Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Congresswoman Wilson Statement on Extension of Payroll Tax Cut, Unemployment Insurance and Medicare Doc Fix

Feb 17, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) issued the following statement after the House voted to extend the payroll tax cut, unemployment insurance and Medicare doc fix:

“While I am relieved that my constituents will continue to have a little more money in their pockets when they get their paychecks; that if they lost their jobs in the recession and downsizing, they will continue to get the help they need to make ends meet; and that the seniors in my district who depend on Medicare can continue to see their doctors – I cannot condone how the Republicans are going after the pensions of federal workers while they continue to protect millionaires and billionaires.”


Rep. Frederica S. Wilson is a first-term Congresswoman representing the 17th District of Florida, including Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward Counties. A former state legislator and school principal, she is the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Excellence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school.