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Dec 5, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on today’s votes on patent abuses:

“Today I voted against patent abuse and to protect the rights of small business and inventors.  Abusive patents have been an increasing problem, placing an unsustainable burden on job creators and innovators.

Nov 25, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today Congressman Bill Foster and veterans advocates held a press conference call to discuss the GI Education Benefits Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation to support military families by extending GI education benefits to the wards and foster children of our soldiers.

Nov 22, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) introduced the GI Education Benefits Fairness Act to support military families by extending GI education benefits to wards and foster children.

Nov 19, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, 19 Members of Congress joined Congressman Bill Foster in requesting that the Department of Health and Human Services use the full extent of their authority to require additional disclosure from insurers who are sending health plan cancellation letters to customers.

Nov 15, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster voted in favor of H.R. 3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013 and released the following statement:

“I came to Congress to solve problems, and that is why I voted for a bipartisan fix to codify the President’s decision to allow insurance companies to continue to offer existing health care plans.

Nov 12, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congress passed S 893 to provide veterans with a 1.5% COLA (cost-of-living adjustment) increase in disability compensation benefits.

Nov 7, 2013 Press Release

Naperville, IL —Today Congressman Bill Foster held a roundtable discussion with community leaders on heroin use.  They discussed what can be done, and what is being done to stop this epidemic.

Nov 7, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster commended the Senate for voting 64-32 in favor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).  The law would provide basic protections against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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