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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement in response to opposition by Gov. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio to election recounts:
“I am profoundly disappointed by the efforts of Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio to silence the voices of voters in our state. Rather than allow a fair process and pushing for every vote to be counted, they are making reckless and unfounded claims that Democrats are trying to steal the election.
“Who stole their integrity?
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement in response to the midterm election results:
“It would be disingenuous to say that I am not disappointed by some of the election night results, but I also believe there is so much to celebrate, including the record number of women and veterans elected to serve in both chambers of Congress.
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson welcomed Taranique Thurston at her first medical appointment at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she will receive treatment for a potentially life-threatening brain cyst. Taranique, 16, faced a major challenge before she was able to travel to Miami from the Bahamas, due to her immigration status. She is considered stateless because her parents were not married and her mother, who is of Haitian descent, had not yet received Bahamian citizenship at the time of her birth. As a result, Bahamian law does not recognize Taranique as a citizen.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement following a ruling to block the Trump administration’s effort to terminate Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Sudan:
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to Amazon’s plan to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour.
“I was extremely pleased to learn that Amazon is raising the minimum wage it pays employees to $15 per hour and applaud CEO Jeff Bezos for putting people over profits. The move will boost the bottom line for the corporate giant’s hundreds of thousands of employees, including more than 1,000 of whom live and work in my district.