to protect US businesses from commercial cyber espionage.  Today it was announced that five Chinese individuals were indicted for attempting to steal trade secrets from six American companies.

May 15, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – In light of recent allegations of Veterans Affairs officials potentially falsifying information on long appointment wait times for veterans, Congressman Bill Foster is demanding answers from the Director of the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Ms. Joan M Ricard.

May 8, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor to recognize NASA engineer and Joliet native Dr. John Houbolt. 

Houbolt, who grew up in Joliet, Illinois and attended Joliet Junior College, was a NASA engineer who played a critical role in the Apollo program.  Houbolt died on April 15, 2014 at the age of 95.

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