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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

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Jul 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Democrats today introduced the Violence Against Women Reauthorization (VAWA) Act of 2018. The original legislation, first passed in 1994, will expire on September 30, 2018.

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Jul 9, 2018 Press Release

Miami, FL – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the unrest in Haiti:

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Jul 3, 2018 Press Release

Miami, FL – On Monday, July 2, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson met with U.S. Attorney Benjamin Greenberg, local law enforcement officials and other stakeholders to discuss gun violence and keeping children safe in District 24 and throughout Miami-Dade County. It was very timely in light of the alarming number of shootings that have occurred.

Jun 27, 2018 Press Release

 

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement on the failure of House Republicans’ “compromise” immigration bill:

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Jun 26, 2018 Press Release

MIAMI, FL – In observance of National HIV Testing Day, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson is teaming up with Walgreens, Greater Than AIDS, and several health clinics throughout Miami-Dade County to promote free HIV testing on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

Jun 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Sunday, June 24, and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24), Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22), and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) will join local community and immigration leaders at a community event to oppose President Trump's inhumane immigration rhetoric and policies.

Jun 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Saturday, June 23, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson will tour the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children. In an effort to uplift the children’s spirits help brighten up the environment, she is bringing 50 red, white and blue balloons to the shelter.

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:

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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.