Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Science, Space, and Technology

I am proud to serve as a member of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee and as the Ranking Democratic Member of the Subcommittee on Technology.   In these roles, I am working to ensure our nation maintains its competitive edge in technology, advocating to increase diversity in fields including scientific research and engineering, and fighting to bring high-paying aerospace and technology jobs to Florida. 

Our nation’s sophisticated science and technology programs have provided the foundation of our economic strength.  But we cannot take this for granted.  Over the last decade, the U.S. lost nearly 6 million manufacturing jobsand closed down at least 40,000 industrial facilities.

This has terrible consequences for our living standards.  We need to keep up investments in programs to advance our understanding of medicine, alternative energy, ecosystems, and engineering.  I’m proud to work with our partners in the education sector—including Miami-Dade College and Florida International University—to ensure that Florida is leading the way on scientific research.  The only way our nation can overcome restore its economic promise is through learning and innovation.  As a lifelong educator, I am committed to ensuring we are successful in these pursuits.

More on Science, Space, and Technology

Dec 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson announced that in 2022 Florida Memorial University and Florida International University will receive $2,400,000 and $31.8 million, respectively, from the Department of Defense, in S.1605, the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022.

Jun 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson issued the following statement on the passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018:

“I was thrilled that the House passed the Water Resources Development Act today. This is a win for Florida and for communities across the country. As chair of the Florida Ports Caucus, I fought to bring relevant stakeholders together and to ensure that Florida's interests were considered at each stage of the process.

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.

Apr 7, 2015 Press Release

Miami, FL – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard (D-39) and other members of the Florida Legislature are calling for changes in Florida testing standards.  Congresswoman Wilson and state Senator Bullard will hold a news conference on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 10:30 a.m., in Tallahassee, Florida in front of Senate Chambers on the fourth floor in the Capitol Rotunda Building.

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