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Oct 9, 2013 Press Release
Foster Introduces Legislation To Remove “Essential” Status For Members’ Exclusive Gym

Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11), along with Congressman Patrick Murphy (FL-18), introduced the Shutdown Prioritization Act (SPA) which would force Speaker Boehner to remove the Members only gym and spa from his list of essential House services.

Oct 1, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) announced he will be donating his pay earned during the government shutdown to the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Oct 1, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on the federal government shutdown:

“The hardworking people of the 11th Congressional District are tired of this kind of brinksmanship, and so am I.  It’s time to end the political grandstanding and get to work to reach an agreement. 

Sep 30, 2013 Press Release

If Congress fails to reach a budget agreement by Monday, the federal government will shut down.

Sep 26, 2013 Press Release
65 Members of Congress Urge President to Eliminate Detention Bed Mandate in FY15 Budget

Washington, DC -- Today, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-21) and Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) sent a letter signed by 63 of their colleagues to President Obama urging him to remove a FY15 budget request for the Department of Homeland Security that mandates Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have over thirty thousand immigrants in detention at all times.

Sep 20, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted against H.J. Res. 59, the Continuing Appropriations Resolution.

“I am very concerned that the stopgap measure introduced by House Republicans indicates they are more interested in political posturing than passing workable legislation,” said Foster.

Sep 19, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC—Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) joined a discussion following Citizenship Day highlight the important contributions that immigrants make to our nation and our economy, and the economic benefits of passing comprehensive immigration reform.

Sep 18, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC—Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) met with members of the Newtown Action Alliance and other families impacted by gun violence.  The group is calling on Congress to support background checks to prevent gun violence.

Sep 10, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster released a statement following President Obama’s address on Syria:

“I am pleased to see President Obama pursuing a diplomatic solution in Syria.  Recent developments are an important reminder of why it is critical that we closely examine all the information and options before taking military action.

Sep 4, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Foster released the following statement on the debate over action in Syria:

For nearly 100 years, the use of chemical weapons remained an unthinkable option for civilized countries and their use in Syria represents a violation of international norms and sets an unacceptable precedent.

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