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.
“I am extremely pleased that the Department of Justice and the City of Miami have reached a workable compromise to implement reforms on officer-involved shootings.
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.”
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.