Today the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act (S.2163/H.R. 1636), introduced by Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, to establish a 19-member commission examining the social disparities that disproportionately affect black males in America. Led by Sen.
Miami, FL – Congresswoman Wilson introduced this week H.R. 7607, the Masks for All Act, which would require the use of face masks in all public spaces and outside when one cannot maintain a physical distance of six feet or more from anyone who is not a member of the same household.
Miami, FL – At the urging of Congresswoman Frederica S.
Miami, Fla. – Congresswoman Wilson led a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis urging him to make free or affordable face coverings universally available throughout the state. In the past few weeks, the rate of confirmed coronavirus infections has surged in Florida, making it one of the nation’s top five hot spots.
Miami, Fla. – Today, Congresswoman Wilson voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, House Democrats’ sweeping legislation to invest more than $1.5 trillion in modern, sustainable infrastructure while creating millions of good-paying jobs, combatting the climate crisis and addressing disparities in communities across Florida and throughout the country.
Miami, FL – Congresswoman Wilson, who sits on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, applauds H.R.
Miami, FL – Today, Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement following the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act:
Miami, FL – Today, Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement to recognize the 155th celebration of Juneteenth, when federal officials arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation:
Miami, FL – Today, Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling on the White House’s effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program:
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Wilson this week introduced the Vote from Home America Act (H.R. 7118). The legislation calls for states to send an absentee ballot with a pre-paid, self-addressed return envelope to every registered voter for this year’s upcoming federal elections. Co-sponsors include Representatives David Cicilline (RI-1) and Mark Takano (CA-41).
President Donald Trump announced on Monday that the United States and Mexico have reached agreement on revisions to parts of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), while a bipartisan contingent including U.S. Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Tom Rooney (R-FL), and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) are urging that consideration of Florida’s specialty crop industry be part of any final trade deal.
Insisting they want to help ports across the state, Florida’s two U.S. senators and several of the state’s delegation in the U.S. House are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to change how the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) charges importers to fumigate produce imported into the U.S.
MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - Residents and community leaders gathered for a town hall meeting at the Miramar Cultural Center regarding the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in the city.
WASHINGTON – Florida lawmakers on Monday blasted President Trump over taking Vladimir Putin's word that Russia did not interfere in the 2016 election, a conclusion that stands in dramatic contrast to widely held views among the intelligence community and on Capitol Hill.
MIAMI – On Monday, July 2, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson met with U.S. Attorney Benjamin Greenberg, local law enforcement officials and other stakeholders to discuss gun violence and keeping children safe in District 24 and throughout Miami-Dade County.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – State, local and federal authorities came together at City of Miami Police headquarters to speak about the gun violence that’s plaguing our community, particularly victimizing young people, and ways to address it.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) on Wednesday sharply criticized the actions of protesters who have directly confronted Trump administration officials in recent days, saying that some of their behavior “borders on illegal.”
HOMESTEAD — Florida Sen. Bill Nelson and four of the state’s Democratic House members toured a detention center where about 100 immigrant children taken from their parents are being held.
The Brownsville centers were brightly painted and featured murals that included images of former President Obama and our current commander-in-chief, Donald J. Trump, who inexplicably created this crisis that has brought our nation to another new low. The facility in Homestead, a former Job Corps site, by contrast was less well-maintained — serviceable, but dreary.
After photos emerged of immigrant children being housed in detainee centers along the border, the question began circulating social media, activist spaces and the halls of Congress: Where are the girls?
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