Unemployment is our real deficit. Unemployment is not only the moral crisis of our time — leaving families homeless and dreams destroyed — but also an underlying cause of our federal government’s increased levels of borrowing. Massive job losses following the 2008 financial crisis left us with fewer tax receipts and more people requiring benefits.
There’s ultimately only one responsible way to reduce the federal deficit: Get everyone trained, working, and contributing to the tax base.
This is why I sponsored the Jobs Now Act, a 21st Century update to President Nixon’s Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) program, to provide funding directly to local governments to train and hire millions of Americans to do crucial work in our communities.
This is why President Obama has proposed the comprehensive American Jobs Act to repair our nation’s aging roads, bridges, and electrical systems while retraining millions to succeed in the global marketplace.
This is why economists, activists, and everyday citizens have called out for targeted spending to proactively protect our cities from the impacts of natural disasters, to educate our young children to one day compete in the global economy, and to undertake research to maintain our edge in medical and communications technologies.
I am serving in Congress first and foremost to address the issue on each and every American’s mind: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.
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Miami, FL — Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), and Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) will participate in a local swearing-in ceremony at 9:00 a.m., Friday, January 23, 2015. The swearing-in ceremony will take place at the Federal Courthouse located at 299 East Broward Boulevard, 4th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Family, friends and constituents are invited to witness Representatives Wilson, Wasserman Schultz and Frankel be sworn-in as Members of the 114th Congress.
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address:
“Tonight, President Obama delivered an inspiring plan that puts the foundation of this country first – working families. At this critical time, with an improving economy and increased job growth, the stage is set for real change for our nation. We must do our part to restore the ability for American families to own their own homes, secure well-paying jobs, and pay taxes,” said Congresswoman Wilson.
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Announces PortMiami Director and CEO Juan M. Kuryla as Her Official Guest for the State of the Union Address
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, (FL-24) announced that PortMiami Director and CEO, Juan M. Kuryla will be her official guest for this evening’s State of the Union address by President Obama.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) was sworn into the 114th United States Congress today to begin her third term as the United States Representative for Florida’s 24th Congressional District. The Congresswoman issued the following statement:
Congresswoman Wilson fights for jobs through improvements to Florida ports
Congresswoman Wilson greets President Obama ahead of speech at PortMiami.