Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Social Security

Every American deserves economic security in retirement or disability.  Since the 1930s, this has been a national promise.  Social Security has, since that time, kept tens of millions of people out of poverty and saved countless lives.   

As a Member of Congress, I am deeply committed to protecting Social Security.  This means I will vote against any measure to privatize the program, cut benefits, or increase the eligibility age.  As a core commitment, I believe Social Security recipients should be entitled to maintain their purchasing power.  This is why I strongly believe we must maintain the current system of adjusting to account for changes in the cost of living.

While many politicians have argued that we must overhaul or even eliminate Social Security to cope with the Baby Boomer generation reaching retirement, I reject this argument.   Without any cost-savings, leading economists estimate Social Security will be fully solvent for at least the next 25 years.  I pledge to find new ways to strengthen Social Security and extend its solvency without placing an undue burden on the backs of deserving recipients.

More on Social Security

Dec 19, 2017 Press Release

"With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which rewards the rich and penalizes the poor, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have pulled off one of the biggest heists in recent history. They are doing so despite the adverse impact it will have on low- and middle-income families and the overwhelming disapproval of a majority of Americans. It is very telling that most of the Republican lawmakers who support the legislation have little idea about what’s actually in it.

Mar 17, 2015 Press Release

MIAMI – Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) issued the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery march that took place on March 7, 1965.

“The historic march from Selma to Montgomery was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement that led to the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act that same year. The peaceful walk that resulted in unarmed, innocent men and women being beaten and brutalized by state troopers showed the determination of African-Americans to exercise their constitutional right to vote.