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Jun 26, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster praised the United States Supreme Court for striking down the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which blocked federal and state governments from recognizing same-sex marriages. In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court determined DOMA to be unconstitutional.

Jun 26, 2013 Press Release
Congress Must Act Before July 1 To Prevent Doubling Of Student Loan Interest Rates

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Jun 21, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster released the following statement congratulating Nigel Lockyer for his appointment as the new director of Fermilab:

Jun 20, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster released the following statement on his vote against H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act:

Jun 20, 2013 Press Release
By Natasha Korecki, Chicago Sun-Times
Three Chicago-area Congressional Democrats spoke on the House floor today urging against a proposed $20 billion in cuts over 10 years from a food assistance program that they say will mean a huge hit to food depositories and soup kitchens.

The proposed cuts t

Jun 20, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Foster spoke out against the drastic cuts proposed to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food assistance program, a lifeline that millions of Americans rely on.

Watch the video of Foster’s floor speech here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1PHjF6C6gM

Jun 19, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) introduced the following statement for the Congressional Record commemorating Juneteenth:  

Mr. FOSTER.  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commemorate Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration marking the end of slavery in the United States.

Jun 19, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster marked the 50th Annual National Small Business Week with the release of the Illinois 11th Small Business Survey. The survey is designed to help gauge what issues most impact small business owners in the 11th District of Illinois, and how best to provide them with the support and tools they need to remain successful.

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