Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

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Aug 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The third annual Congressional App Challenge has begun!

The U.S. House of Representatives launched this exciting and innovative competition in 2015 to encourage students from across the nation to gain hands-on experience in coding and programming and to spark their entrepreneurial spirits.

Aug 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to reports that the Department of Justice plans to investigate affirmative action programs at the nation’s colleges and universities:

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Jul 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson today announced Democrats’ new economic agenda for the American people – A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.

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Jul 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson introduced this week the Jobs Now Act of 2017, legislation that aims to help Americans struggling to find work and provide two-year grants to cities, counties and qualified nonprofit organizations to train, hire, and retain people to work in public service jobs.

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Jun 23, 2017 Press Release

MIAMI, FL – In observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) will team up with Walgreens, Greater Than AIDS, and several health clinics throughout Miami-Dade County to offer free HIV testing.

Jun 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and 200 members of Congress have filed a federal lawsuit against President Trump for violating one of the Constitution’s critical anti-corruption provisions: the Foreign Emoluments Clause.  The clause prohibits the president from accepting foreign payments without seeking and receiving congressional authorization.

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Jun 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to former FBI director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee:

Jun 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s Decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord:

May 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the White House budget:

“The Trump budget is an all-out assault on the poor. Once again, the administration has prioritized the needs of the rich over the poor.

May 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the six-month extension of Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status designation:

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Jan 19, 2017 In The News
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The sold-out breakfast turned into an impromptu tribute to civil rights icon, John Lewis

No one said the name “Donald Trump” at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast Monday but it was clear that most of the speeches supported the keynote speaker, Congressman John Lewis, who is in a feud with Trump.

Jan 17, 2017 In The News
5000 Role Models smoothed out a rocky path for me

There was a time that when people heard my story — incarcerated mother, absentee dad — their first inclination was to feel sorry for me. I would have, too, if I were in their place, but the way I grew up, self-pity was a luxury I couldn’t afford.

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Nov 16, 2016 In The News
Don't Stop Believing

The French author, historian and philosopher Voltaire once wrote that “faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.” It is a sentiment I am certain several of my congressional colleagues have felt when week after week, I doggedly sought their support in the effort to secure the safe return of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls who on April 14, 2014, were abducted

Nov 3, 2016 In The News
Haiti restarts presidential election campaigning but doubts persist about vote

As campaigning for Haiti’s on-again, off-again presidential vote begins for the fifth time Thursday, questions continue about whether the storm-ravaged country can hold fair and effective elections so soon after Hurricane Matthew hammered its southern region.

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Oct 26, 2016 In The News
Police mentor Norland middle schoolers in 5000 Role Models program

MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - Nearly a thousand students are taking a step in the right direction thanks to local police officers who are participating in a mentorship program.

Middle schoolers at Norland Middle School were given a warm welcome by police officers who will soon become their mentors.

Oct 26, 2016 In The News
Election-Themed Coloring Book Is About As Meditative As We’re Gonna Get

How many state senators can you name? OK, besides Bernie Sanders. And Elizabeth Warren. Class?

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Oct 25, 2016 In The News
Thousands Of Middle School Students March With Police To End Gun Violence In Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – More than 300 police officers and 1,000 middle school boys held signs that read “stop the murders” as they marched along with Miami Central Senior High School’s band.

Oct 21, 2016 In The News
Some Officials Link Zika to Climate Change

Local officials are working to treat the latest Zika zone around Little River, but across Biscayne Bay, more mosquitoes have tested positive for the virus in an area already treated.

Now, some elected leaders are saying that there is another factor beyond bugs, travel and sexual transmission is contributing to the spread of the virus.

Oct 18, 2016 In The News
Florida officials discuss use of Zika funds amid heightened concerns

MIAMI (WSVN) - Florida officials are ready to take the next step in their battle against the Zika virus, and it could not come at a better time.

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Oct 15, 2016 In The News
Juvenile offenders unshackled: A look 10-years later

A decade ago, when Carlos Martinez was vice chair of The Florida Bar Legal Needs of Children Committee, he urged members to “unchain the children.”

Now Miami-Dade Public Defender, Martinez issued a 10-year status report on stopping the practice of indiscriminately shacking detained children with handcuffs and leg irons in Miami-Dade Juvenile Court.