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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

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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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Nov 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement in response to opposition by Gov. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio to election recounts:

Nov 7, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement in response to the midterm election results:

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Oct 16, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson welcomed Taranique Thurston at her first medical appointment at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she will receive treatment for a potentially life-threatening brain cyst. Taranique, 16, faced a major challenge before she was able to travel to Miami from the Bahamas, due to her immigration status.

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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. 

Oct 14, 2016 In The News
Release of 21 Girls by Boko Haram Shows Advocacy is Never in Vain, Says Congresswoman

Long after the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag advocacy blitz was relegated to the back burner by most of Washington, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) has been tweeting about the plight of the Chibok schoolgirls every single day.

Oct 9, 2016 In The News
Haiti - USA : 57 Congress members against the deportations of Haitians

57 Democratic and Republican House lawmakers from 20 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have joined Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson on a letter to President Obama urging his administration to reconsider a decision to deport undocumented Haitians.

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Oct 6, 2016 In The News
Congresswoman Wilson Talks Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts in Haiti
Congresswoman Wilson Discusses Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts in Haiti with Ambassador Kenneth Merten and Administration Officials
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Sep 29, 2016 In The News
Miami lawmakers boast about finally passing Zika funding

Three Miami lawmakers were so excited about Wednesday night's late U.S. House vote approving funding to fight the Zika virus that they convened reporters to assemble at Miami International Airport when their Washington flight landed Thursday morning.

An aide taped a big, mock check -- for $1.1 billion and made out to "Miami-Dade County and other Zika affected areas -- on a lectern.

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Jul 13, 2016 In The News
House Democrats Gather At U.S. Capitol For One Month Anniversary Of Orlando Shooting

Congressional Democrats taking to the Steps of the Capitol Building to mark the one month anniversary of the Orlando nightclub massacre.

The Memorial featuring members of the LGBT Equality Caucus, including South Florida Representatives Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Frederica Wilson.

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Jul 6, 2016 In The News
‘It’s a miracle I’m here today,’ gunfire target tells DC rally

Gun violence victims from Miami and other cities rallied outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and demanded that Congress act on pending legislation to limit firearms sales in the wake of the Orlando massacre last month.

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