CONGRESSWOMAN FREDERICA WILSON APPOINTED TO PRESTIGIOUS COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced today the appointment of Representative Frederica Wilson (FL-24) to the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee for the upcoming 113th Congress. The Education and the Workforce Committee oversees programs that affect hundreds of millions of Americans—from school teachers and small business owners to students and retirees—and works to improve America’s schools and workplaces.
“As a former teacher, principal, school board member, and state legislator with an expertise in education policy, I look forward to being a strong voice on the Committee,” said Congresswoman Wilson.
Currently there are no Democratic Members of Congress representing the State of Florida serving on the Education and the Workforce Committee. “As our nation’s fourth largest state, we need representation on this crucial Committee,” acknowledged Congresswoman Wilson.
As a member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, the Congresswoman will also serve on two subcommittees. These include the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, which is tasked with finding solutions to issues concerning early learning through the high school level, and the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, which deals with the relationship between the employer and employee with regards to healthcare, benefits, workplace safety, and collective bargaining.
“Congress must work to strengthen the economy, create solid middle-class jobs, and provide quality and affordable education to everyone. This will ensure that America remains competitive globally and that our people can achieve the American Dream,” Congresswoman Wilson said. “I am thankful for the support of my constituents and the confidence of my colleagues, and I will continue to be a strong proponent of job-saving, job-creating, and quality-of-life enhancing policies.”
Congresswoman Wilson is available for comment.
U.S. Rep. Frederica S. Wilson is a second-term Congresswoman from Florida representing parts of Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward counties. A former state legislator and school principal, she is the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Excellence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school.