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Apr 22, 2014 Press Release
Continues Project Growth Initiative To Support Jobs And Economic Development

Washington, DC – In an economic climate where families in Illinois are struggling to afford the rising costs of higher education, Rep. Bill Foster (IL-11) has introduced legislation designed to increase the accessibility of high quality educational materials, making higher education more affordable and accessible for students. Today, Foster introduced H.R.

Apr 18, 2014 Press Release

Aurora, IL – On Tuesday, April 22 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Congressman Bill Foster’s staff will be holding mobile office hours at the Quad County Urban League. All 11th District residents needing assistance are welcome to attend.

Apr 18, 2014 Press Release
Last Day For Entries Is Friday, April 25th

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster encouraged students to submit entries to the Congressional Art Competition before the April 25th deadline.

Apr 17, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today Congressman Bill Foster and Congressman Ted Deutch held a press conference call to discuss progress in their efforts to eliminate the detention bed mandate.

Apr 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Bill Foster (IL-11), Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) and Brad Schneider (IL-10) voted against the Republican budget proposal introduced by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (WI-01). They released the following statements:

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