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Jun 20, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Foster spoke out against the drastic cuts proposed to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food assistance program, a lifeline that millions of Americans rely on.

Watch the video of Foster’s floor speech here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1PHjF6C6gM

Jun 19, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) introduced the following statement for the Congressional Record commemorating Juneteenth:  

Mr. FOSTER.  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commemorate Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration marking the end of slavery in the United States.

Jun 19, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster marked the 50th Annual National Small Business Week with the release of the Illinois 11th Small Business Survey. The survey is designed to help gauge what issues most impact small business owners in the 11th District of Illinois, and how best to provide them with the support and tools they need to remain successful.

Jun 18, 2013 Press Release
Calls On House Republicans To Focus on Jobs, Not Divisive Social Agenda

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster voted against H.R. 1797, a Republican bill that would overturn Roe vs. Wade and restrict a woman’s right to choose by banning all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, even if the health of the mother is at risk.  Not only would H.R.

Jun 14, 2013 Press Release
Calls on House Republican Leadership To Allow Vote on Legislation To Prevent Student Loan Rates From Doubling

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster is calling on Congress to take action to stop the student loan interest rate increase.  If no action is taken, student loan interest will double on July 1st, jumping from 3.4% to 6.8% for federally subsidized student loans.  Reports have shown that growing student debt is having negative effects on the economy, including delayed

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Jun 14, 2013 Press Release
Calls For Congress To Pass Paycheck Fairness Act

Foster Marks 50th Anniversary of Equal Pay Act

Jun 6, 2013 Press Release
Opposes Republican Attempts To Deport Immigrant Children

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted against H.R. 2217, an appropriations bill which included a “poison pill” amendment that would attempt to expedite the deportation of Dreamers, children brought into the country illegally while under the age of 16.

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