Representative Bill Foster's Voting Records



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

47 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
10/03/13 HR 3230 Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act
Bill Passed - House (265 - 160)
7/24/13 HR 2397 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014
Bill Passed - House (315 - 109)
7/23/13 H Amdt 375 Prohibits the Use of Funds to Appoint Chaplains Without an Endorsing Agency
Amendment Adopted - House (253 - 173)
6/14/13 HR 1960 Authorizes Military Sexual Assault Victims to Decide who Determines Their Case
Motion Rejected - House (194 - 225)
12/21/10 HR 3082 Continuing Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (193 - 165)
12/15/10 HR 2965 Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (250 - 175)
5/28/10 HR 5136 2010-2011 Defense Appropriation Authorizations
Bill Passed - House (229 - 186)
5/27/10 H Amdt 672 Repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" After Military Review and Certification
Amendment Adopted - House (234 - 194)
10/08/09 HR 2647 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - House (281 - 146)
9/24/08 S 3001 Defense Authorizations Bill
Bill Passed - House (392 - 39)
7/23/08 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (272 - 152)
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)
5/15/08 HR 2642 G.I. Bill Expansion and Other Domestic Provisions
Concurrence Vote Failed - House (141 - 149)
5/15/08 HR 2642 G.I. Bill Expansion and Other Domestic Provisions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (227 - 196)
5/08/08 HR 3221 Housing Foreclosure Assistance Programs
Amendment Adopted - House (266 - 154)
5/08/08 HR 3221 Housing Foreclosure Assistance Programs
Amendment Adopted - House (322 - 94)

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