Read our 2016 Report Card for Foster.
Our unique analysis of the bills Foster has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Foster is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Bill Foster sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Financial Services
- House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Foster was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4960 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 525 N Broadway in Aurora, Illinois, as the “Kenneth M. Christy Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 5278 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 405 West Second Street in Dixon, Illinois, as the “President Ronald W. Reagan Post Office ...
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Foster sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (21%) Science, Technology, Communications (19%) Taxation (13%) Education (13%) Immigration (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Government Operations and Politics (6%)
Some of Foster’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1569: American Innovation Act
- H.Res. 196: Expressing support for designation of March 14, 2017, as “National Pi Day”.
- H.R. 994: Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act of 2017
- H.R. 993: Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 2017
- H.R. 992: Expanding Opportunities for Recovery Act of 2017
- H.R. 912: Protecting Immigrants From Legal Exploitation Act of 2017
- H.R. 913: Immigrant Detainee Legal Rights Act
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|Foster’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 3393 (113th): Student and Family Tax Simplification Act
Jul 24, 2014. Passed 227/187.
H.R. 3309 (113th): Innovation Act
Dec 5, 2013. Passed 325/91.
H.Con.Res. 308 (111th): Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives.
Jul 29, 2010. Passed 231/189.
H.R. 1575 (111th): End Government Reimbursement of Excessive Executive Disbursements (End GREED) Act
Apr 1, 2009. Failed 223/196.
From Mar 2008 to Mar 2017, Foster missed 34 of 4,953 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 8 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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