Washington, DC -- Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on the retirement of Congressman Rush Holt:
“I was saddened to hear of the retirement of my friend and colleague Congressman Rush Holt. His thoughtful and rational approach to the legislative process will be deeply missed.
Washington, DC – This week Congressmen Bill Foster (IL-11) and Ted Deutch (FL-21) were joined by 26 Members of Congress in urging the Obama administration to end the costly and inhumane practice of imposing arbitrary immigrant detention requirements. In a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the group requests that OMB remove the req
Joliet, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced his staff will be holding mobile office hours in Romeoville, IL. All 11th District residents needing assistance are welcome to attend.
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.
Video of the speech is available here.
Full text of the speech is below:
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.