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.
If Congress fails to reach a budget agreement by Monday, the federal government will shut down.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aurora, IL—Today, Congressman Bill Foster released the following statement in honor of Labor Day:
“Because of the thousands of Americans who have fought for workers’ rights – living wages, safe working conditions and a forty hour work week – America has the strongest middle class the world has ever seen.
Washington, D.C.—On the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, an important turning point in the fight for civil rights, Congressman Bill Foster spoke at Aurora University and released the following statement: