Bill Ends Bipartisan Tradition, is Detrimental to Illinois Agriculture, Would Put At Risk Food Assistance For Millions of Families
Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Bill Foster voted against H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM Act). The bill will, for the first time in 40 years, sever the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) from the farm bill. The SNAP program helps feed millions of children, seniors and families in the United States.
Fights To Protect Funding For Essential Research and Development at Argonne National Lab and Fermi Lab
Washington, D.C.—Last night, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) introduced an amendment to reverse funding cuts to the Office of Science within the Department of Energy (DOE). The budget proposed by House Republicans would cut funding for the Office of Science by $500 million below President Obama’s request for the next fiscal year. The Office of Science funds research and devel
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) announced Joliet Junior College has been awarded a grant in the amount of $176,427 to support their work to provide veterans with training for high-demand jobs. The money will support Joliet Junior College’s “Driving America: One Veteran at a Time” program. The grant is awarded through the Department of Transportation.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement commemorating the 49th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964:
Cosponsors Spending Reduction Act Which Would Implement $100 Billion in Savings
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) announced today that he has become a cosponsor of H.R.
Calls For House To Take Action
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on the bipartisan Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, which passed with a vote of 68-32 in the Senate:
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.
Congress Must Act Before July 1 To Prevent Doubling Of Student Loan Interest Rates
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster released the following statement congratulating Nigel Lockyer for his appointment as the new director of Fermilab: