Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Health Care

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Apr 26, 2021 Page

FEMA has begun accepting applications for funeral assistance through the American Rescue Plan for families who’ve lost loved ones to COVID-19.

Mar 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson voted for final passage of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act, landmark, life-saving legislation that will provide urgently-needed resources to defeat the virus, put vaccines in people’s arms, money into families’ pockets, children safely back into classrooms and people back to work.  This legislation will now go to President Biden’s desk for his signature.  

Feb 19, 2021 Press Release

Miami, FL – As in so many aspects of American life, access to coronavirus testing, treatment, and vaccines is an equity issue. Across the state, black people have tested positive for the virus at twice the rate of whites and the vaccination rate is equally dismal. The numbers are particularly dire in Miami-Dade County communities like Opa-Locka, for example, where 53 percent of the population is black and living in poverty and the vaccination rate is the lowest in the state. 

Jul 15, 2020 Press Release

Miami, FL – Congresswoman Wilson introduced this week H.R. 7607, the Masks for All Act, which would require the use of face masks in all public spaces and outside when one cannot maintain a physical distance of six feet or more from anyone who is not a member of the same household. The legislation also calls for increased funding to states through grants to promote universal access to face masks as an emergency response to the national coronavirus pandemic.