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Representing the 24th District of Florida

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May 24, 2018 Press Release

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.

May 23, 2018 Press Release

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.

May 21, 2018 Press Release

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.

May 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement to acknowledge Haitian Flag Day:

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May 18, 2018 Press Release

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:

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May 10, 2018 Press Release

 

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.

Apr 4, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement on the anniversary of Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination:

Mar 28, 2018 Press Release

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.

Mar 27, 2018 Press Release

MIAMI, FL – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the passage of legislation mandating generators at all Florida nursing homes:

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Apr 14, 2016 In The News
US Lawmakers Vow Never to Forget Nigerian Girls Taken by Boko Haram

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. 

Apr 14, 2016 In The News
Lawmakers Recommit to ‘Bring Back Our Girls’

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.  

Apr 14, 2016 In The News
U.S. Lawmakers Renew Calls To Find Nigerian Girls Captured By Boko Haram

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Mar 3, 2016 In The News
REMEMBERING THE BUNI YADI SCHOOLBOYS MASSACRE

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.”

Mar 2, 2016 In The News
‘Fired up, ready to vote’

Angela Johnson came to the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex armed with a notepad to take notes during former President Bill Clinton’s speech.

Feb 24, 2016 In The News
My Brother’s Keeper is coming to Miami-Dade

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.

Feb 19, 2016 In The News
Obama initiative to keep kids in school kicks off in Miami-Dade

The new year has barely begun, but gun violence in Miami-Dade has already claimed the lives of at least three teens.

Feb 11, 2016 In The News
U.S. Justice boss visits as feds finalize settlement with Miami police

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.

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Jan 29, 2016 In The News
5000 Role Models of Excellence: A pipeline to success

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.

Jan 18, 2016 In The News
5000 Role Models helps at-risk students stay on track

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.”