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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.

Jun 18, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster voted against H.R. 1797, a Republican bill that would overturn Roe vs. Wade and restrict a woman’s right to choose by banning all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, even if the health of the mother is at risk.  Not only would H.R.

Jun 14, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster is calling on Congress to take action to stop the student loan interest rate increase.  If no action is taken, student loan interest will double on July 1st, jumping from 3.4% to 6.8% for federally subsidized student loans.  Reports have shown that growing student debt is having negative effects on the economy, including delayed

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Jun 6, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted against H.R. 2217, an appropriations bill which included a “poison pill” amendment that would attempt to expedite the deportation of Dreamers, children brought into the country illegally while under the age of 16.

Jun 5, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Bill Foster (IL-11) and Ted Deutch (FL-21) introduced the Deutch-Foster amendment to end the costly and inhumane practice of imposing arbitrary immigrant detention requirements.  The legislation would strike language in the Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act that requires Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to have at least 34

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