Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Education

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Aug 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The third annual Congressional App Challenge has begun!

The U.S. House of Representatives launched this exciting and innovative competition in 2015 to encourage students from across the nation to gain hands-on experience in coding and programming and to spark their entrepreneurial spirits.

Aug 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to reports that the Department of Justice plans to investigate affirmative action programs at the nation’s colleges and universities:

“I was frankly dumbstruck to read news reports alleging a plan by the Department of Justice to challenge affirmative action programs at colleges and universities. The first question that came to mind was: Why?

May 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the White House budget:

“The Trump budget is an all-out assault on the poor. Once again, the administration has prioritized the needs of the rich over the poor.

“The budget double-downs on Medicaid with a $610 billion cut on top of the cuts made in the Republicans’ health care bill. It literally takes food out of the mouths of babes by cutting $190 billion from SNAP over a ten-year period.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson today released the following statement on National Teacher Appreciation Week:

“As a lifelong educator and former principal, I know firsthand that teaching is one of the most challenging jobs in America, National Teacher Appreciation Week gives us the opportunity to thank the more than three million dedicated public school teachers for meeting the challenge to build our nation’s future by shaping the minds of America’s children.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson joined congressional colleagues and sorors at a news conference today to decry the discovery of bananas hanging from nooses tied to trees on the campus of American University in Washington, D.C. The despicable act appears to be in response the election of the university’s first African-American student government president, Taylor Dumpson, who is also a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

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