Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Veterans

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.

More on Veterans

Jun 26, 2012 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) announced a $1,250,000 COPS Hiring Program grant to the City of Miami Gardens, and a $487,500 Affordable Care Act (ACA) grant to the Care Resource Community Health Center in Miami.
Mar 13, 2012 Press Release
Today, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) will present the son of World War II Chief Pharmacist Mate Jack M. Savage with a Purple Heart and eight other medals for bravery 68 years after his father was killed in action on October 24, 1944.
Dec 16, 2011 Press Release
Wilson: "Every service member should be applauded and recognized this holiday season, especially those who served us so well and for so long in Iraq. Now we can finally say "Mission Accomplished."
Nov 11, 2011 Press Release
Congresswoman Wilson Honors Our Veterans, Praises President Obama's "We Can't Wait" Initiative to Get Veterans Back to Work
Jun 30, 2011 Press Release
Wilson to Secretary Napolitano: Release Veteran Dawkins from Detention

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