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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

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Oct 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson has introduced the Quality Higher Education Act (H.R. 4579), which enhances the accreditation system to ensure that colleges are graduating students with meaningful degrees and preparing them for workplace success.

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Jul 1, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson will lead a congressional delegation to inspect the Homestead migrant detention facility and investigate the conditions under which detained migrant teenagers are living.

Jun 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – When Alexandria Jones, 15, received an email announcing that she was the District 24 winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition, she couldn’t believe her eyes. In fact, she didn’t even know she was a contender, because her art teacher, Mack Jackson IV, had submitted her entry without her knowledge.

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Jun 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Representatives Frederica Wilson (D-FL), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Val Demings (D-FL), Alcee Hastings, (D-FL), Debbie Murcarsel Powell (D-FL), Darren Soto (D-FL), Donna Shalala (D-FL) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) have issued the following statement in response to violent protests in Haiti:

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Jun 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement in response to Judge Rodney Smith’s lifetime appointment to the federal bench:

Jun 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, June 15, Congresswoman Frederica S.

Jun 6, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement in response to Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan’s decision to not discipline senior officers in the botched Niger ambush:

May 22, 2019 Press Release

MIAMI, FL – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and former state senator Eleanor Sobel will hold a press conference on Friday, May 24, to release and distribute the Congressional Consortium for Safe Seniors’ Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Guide and provide an update on the consortium’s work.

May 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement in response to reports that the Trump administration plans to send Central American migrants to Florida:

May 16, 2019 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson voted to pass H.R 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act, a major piece of legislation that addresses two top concerns of the American people – lowering prescription drug prices and defending vital protections for people with pre-existing conditions.  This bill is a critical component of the For The People agenda.

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May 18, 2016 In The News
5000 Role Models hold academic signing day

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson celebrated the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project’s “Academic Signing Day” for the 2016 class on May 9 at Jungle Island.

Eighty-one graduating seniors, newly christened Wilson Scholars, put pen to paper and signed scholarships to the colleges or universities of their choice.

May 18, 2016 In The News
Florida Rep Launches New Congressional My Brother’s Keeper Caucus

A new focus on the lives and well-being of at-risk boys and young men of color is taking shape in Congress, said Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, a Florida Democrat, who launched the new Congressional My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Caucus on May 17.

May 16, 2016 In The News
Rep. Wilson to chair hearing on helping young people of color

Rep. Frederica Wilson on Tuesday will bring together lawmakers and youth experts from Florida and beyond for a congressional forum on expanding opportunities for bl

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May 12, 2016 In The News
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Marks Child Welfare Professionals Day

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Marks Child Welfare Professionals Day — Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) held a news conference on May 9, to recognize and celebrate Child Welfare Professionals Recognition Day.  The news conference, held on the grounds of the Judge Seymour Gelber and Judge William E.

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May 10, 2016 In The News
Program awards 81 college scholarships to Miami-Dade minority students

MIAMI (WSVN) — Almost a hundred Miami-Dade high school seniors received scholarships for college, thanks to a special program.

Monday night, the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project held its prestigious annual Academic Signing Day at Jungle Island.

May 9, 2016 In The News
Congresswoman Reacts To Murder Of Former Miami-Dade County Commissioner

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A local congresswoman shares her thoughts about a former Miami-Dade County commissioner found murdered in his Georgia home.

May 4, 2016 In The News
Have we forgotten the kidnapped school girls in Nigeria?

It was two years ago, April 14th to be exact, that the world witnessed the abduction of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls from their dormitory rooms at the hands of Boko Haram – a West African terrorist group that has lodged atrocities against its own people including the burning of children alive and sending teenaged girls on suicide bomb missions.But one member of Congress, a former principal and moth

Apr 28, 2016 In The News
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson hosts candlelight vigil at the U.S. State Department to honor the Chibok Girls

With the U.S. State Department as their backdrop, Congresswoman Frederica S.

Apr 21, 2016 In The News
BRING BACK OUR AFRICAN GIRLS

Although separated by thousands of miles, and vast political and cultural differences, one major commonality between the Chibok school girls and Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson is the idea that an education can change lives. Two years ago when she learned that the girls had been kidnapped on April 14, 2014 as punishment for seeking an education, Wilson was “both shocked and angry.”

Apr 15, 2016 In The News
Chibok girls remembered daily in U.S. Congress, says Pelosi

United States House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi yesterday reaffirmed Capitol Hill’s support for finding the 219 schoolgirls who were abducted two years ago.

Alongside fellow members of Congress and girls who had escaped the 2014 kidnapping, Pelosi (D-Calif.) they repeated pledges to locate the girls and bring them to safety.