Washington, D.C. – Prior to the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act this week, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson spoke in support of an amendment she sponsored to require reporting on Department of Defense missions, operations, and activities in Niger and the broader region to relevant committees.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and members of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force on May 23, 2018, hosted a hearing on gun violence that featured a panel of students from Florida, Maryland and Illinois.
Washington – On Wednesday, May 23, the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05), Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24), and Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) will hold a Gun Violence Prevention Forum in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement to acknowledge Haitian Flag Day:
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement after House Republicans failed to secure the votes needed to pass its partisan Farm Bill:
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement on the Pentagon’s investigative report on the Niger ambush:
“In the past two weeks I have attended two briefings on the Niger ambush that left dead four American soldiers, one of whom was my constituent, Sgt. La David Johnson.
Washington, D.C. -- Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement on the anniversary of Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination:
Washington, D.C. – In the current political climate, Democrats and Republicans don’t often agree on much, but in a rare act of bipartisanship, Congress has passed an omnibus package that rejected many of the White House’s harsh budget cuts.
MIAMI, FL – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the passage of legislation mandating generators at all Florida nursing homes:
Representative Frederica Wilson of Florida is easy to spot in a crowd. Dressed all in red from her cowboy hat to her boots, she stood on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday to mark the somber two-year anniversary of the abduction of more than 200 girls from the northern Nigerian village of Chibok by the militant group Boko Haram.
On the second anniversary of Boko Haram's kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls, Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica S. Wilson and colleagues vowed to continue pushing for their return.
ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:
Today marks a dark moment in Nigeria’s history. On February 24, 2014, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram killed 59 boys at the Buni Yadi secondary school in Yobe state. That same year, Boko Haram killed enough people to earn the title of the “world’s deadliest terrorist group.”
Angela Johnson came to the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex armed with a notepad to take notes during former President Bill Clinton’s speech.
Miami-Dade County on Friday threw its support behind President Obama’s campaign to save young men of color, just as the nation’s new education chief launched a complementary campaign to reduce chronic absenteeism among students.
The new year has barely begun, but gun violence in Miami-Dade has already claimed the lives of at least three teens.
Spurred by the flashpoint of Ferguson, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is bringing her “community policing tour” to Miami to laud local law enforcement agencies for mending frayed relations with neighborhoods that have been seething for years over police-involved shootings and rampant gun violence.
This week I received a 100 percent rating from the Humane Society, which scores members of Congress on legislative issues related to threatened and endangered species.
North Miami Senior High School student Deandre Chery recalls speaking to inmates at a trip to a prison with the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project.
“They weren’t necessarily bad people — they made bad choices,” said Chery. “I said that could have been me, one day. I said that won’t be me. I’m going to pursue my life.”