Washington, DC—The White House announced a new effort to increase access to high-speed broadband for low-income families. The initiative, ConnectHome, will help to bring high-speed broadband to over 275,000 low-income households.
Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) is continuing to call for a long-term transportation funding bill. Foster voted for H.R. 3038, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, a short-term fix that will extend the Highway Trust Fund through December.
Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on the announcement of a proposed nuclear agreement with Iran:
“I commend President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and Secretary Moniz for their tireless efforts that have led to this historic agreement.
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the house floor to recognize the community outreach efforts of Officer David Bemer and the Aurora Police Department.
Video of Foster’s speech is available here.
Text of Foster’s remarks is below:
Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted against Fast Track trade authority for the second time.
Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted against Fast Track trade authority.
Washington, DC— As the House prepares to consider Fast Track trade authority, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) wrote Speaker Boehner and Leader Pelosi urging them to include strong, enforceable rules on currency manipulation in the Trade Promotion Authority (“TPA”) legislation.
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) advocated for the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank at a Financial Services Committee hearing. During the hearing, Foster questioned Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg. If Congress doesn’t act in the next 14 legislative days, the Bank will shut down.
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U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is launching the first of his planned mobile offices for the new 11th Congressional District.
The first location will be offered next week, Monday through Friday, at the Naperville Township Administration Building. The new 11th District serves parts of Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield and Joliet.
The office wasn’t quite in order yet. Then again, Bill Foster wasn’t in office yet, either. Not quite.
“It’s an interesting day of semi-organization around here,” Foster said.