Representative Bill Foster's Voting Records

67

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 11, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 11
Issue Category

67 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/16/14 H Amdt 1083 Prohibits Federal Agencies from Paying Federal Employees Certain Pay Rates
Amendment Rejected - House (193 - 230)
Yea
1/29/14 HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Conference Report Adopted - House (251 - 166)
Yea
10/16/13 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (285 - 144)
Yea
10/04/13 H J Res 75 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Passed - House (244 - 164)
Yea
9/12/13 HR 2775 No Subsidies Without Verification Act
Bill Passed - House (235 - 191)
Nay
7/11/13 HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (216 - 208)
Nay
6/20/13 H Amdt 231 Authorizes States to Require Federal Welfare Work Requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Amendment Adopted - House (227 - 198)
Nay
6/20/13 HR 1947 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Bill Failed - House (195 - 234)
Nay
6/19/13 H Amdt 176 Restores $20.5 Billion in Appropriations for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Amendment Rejected - House (188 - 234)
Yea
3/15/13 HR 803 Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (SKILLS Act)
Bill Passed - House (215 - 202)
Did Not Vote
3/13/13 HR 890 Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (246 - 181)
Nay
11/18/10 HR 6419 Extension of Certain Unemployment Benefits
Bill Failed - House (258 - 154)
Yea
7/22/10 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (272 - 152)
Yea
7/01/10 HR 5618 Unemployment Benefits Extension
Bill Passed - House (270 - 153)
Yea
5/28/10 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension and Tax Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (215 - 204)
Yea
4/15/10 HR 4851 Unemployment Benefits Extension
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (289 - 112)
Yea
11/05/09 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits and Providing Business and Homebuyer Tax Credits
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (403 - 12)
Yea
9/22/09 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits
Bill Passed - House (331 - 83)
Yea
10/03/08 HR 6867 Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation
Bill Passed - House (368 - 28)
Yea
7/23/08 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (272 - 152)
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
6/18/08 HR 6124 Second Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Veto Override Passed - House (317 - 109)
Yea
6/12/08 HR 5749 Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008
Bill Passed - House (274 - 137)
Yea
5/21/08 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Veto Override Passed - House (316 - 108)
Yea
5/15/08 HR 2642 Iraq Related Provisions such as a Troop Withdrawal, a Permanent Base Ban, and Limiting Interrogation Techniques
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (227 - 196)
Yea
5/15/08 HR 2642 Iraq Related Provisions such as a Troop Withdrawal, a Permanent Base Ban, and Limiting Interrogation Techniques
Concurrence Vote Failed - House (141 - 149)
Yea
5/15/08 HR 2642 Iraq Related Provisions such as a Troop Withdrawal, a Permanent Base Ban, and Limiting Interrogation Techniques
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (256 - 166)
Yea
5/14/08 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Conference Report Adopted - House (318 - 106)
Yea
5/08/08 HR 3221 Housing-Related Tax Provision Amendments
Amendment Adopted - House (322 - 94)
Yea
5/08/08 HR 3221 Housing-Related Tax Provision Amendments
Amendment Adopted - House (266 - 154)
Yea
5/08/08 HR 5818 Assistance to States for Purchasing Foreclosed Homes
Bill Passed - House (239 - 188)
Yea
4/23/08 HR 5613 Medicaid Extensions and Changes
Bill Passed - House (349 - 62)
Yea

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