Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

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Sep 30, 2016 Press Release

Today we mark yet another sad milestone in the saga of the nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram on April 14, 2014. It is the 900th day that 218 of the girls have been held in captivity by what is now known as the world’s deadliest terrorist group, a title Boko Haram earned for abducting, burning, raping, and butchering tens of thousands of innocent people.

Sep 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington -- Today Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement after learning of the passing of Shimon Peres:

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Sep 29, 2016 Press Release

MIAMI, FL – Today Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson joined Republican Congressmen Carlos Curbelo and Mario Diaz-Balart at a press conference to applaud the passage of a continuing resolution that includes $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus.  The funding is part of a stopgap spending bill to keep the federal government open through December 9.

Sep 23, 2016 Press Release

Today marks the third anniversary of the Dominican Constitutional Court’s decision to strip the hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of foreign descent of their citizenship, the majority of whom are of Haitian descent. They are also being denied the legal rights and protections to which they were previously entitled.

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Sep 23, 2016 Press Release

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, September 22, overwhelmingly passed the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act (H.R. 5963) by a vote of 382-29. Congresswoman Frederica S.

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Sep 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.--Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson today issued the following statement in recognition of 9/11.

Sep 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.--Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson today joined Vice President Joe Biden, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, and House and Senate Democrats at a press event on the steps of the U. S. Capitol to urge Republicans to join with Democrats to address pressing issues. Legislation to address the Zika virus is a top priority.

Aug 19, 2016 Press Release

MIAMI – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson today applauded the U.S. Department of Education’s award of Federal TRIO grants to Miami-Dade and Broward Colleges.  The grants will assist low-income students, disadvantaged youth, and first-generation college students in Miami-Dade and Broward counties by strengthening the training of TRIO educators in the state. 

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Mar 2, 2016 In The News
‘Fired up, ready to vote’

Angela Johnson came to the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex armed with a notepad to take notes during former President Bill Clinton’s speech.

Feb 24, 2016 In The News
My Brother’s Keeper is coming to Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade County on Friday threw its support behind President Obama’s campaign to save young men of color, just as the nation’s new education chief launched a complementary campaign to reduce chronic absenteeism among students.

Feb 19, 2016 In The News
Obama initiative to keep kids in school kicks off in Miami-Dade

The new year has barely begun, but gun violence in Miami-Dade has already claimed the lives of at least three teens.

Feb 11, 2016 In The News
U.S. Justice boss visits as feds finalize settlement with Miami police

Spurred by the flashpoint of Ferguson, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is bringing her “community policing tour” to Miami to laud local law enforcement agencies for mending frayed relations with neighborhoods that have been seething for years over police-involved shootings and rampant gun violence.

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Jan 29, 2016 In The News
5000 Role Models of Excellence: A pipeline to success

This week I received a 100 percent rating from the Humane Society, which scores members of Congress on legislative issues related to threatened and endangered species.

Jan 18, 2016 In The News
5000 Role Models helps at-risk students stay on track

North Miami Senior High School student Deandre Chery recalls speaking to inmates at a trip to a prison with the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project.

“They weren’t necessarily bad people — they made bad choices,” said Chery. “I said that could have been me, one day. I said that won’t be me. I’m going to pursue my life.”

Jan 14, 2016 In The News
Who’s that dishing on ‘Real Housewives’? Yes, a Miami Gardens congresswoman

Amid the chatter, shenanigans and silliness that is the Real Housewives TV franchise, comes a moment of real import.

And there’s a Miami-Dade connection.

Feb 2, 2014 In The News
Report: Fla. voters had country’s longest waits to cast ballots
A new report by federal auditors found something folks in Florida already knew: Voting takes a long time in the Sunshine State. A new report released Tuesday found that Florida voter waited far longer than those in other states to cast their votes in the 2012 election. This photo was taken at Miami Beach City Hall during the 2012 election.
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