Washington, DC -- 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 amendment to the FY 14 Omnibus Appropriations Bill was rejected by the Republican controlled Rules Committee.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) introduced H.R. 3856, the Homeowners Debt Relief Extension Act. The legislation would reduce the tax burden for underwater homeowners by extending the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) and 48 freshmen Members of Congress are calling for an immediate vote in the house to extend emergency unemployment insurance. On December 28th, 1.3 million people, including over 80,000 in Illinois, lost their unemployment benefits.
Aurora, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) cosponsored the Military Retirement Restoration Act which would repeal cuts to cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) for military retirees that were included in the Bipartisan Budget Act. The repeal would be paid for by closing tax loopholes for corporations that set up headquarters in other countries to avoid paying US taxes.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted in favor of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 to fund the government for the next two years.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) became a cosponsor of H.R.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on today’s votes on patent abuses:
“Today I voted against patent abuse and to protect the rights of small business and inventors. Abusive patents have been an increasing problem, placing an unsustainable burden on job creators and innovators.
Washington, DC — Today Congressman Bill Foster and veterans advocates held a press conference call to discuss the GI Education Benefits Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation to support military families by extending GI education benefits to the wards and foster children of our soldiers.