Representative Bill Foster's Voting Records

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Biographical

Full Name: Bill Foster
Current Office: U.S. House - District 11, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 11
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Aesook; 2 Children: Billy, Christine
Birth Date: 10/07/1955
Birth Place: Madison, WI
Home City: Batavia, IL
Issue Category

11 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/16/14 H Amdt 1086 Prohibits States from Penalizing a Bank for Providing Financial Services to a Marijuana Businesses
Amendment Adopted - House (231 - 192)
Yea
7/10/14 H Amdt 1012 Prohibits Federal Government from Contracting with a Business Chartered in the Bermuda or Cayman Islands
Amendment Adopted - House (221 - 200)
Yea
12/05/13 H Amdt 521 Authorizes Judicial Discretion in Awarding Legal Fees in Patent Lawsuits
Amendment Rejected - House (199 - 213)
Yea
12/05/13 H Amdt 524 Limits Covered Customers to Businesses With Less Than $25 Million in Revenue
Amendment Rejected - House (144 - 266)
Yea
12/05/13 HR 3309 Innovation Act
Bill Passed - House (325 - 91)
Nay
12/04/13 HR 1105 Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act
Bill Passed - House (254 - 159)
Nay
10/30/13 HR 992 Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act
Bill Passed - House (292 - 122)
Yea
10/29/13 HR 2374 Retail Investor Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (254 - 166)
Yea
7/25/13 HR 2218 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (265 - 155)
Nay
5/22/13 H Amdt 67 Requires a Finding be Added Concerning Oil Sand Crudes
Amendment Rejected - House (146 - 269)
Nay
5/22/13 H Amdt 71 Repeals Requirement that Secretary of the Army Approve All Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Applications
Amendment Rejected - House (182 - 234)
Yea
5/08/13 HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (223 - 204)
Nay
12/21/10 HR 2751 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (215 - 144)
Yea
9/23/10 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (237 - 187)
Yea
7/30/10 HR 5982 Tax Law Amendments
Bill Failed - House (241 - 154)
Yea
6/30/10 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Conference Report Adopted - House (237 - 192)
Yea
6/17/10 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (241 - 182)
Yea
12/11/09 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (223 - 202)
Yea
11/19/09 HR 3961 Revising Medicare Physician Fee Schedules and Reinstatement of PAYGO
Bill Passed - House (243 - 183)
Yea
6/26/09 HR 2454 Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade")
Bill Passed - House (219 - 212)
Nay
9/23/08 HR 5244 Credit Card Regulations
Bill Passed - House (312 - 112)
Yea
9/18/08 HR 6604 Commodity Markets Speculation Bill
Bill Passed - House (283 - 133)
Nay
7/30/08 HR 1108 FDA Regulation of Tobacco
Bill Passed - House (326 - 102)
Yea
6/24/08 HR 6346 Price Gouging Prevention Act
Bill Failed - House (276 - 146)
Yea

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