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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

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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.

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 5, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in recognition of LGBTQ Pride Month:

May 29, 2018 Press Release

MIAMI, FL – Congresswoman Frederica S.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Prior to the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act this week, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson spoke in support of an amendment she sponsored to require reporting on Department of Defense missions, operations, and activities in Niger and the broader region to relevant committees.

May 23, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and members of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force on May 23, 2018, hosted a hearing on gun violence that featured a panel of students from Florida, Maryland and Illinois.

May 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington – On Wednesday, May 23, the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05), Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24), and Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) will hold a Gun Violence Prevention Forum in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

May 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement to acknowledge Haitian Flag Day:

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May 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement after House Republicans failed to secure the votes needed to pass its partisan Farm Bill:

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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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