Again and again, the men and women of our Armed Services demonstrate extraordinary courage and selflessness. The sacrifices they and their families routinely make are difficult to fathom. In Congress, I am committed to honoring our service members not only with words but with deeds. I strongly support President Obama’s efforts to increase funding to the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that all veterans have access to top quality healthcare and employment services. I am particularly committed to ensuring that our men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have the support they need to find meaningful work, a good income, and the social support they need upon arriving home. For this reason, I am also a strong supporter of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which provides educational benefits to veterans. Caring for returning warriors is one of society’s most sacred obligations. It’s an obligation I promise to uphold.
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Washington, D.C. – “It is difficult to find the words to describe how dismaying it was to learn that some of Sgt. La David Johnson’s remains were found in Niger weeks after his funeral. My heart breaks for his widow, Myeshia, and the rest of his family, who upon hearing this news must have felt like they were losing him all over again.
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.
Miami, FL - Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), issued the following statement on the passing of community leader and civil rights activist, Mrs. Georgia Jones-Ayers:
“My heart is heavy today. A strong, passionate voice in our community has been silenced. The disenfranchised found a voice through Georgia Jones-Ayers. She dared to make a difference and didn’t care who objected to or disagreed with her remarks.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) has been appointed by her colleagues as the Ranking Member on the Committee on Education and Workforce’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections for the 114th Congress.
Congresswoman Wilson will also continue to serve on the Committee on Education and Workforce’s Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.