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Apr 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor to recognize an important advancement in scientific research.  Recently the BICEP2 team announced its discovery of scientific evidence for cosmic inflation in the early universe.  This evidence supports a specific version of the Big Bang model of the universe—a cosmic explosion followed immediately

Apr 4, 2014 Press Release
Speaks Out Against “Dynamic Scoring” Legislation

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor against H.R. 1874, which would direct the Congressional Budget Office to selectively use dynamic scoring in its analyses of tax and budget legislation.  The selective use of so-called dynamic scoring is a misleading attempt by House Republicans to justify tax breaks for the wealthy.

Apr 4, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) continued his efforts to support the fight against heroin abuse by requesting increased resources to combat opioid abuse.

Apr 3, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representatives Bill Foster (IL-11), Randy Hultgren (IL-14) and Rush Holt (NJ-12) led a bipartisan group of 81 Members of Congress in calling for robust and sustained funding for the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science, and the critical research, unique scientific facilities, and expert personnel that it supports.  Funding for our national labs, incl

Mar 31, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressmen Bill Foster (IL-11) and Ted Deutch (FL-21) were joined by 77 Members in their efforts to eliminate the costly and inhumane immigrant detention bed quota.

Mar 28, 2014 Press Release
Will Focus On Supporting Jobs and Economic Development In Illinois’ 11th District

Joliet, IL — Today, Congressman Bill Foster launched Project Growth, an initiative to focus on jobs and economic development in Illinois’ 11th District.  The initiative will focus on four key issues to spur growth: strengthening the middle class, transportation, education and manufacturing.

Mar 26, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) continued his calls for the House of Representatives to pass comprehensive immigration reform, joining his colleagues in signing a discharge petition to force a vote on H.R.

Mar 25, 2014 Press Release
Calls For Increased Investment in Research and Development, End To Detention Bed Mandate

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) testified before the House Committee on the Budget, urging them to consider several priorities for the fiscal year 2015 budget, including:

Mar 24, 2014 Press Release

Joliet, IL – On Wednesday, March 26, Congressman Bill Foster’s staff will be holding mobile office hours at the Joliet Public Library. All 11th District residents needing assistance are welcome to attend.

Mar 14, 2014 Press Release
Calls For House Republicans To Stop Playing Politics With Seniors Health Care

Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted to support a permanent fix to the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) in Medicare.  Foster co-sponsored H.R. 4209, which includes bipartisan legislation to repeal and replace the SGR, providing a permanent fix to the SGR problem by capping the amount spent on wars overseas. 

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