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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.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement in response to reports that the Trump administration plans to send Central American migrants to Florida:
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson will join Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Tuesday, February 19, on a tour of the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Minor Children. Homestead is the nation’s largest facility housing migrant children. There are currently more than 1,500 children living there, but that number reportedly could soon increase to 2,350. The facility has faced scrutiny because it is run by a for-profit company.