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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MIAMI – Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) issued the following statement today in recognition of Black History Month:
“As we recognize and honor the accomplishments of the African-American community and celebrate its rich history during Black History Month, let us also reflect on the long road and hard fought battles to obtain racial equality.
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.
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:
MIAMI, FL– Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) issued the following statement in honor of Memorial Day:
“As we celebrate the Memorial Day weekend, let us remember its true meaning. Memorial Day is a time to honor our fallen troops - the men and women of our Armed Forces who gave their lives serving our country.
“Let us never forgetthese fallen heroes, their bravery and their patriotism. Let us always honor them by caring for their loved ones and by continuing to support our veterans and their fellow servicemen and women.