Washington, DC -- Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) is continuing to call on Speaker Boehner to schedule a vote to extend unemployment insurance. As of Thursday, March 6th, over two million Americans, including 200,000 veterans, have lost their unemployment insurance because Congress has failed to vote on an extension of emergency unemployment insurance.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor about President Obama’s new initiative to build opportunity and support networks for young men of color, My Brother’s Keeper. Foster spoke about an Aurora, IL based program, Boys II Men, which has been doing this work since 2002.
Signs Discharge Petition To Call For Immediate Vote
Washington, DC -- Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) joined Congressional Democrats in filing a discharge petition requesting an immediate vote to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.
Washington, DC -- Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) joined President Barack Obama and other legislators, academic and business leaders at the announcement of a public-private partnership to bring a new manufacturing institute to Chicago. The Digital Lab for Manufacturing (Digital Lab) will grow our economy and lead to job creation in Illinois and throughout the country.
Washington, DC -- Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on the retirement of Congressman Rush Holt:
“I was saddened to hear of the retirement of my friend and colleague Congressman Rush Holt. His thoughtful and rational approach to the legislative process will be deeply missed.
Washington, DC – This week Congressmen Bill Foster (IL-11) and Ted Deutch (FL-21) were joined by 26 Members of Congress in urging the Obama administration to end the costly and inhumane practice of imposing arbitrary immigrant detention requirements. In a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the group requests that OMB remove the req
Joliet, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced his staff will be holding mobile office hours in Romeoville, IL. All 11th District residents needing assistance are welcome to attend.
Washington, DC -- Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) kept the promise he made to veterans at a town hall in December to reverse cuts to veterans’ pensions by voting for S.25, a suspension bill to repeal the reduction in the cost of living adjustments (COLA) for retired members of the armed services.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster is inviting students from the 11th Congressional District to participate in the 2014 Congressional Art and STEM Competitions.
Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor about the epidemic of heroin abuse that is spreading throughout communities in Illinois.
Video of the speech is available here.
Full text of the speech is below: