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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida


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Jul 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Democrats today introduced the Violence Against Women Reauthorization (VAWA) Act of 2018. The original legislation, first passed in 1994, will expire on September 30, 2018.

Jul 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement after the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes her amendment that requires the Department of Defense to implement policy and operational changes to avoid deadly incidents like the ambush in Niger that led to the deaths of four American soldiers:

Jul 9, 2018 Press Release

Miami, FL – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the unrest in Haiti:

Jul 3, 2018 Press Release

Miami, FL – 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. It was very timely in light of the alarming number of shootings that have occurred.

Jun 27, 2018 Press Release


Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement on the failure of House Republicans’ “compromise” immigration bill:

Jun 26, 2018 Press Release

MIAMI, FL – In observance of National HIV Testing Day, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson is teaming up with Walgreens, Greater Than AIDS, and several health clinics throughout Miami-Dade County to promote free HIV testing on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

Jun 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Sunday, June 24, and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24), Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22), and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) will join local community and immigration leaders at a community event to oppose President Trump's inhumane immigration rhetoric and policies.

Jun 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Saturday, June 23, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson will tour the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children. In an effort to uplift the children’s spirits help brighten up the environment, she is bringing 50 red, white and blue balloons to the shelter.

Jun 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson issued the following statement on the passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018:

Jun 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation this week awarded Miami-Dade County a $7,000,000 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant that will be used to modernize two cargo terminal gates at PortMiami.


Jan 19, 2017 In The News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.