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Representative Bill Foster's Voting Records

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 11, Democratic
Issue Category

22 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
9/17/14 H Amdt 1141 Authorizes Aid to Syrian Opposition
Amendment Adopted - House (273 - 156)
Yea
9/17/14 H J Res 124 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Joint Resolution Passed - House (319 - 108)
Yea
6/19/14 H Amdt 901 Prohibits Transfer of Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Yemen
Amendment Adopted - House (238 - 179)
Nay
6/19/14 H Amdt 905 Prohibits Transfer of Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Any Foreign Country
Amendment Adopted - House (230 - 184)
Nay
6/19/14 H Amdt 907 Repeals Prohibition on Guantanamo Bay Detainee Transfers and Facility Construction
Amendment Rejected - House (163 - 249)
Yea
6/19/14 H Amdt 908 Prohibits United States Combat Operations in Iraq
Amendment Rejected - House (165 - 250)
Yea
6/19/14 H Amdt 912 Prohibits Funds from Being Used Pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002
Amendment Rejected - House (182 - 231)
Yea
5/30/14 H Amdt 738 Authorizes Funds to be Used for Guantanamo Bay Operations
Amendment Rejected - House (169 - 230)
Yea
5/22/14 H Amdt 671 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for Certain Climate Change Reports
Amendment Adopted - House (231 - 192)
Nay
5/22/14 H Amdt 675 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for Guantanmo Bay Operations
Amendment Rejected - House (177 - 247)
Yea
5/22/14 H Amdt 679 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Implement the New START Treaty
Amendment Adopted - House (233 - 191)
Nay
5/22/14 H Amdt 680 Repeals Military Force Authorization
Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 233)
Yea
5/22/14 HR 4435 Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Bill Passed - House (325 - 98)
Yea
5/21/14 H Amdt 669 Amends Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) Laws
Amendment Adopted - House (222 - 196)
Nay
9/18/13 H Amdt 463 Amends the Definition of "Strategic and Critical Minerals"
Amendment Rejected - House (187 - 241)
Yea
9/18/13 H Amdt 466 Requires Mine Operators to Include the Cost of Cleanup in Financial Insurance
Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 235)
Yea
9/18/13 HR 761 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (246 - 178)
Nay
7/24/13 H Amdt 413 Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the PATRIOT Act
Amendment Rejected - House (205 - 217)
Nay
7/24/13 HR 2397 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014
Bill Passed - House (315 - 109)
Yea
7/23/13 H Amdt 375 Prohibits the Use of Funds to Appoint Chaplains Without an Endorsing Agency
Amendment Adopted - House (253 - 173)
Nay
6/14/13 H Amdt 167 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees to Yemen
Amendment Adopted - House (236 - 188)
Nay
6/14/13 H Amdt 168 Establishes Framework for the Closing of the Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by December 1, 2014
Amendment Rejected - House (174 - 249)
Nay
6/14/13 HR 1960 Authorizes Military Sexual Assault Victims to Decide who Determines Their Case
Bill Passed - House (315 - 108)
Yea
6/06/13 HR 2217 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (245 - 182)
Nay
6/04/13 H Amdt 84 Authorizes Funds for the Construction of United States Prison for Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Amendment Rejected - House (170 - 254)
Yea
4/18/13 HR 624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (288 - 127)
Yea
3/21/13 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (318 - 109)
Yea
3/06/13 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
Bill Passed - House (267 - 151)
Yea
7/27/10 H Con Res 301 Directing the President to Remove Armed Forces from Pakistan
Joint Resolution Failed - House (38 - 372)
Nay
7/27/10 HR 4899 Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Supplemental Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (308 - 114)
Yea
7/01/10 HR 4899 Requiring Timetable for Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Concurrence Vote Failed - House (162 - 260)
Nay
7/01/10 HR 4899 Requiring Timetable for Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Concurrence Vote Failed - House (100 - 321)
Nay
7/01/10 H Res 1500 Deeming Supplemental Military Appropriations Passed and Allowing Divided Question
Bill Passed - House (215 - 210)
Nay
5/28/10 HR 5136 2010-2011 Defense Appropriation Authorizations
Bill Passed - House (229 - 186)
Yea
5/27/10 H Amdt 661 Removing Funding for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's Alternate Engine Program
Amendment Rejected - House (193 - 231)
Nay
2/26/10 HR 2701 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
Bill Passed - House (235 - 168)
Yea
10/15/09 HR 2892 2009-2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Authorizations
Conference Report Adopted - House (307 - 114)
Yea
10/08/09 HR 2647 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - House (281 - 146)
Yea
6/16/09 HR 2346 2008-2009 Supplemental Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - House (226 - 202)
Yea
9/24/08 HR 2638 Continuing Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (370 - 58)
Yea
9/24/08 S 3001 Defense Authorizations Bill
Bill Passed - House (392 - 39)
Yea
6/19/08 HR 2642 GI Bill, Funding for Midwest Flood Cleanup, Extension of Unemployment Benefits, and Other Provisions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (268 - 155)
Yea
6/19/08 HR 2642 GI Bill, Funding for Midwest Flood Cleanup, Extension of Unemployment Benefits, and Other Provisions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (416 - 12)
Yea
5/15/08 HR 2642 G.I. Bill Expansion and Other Domestic Provisions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (256 - 166)
Yea
5/15/08 HR 2642 G.I. Bill Expansion and Other Domestic Provisions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (227 - 196)
Yea
5/15/08 HR 2642 G.I. Bill Expansion and Other Domestic Provisions
Concurrence Vote Failed - House (141 - 149)
Yea
3/13/08 H Con Res 312 Concurrent Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - House (212 - 207)
Nay
3/11/08 HR 2082 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
Veto Override Failed - House (225 - 188)
Yea

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