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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response the jurors’ verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial:
“I am both elated and relieved that the jurors in the Derek Chauvin trial delivered a swift verdict of on all counts. They believed their eyes and justice prevailed. I am also relieved for the Floyd family, who throughout this ordeal has acted with extraordinary bravery and grace.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement following the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act:
Today the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act (S.2163/H.R. 1636), introduced by Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, to establish a 19-member commission examining the social disparities that disproportionately affect black males in America. Led by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), the Senate unanimously passed a companion bill, S. 2163, on June 25. The two lawmakers created a similar commission when they served together in Florida’s state legislature.
Miami, FL – Today, Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement following the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act:
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement in response to Judge Rodney Smith’s lifetime appointment to the federal bench:
“I am overjoyed by the recent confirmation of Judge Rodney Smith to serve a lifetime appointment on the federal bench in South Florida. He grew up in Liberty City, one of Miami’s most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, and selflessly gives back to the community that helped shape him.