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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

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Sep 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to an audio tape of President Donald J. Trump making jokes during a discussion about the deadly ambush in Niger:

Aug 23, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to news reports that the U.S. Department of Education is considering allowing states to use federal tax dollars to purchase guns for teachers:

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 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.

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Jul 9, 2018 Press Release

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

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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:

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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.

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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.