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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

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Mar 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – More than 50 years have passed since the enactment of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and the nation’s college and university campuses are indisputably more diverse than ever.

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Mar 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The House Education and Labor Committee on Wednesday, March 6, will markup the Raise the Wage Act, legislation that would gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2024. The six-step proposal will boost the bottom line for nearly 40 million hardworking Americans and their local economies.

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Mar 1, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan until January 2020. The extension was made to comply with a court injunction issued last October by the U.S.

Feb 28, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to a proposal to offer federal tax credits for contributions to private schools:

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Feb 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Education and Labor Committee approved the Rebuild America’s School Act (H.R. 865). This legislation addresses the chronic underfunding of school infrastructure and the state of disrepair at too many American public schools. H.R.

Feb 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson will join Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Tuesday, February 19, on a tour of the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Minor Children. Homestead is the nation’s largest facility housing migrant children.

Feb 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement to mark one year since the Parkland shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School:

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Jan 29, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson was elected to serve as chair of the Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and Labor for the 116th Congress. The HELP Subcommittee has legislative and oversight jurisdiction over laws directly impacting American workers and businesses.

Jan 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica S.

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Jun 21, 2018 In The News
Congressional Democrats slam Rick Scott over Hurricane Irma debris removal

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Jun 15, 2018 In The News
U.S. Congress to U.N.: What are you doing to compensate Haiti's cholera victims?

More than 100 members of Congress are sounding the alarm over Haiti's deadly cholera epidemic and the victims of the waterborne disease who are still awaiting compensation from the United Nations.

May 31, 2018 In The News
In Light Of Last Year's Hollywood Hills Tragedy, Seniors Get Advice As Hurricane Season Begins

In the days after Hurricane Irma swept through South Florida last September, knocking out power across the region, 14 patients at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills died from sweltering conditions. Twelve of those deaths were ruled homicides by the state. 

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May 26, 2018 In The News
5000 Role Models of Excellence Provides Incentives to Graduating Seniors and Student Leaders

The 5000 Role Models of Excellence conducted its 2nd Annual Awards Ceremony and Dinner at William M. Raines High. Students from the Raines High Culinary program catered the event. The celebration honored 5000 Role Models of Excellence student leaders and graduating seniors who have gone above and beyond for the 2017-2018 school year.

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
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.

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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.