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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

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Apr 20, 2020 Press Release

Miami, FL –Congresswoman Wilson will soon introduce the Haitian Deportation Relief Act, which calls for the suspension of deportations of Haitian nationals until the COVID-19 pandemic has ended in both the United States and Haiti.

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Apr 15, 2020 Press Release

Miami, Fla. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson announced that airports in South Florida would receive $342,272,000 million in emergency funding as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that Congress passed on March 27.

Apr 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Wilson announced that colleges and universities in District 24 would receive $84,708,059 in emergency funding as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Congress passed on March 27.

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Apr 13, 2020 Press Release

Miami, Florida – Congresswoman Wilson led a letter to House leadership asking that any future coronavirus response package bar the administration from deporting Haitian nationals for the duration of the global pandemic.

Apr 8, 2020 Press Release

Miami, Fla. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week awarded more than $1.3 billion to 1,387 community health centers across the nation that will be used to prevent, diagnose, and treat COVID-19 and increase staff capacity.

Apr 7, 2020 Press Release

Miami, FL – In response to the Department of Homeland Security’s plan to deport Haitians on Tuesday, April 7, Congresswoman Wilson led a letter to Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf urging him to reverse this decision.

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Apr 7, 2020 Press Release

Miami, FL – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson led a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew calling on them to take steps to safeguard the well-being of Florida’s nursing home residents. 

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Apr 2, 2020 Press Release

Miami, FL –Today, Rep. Wilson sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging him to approve the state of Florida’s request to administer the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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Mar 30, 2020 Press Release

Miami, FL – Congresswoman Wilson and several members of the Florida congressional delegation have sent a letter to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis urging him  to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order to protect Floridians, particularly older residents and people with underlying health issues, and to provide some relief for the state’s already-strained health-care system.

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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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