Washington, DC -- Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) kept the promise he made to veterans at a town hall in December to reverse cuts to veterans’ pensions by voting for S.25, a suspension bill to repeal the reduction in the cost of living adjustments (COLA) for retired members of the armed services.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster is inviting students from the 11th Congressional District to participate in the 2014 Congressional Art and STEM Competitions.
Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor about the epidemic of heroin abuse that is spreading throughout communities in Illinois.
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Washington, DC -- Today, Congressman Bill Foster voted for H.R.357, the GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act, which will improve tuition assistance and job training for returning veterans. The bill will allow veterans to be eligible for in-state tuition rates at any public college or university. The bill also renews existing work-study and job training programs.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster released the following statement on President Obama’s State of the Union address:
Washington -- Today, Congressman Bill Foster voted for H.R.2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. This bipartisan agreement reauthorizes farm and nutrition programs for five-years and reduces the deficit by billions of dollars, providing certainty for Illinois’ agricultural economy and the thousands of jobs it supports.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster voted against H.R. 7, a Republican bill that seeks to eliminate comprehensive reproductive health insurance coverage for women.
Washington, DC—U.S. Representatives Luis Gutiérrez (IL-4), Mike Quigley (IL-5), Jan Schakowsky (IL-9), Brad Schneider (IL-10) and Bill Foster (IL-11) each invited an immigration reform advocate to be their guest at President Obama’s State of the Union Address this Tuesday.
Washington, DC -- Today, Congressmen Bill Foster (IL-11) and Ted Deutch (FL-21) introduced the Immigrant Detainee Legal Rights Act. The legislation would protect access to basic legal rights for immigrants placed in detention. It would also streamline inefficient and ineffective court processes, saving taxpayers money.