Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Press Releases

Feb 29, 2016 Press Release

Two years ago, President Obama unveiled “My Brother’s Keeper,” a bold initiative to address the challenges faced by boys and young men of color and close opportunity gaps.

Feb 25, 2016 Press Release

On Wednesday, February 24, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson was invited to attend a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade hearing titled “Boko Haram: The Islamist Insurgency in West Africa.”

Feb 17, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, February 19, 2016, Miami-Dade County will accept President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge.” Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez will welcome Acting U.S. Education Secretary John King, Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, and other national and local leaders at this historic event.

Feb 16, 2016 Press Release

The appointment of Senator Jocelerme Privert to serve as Haiti’s provisional president is good news. The fact that lawmakers moved so swiftly is a positive sign that could help ease the international community’s lingering concerns.

Feb 15, 2016 Press Release

“I applaud President Obama for nominating Acting Secretary John King to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education. Throughout his career, Dr. King has demonstrated a commitment to high standards and advancing educational equity and opportunities for all students. As the Department of Education implements the Every Student Succeeds Act, his nomination comes at a critical time.

Feb 9, 2016 Press Release

President Obama’s newly released Fiscal Year 2017 federal budget request for the Department of Labor rejects a proposal to cut benefits under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) for federal civilian workers injured or killed on the job. 

Feb 8, 2016 Press Release
Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield will deliver remarks.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, February 9, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson will co-host with members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee an Africa Policy Breakfast to examine and raise awareness about Boko Haram’s regional impact and growing threat to Nigeria and the border nations of Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Benin.

Feb 5, 2016 Press Release
The Florida lawmaker urges Congress to pass the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act

“Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act. In a survey conducted in 2000, nearly 24 million workers took leave to manage work and family or personal medical issues, but just 15 million were covered and eligible under FMLA and could afford to take leave.

Feb 1, 2016 Press Release

“Every February, the nation celebrates the many accomplishments and contributions that African Americans have made to the United States. Black History Month also is a reminder that diversity is one of our country’s greatest strengths.