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Jul 11, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster voted for legislation to end tax giveaways for companies that ship jobs overseas. Foster voted for the Democratic-backed provision which would end corporate giveaways by ending “corporate inversions,” a process corporations have used to avoid paying U.S. taxes by reincorporating as a “foreign” company. 

Jul 11, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last night, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor to advocate for increased funding for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. 

Video of Foster’s speech is available here.

Full text of Foster’s speech is below:

Jul 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Last night, the House of Representatives passed an amendment, proposed by Congressman Rush Holt (NJ-12) and Bill Foster (IL-11), to restore the National Undergraduate Fellowship Program (NUF) at the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.  The amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Act for 2015 was adopted by voice vote.

Jun 26, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor to recognize Illinois Veteran of the Month, Hershel Luckinbill of Montgomery, IL.

Video of Foster’s speech is available here.

Full text of Foster’s speech is below:

Jun 26, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Bill Foster joined 163 other Member of Congress in calling on Speaker Boehner to bring legislation to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the dangerously mentally ill to the floor for a vote.

Jun 25, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) spoke on the House floor to recognize the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Video of Foster’s speech is available here.

Full text of Foster’s speech is below:

Thank you madam speaker.

Jun 25, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster cosponsored the Protect American Jobs and Exports Act of 2014, legislation to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States for seven years. If Congress fails to reauthorize the Bank by September 30th, 200,000 American jobs will be in jeopardy.

Jun 25, 2014 Press Release

Aurora, IL – On Monday, June 30, from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Congressman Bill Foster’s staff will be holding mobile office hours at the Plainfield Village Hall. All 11th District residents needing assistance are welcome to attend.

Jun 20, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – This Sunday, June 22, will mark the 70th anniversary of the GI Bill, which has given returning veterans a hand up with educational benefits, home loans and other services.  The GI Bill has been one of the most successful pieces of legislation in our country’s history, growing our economy and helping veterans assimilate into civilian life.

Jun 19, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Tomorrow, Friday, June 20th form 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Congressman Bill Foster’s staff will participate in a Veterans Resource Fair in Aurora.  The free event will offer resources for veterans and their families on a wide-range of issues, including education, employment, housing and health care.

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