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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

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Mar 27, 2020 Press Release

Miami, FL] – Today, Congresswoman Wilson applauded passage of historic legislation to put families and workers first, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which has been signed by the president.

Mar 26, 2020 Press Release

Miami, FL – Today, Congresswoman Wilson and 11 members of Florida’s congressional delegation sent a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis urging immediate action to address Florida’s inadequate unemployment benefits system and the flaws in its online unemployment insurance application process.

Mar 25, 2020 Press Release

Miami, FL – This week, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, joined by several members of Florida’s congressional delegation, led a letter to congressional  leadership expressing support for the cruise industry and the hundreds of thousands of American workers it employs.

Mar 20, 2020 Press Release

Miami, FL – Today, Congresswoman Wilson sent a letter to House leadership and the chairs and ranking members of the Appropriations and Transportation and Infrastructure committees urging them to include relief for Florida’s public seaports in the third phase of the coronavirus response package.

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Mar 19, 2020 Press Release

Miami, FL –Congresswoman Wilson has joined Democratic colleagues on two letters asking credit reporting agencies and mortgage companies to halt actions that would cause Americans financial harm while the nation battles the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Mar 17, 2020 Press Release

Miami, FL – Today, Congresswoman Wilson joined 13 members of Florida’s congressional delegation on a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis urging immediate action to alleviate the coronavirus pandemic’s adverse financial impact on workers and small businesses as economic activity slows and individuals lose pay.

Mar 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The House passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to support American families and the millions of people who may be directly or indirectly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mar 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act:

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Feb 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – As chair of the bipartisan Florida Ports Caucus and a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s decision to award a $43.9 million to PortMiami.

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Jan 20, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:

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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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