More on District
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson will lead a congressional delegation to inspect the Homestead migrant detention facility and investigate the conditions under which detained migrant teenagers are living.
Washington, D.C. – When Alexandria Jones, 15, received an email announcing that she was the District 24 winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition, she couldn’t believe her eyes. In fact, she didn’t even know she was a contender, because her art teacher, Mack Jackson IV, had submitted her entry without her knowledge.
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.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement in response to Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan’s decision to not discipline senior officers in the botched Niger ambush:
“Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan’s failure to hold senior commanders accountable for the 2017 combat mission in Niger that led to the barbarous deaths of four American soldiers is, quite frankly, baffling, and yet another example of what happens when someone with questionable qualifications for the job he holds is tasked with such a complex problem.
MIAMI, FL – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and former state senator Eleanor Sobel will hold a press conference on Friday, May 24, to release and distribute the Congressional Consortium for Safe Seniors’ Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Guide and provide an update on the consortium’s work. The guide, which is the result of a collaborative effort by many community partners, will be a helpful resource for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other stakeholders and constituents as hurricane season approaches.