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Aug 1, 2013 Press Release
Compromise Reverses Doubling of Student Loan Interest Rates

WASHINGTON—U.S. Representatives Brad Schneider (IL-10), Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) and Bill Foster (IL-11) voted in favor of the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act (HR 1911), a bipartisan compromise that reverses the July 1 doubling of student loan interest rates from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.

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Jul 31, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Recently, a letter signed by Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) calling for examination and reform of the National Security Agency’s operations was delivered to President Obama.  Foster joined 153 colleagues in the House of Representatives in signing the letter which strongly urged the President to work with Congress to consider modifications and amendments to exi

Jul 30, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement commemorating the 48th anniversary of Medicare:

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Jul 26, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Foster Discusses Immigration Refomrm

Congressman Foster discusses immigration reform with business and tech leaders

Jul 24, 2013 Press Release
Opposes Radical Republican Plan Which Would End Affordable 30-year Fixed Rate Mortgage

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Bill Foster introduced an amendment to the PATH Act, Republican legislation which would radically remake housing finance policy leading to fewer opportunities for home ownership for middle class families.

Jul 12, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) announced that the Will County Community Health Center in Joliet and VNA Health Care in Aurora have been awarded $411,659 in funding from the Department of Health and Human Services. The Will County Community Health Center was awarded $147,795 while VNA Health Care was awarded $263, 864. 

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Jul 11, 2013 Press Release
Bill Ends Bipartisan Tradition, is Detrimental to Illinois Agriculture, Would Put At Risk Food Assistance For Millions of Families

Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Bill Foster voted against H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM Act).  The bill will, for the first time in 40 years, sever the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) from the farm bill.  The SNAP program helps feed millions of children, seniors and families in the United States.  

Jul 10, 2013 Press Release
Fights To Protect Funding For Essential Research and Development at Argonne National Lab and Fermi Lab

Washington, D.C.—Last night, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) introduced an amendment to reverse funding cuts to the Office of Science within the Department of Energy (DOE).  The budget proposed by House Republicans would cut funding for the Office of Science by $500 million below President Obama’s request for the next fiscal year.  The Office of Science funds research and devel

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