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:
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.
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.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor about the H.R. 4138, the ENFORCE Act. The radical Republican legislation would enable a majority of one House of Congress to decide to sue the President, heads of federal departments and agencies, and even federal officers and employees over their execution of laws.
Washington, DC -- Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) is continuing to call for a vote to extend unemployment insurance. Since the program expired on December 28, 2013, over two million Americans, including 116,136 Illinois residents, have lost unemployment insurance. It’s estimated that this has already cost the economy $2 billion nationally and nearly $200 million in Ill
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.