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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

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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:

Jan 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake.

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Dec 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson responded to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling against the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate and asking of the district court, which had previously struck down the entirety of the ACA, to determine next steps.  Rep.

Dec 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement after the House voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump:

“President Trump had to be impeached. He does not deserve to occupy the highest office in this land. He is a disgrace to our Founding Fathers, our constituents and our children.

Dec 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement after a signing ceremony for the bipartisan, bicameral FUTURE Act, which permanently funds HBCUs and MSIs:

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Dec 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson voted to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E.

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Dec 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump:

Dec 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson welcomed Haitian activist and community leader Leonie M. Hermantin to the nation’s capital where she testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs today. She was one of several experts invited to speak at a hearing on “Haiti on the Brink: Assessing U.S. Policy Toward a Country in Crisis.”

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Dec 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – There is an African proverb that says, “If we educate a boy, we educate one person. If we educate a girl, we educate a family – and a whole nation.”

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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.