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May 20, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Foster released the following statement applauding efforts by the United States Justice Department to protect US businesses from commercial cyber espionage.  Today it was announced that five Chinese individuals were indicted for attempting to steal trade secrets from six American companies.

May 15, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – In light of recent allegations of Veterans Affairs officials potentially falsifying information on long appointment wait times for veterans, Congressman Bill Foster is demanding answers from the Director of the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Ms. Joan M Ricard.

May 8, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor to recognize NASA engineer and Joliet native Dr. John Houbolt. 

Houbolt, who grew up in Joliet, Illinois and attended Joliet Junior College, was a NASA engineer who played a critical role in the Apollo program.  Houbolt died on April 15, 2014 at the age of 95.

May 1, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced the deadline for the Congressional STEM Competition has been extended to Friday, May 16th.

Apr 30, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted for H.R. 4486, the FY 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act.  The legislation allocates $6.6 billion, a decrease of $3.3 billion from 2014, for Military Construction programs and $64.7 billion in funding for Veterans Affairs, an increase of $1.5 billion from 2014. 

Apr 23, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today Congressman Bill Foster, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and 18 Members of Congress wrote the U.S. Food and Drug Administration urging them to take prompt action to recognize naloxone as a safe and effective over-the-counter (OTC) medication to reverse an opioid overdose. 

Apr 22, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – In an economic climate where families in Illinois are struggling to afford the rising costs of higher education, Rep. Bill Foster (IL-11) has introduced legislation designed to increase the accessibility of high quality educational materials, making higher education more affordable and accessible for students. Today, Foster introduced H.R.