Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11), a PhD physicist and the only scientist in Congress, released the following statement on North Korea’s alleged nuclear test:
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) called President Obama’s announcement of executive actions to curb gun violence “an important step.”
Aurora, IL – Congressman Bill Foster announced his office has recovered over $1.3 million for constituents in 2015.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted for the Omnibus Appropriations bill to fund the government through fiscal year 2016.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted against the Tax Extender package, an unfunded collection of tax breaks that would increase the deficit by $622 billion over the next ten years – and an estimated $2 trillion over the next 20 years.
Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Bill Foster (IL-11), Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and 13 Members of Congress sent a bipartisan letter to Speaker Ryan asking for his support for the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). Congress created the OTA in 1972 to provide Congress with nonpartisan analysis of scientific and technical issues, but closed when it was defunded in 1995.
Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Bill Foster (D-IL) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) sent a bipartisan letter highlighting efforts to encourage girls to develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Washington, DC – Today, Representative Bill Foster (IL-11) sent a letter signed by 61 Members of Congress urging the House Appropriations Committee to ensure robust funding for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Washington, DC—Today, Representatives Bill Foster (IL-11) and Mark Takano (CA-41) introduced a bipartisan House resolution to establish December 3rd as national 3D Printing Day.
Text of the resolution is available here. The pair also introduced the legislation in the 113th Congress.
Washington, DC – Today, Representative Bill Foster (IL-11) voted for the conference report on Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act. The act is the first long-term transportation bill passed by Congress in over a decade and will fund transportation projects for the next five years.