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President Biden and AmeriCorps CEO Michael Smith Present Congresswoman Wilson with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for Dedication to Community Service

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Washington, D.C. – Today, AmeriCorps, on behalf of President Biden, officially announced Congresswoman Frederica Wilson was awarded the prestigious President’s Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of her unwavering commitment to serving her community. Founded by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, the President’s Volunteer Service Award honors those who have made a lon...

Congresswoman Wilson Encourages Students to Apply for Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

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Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) is thrilled to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2024 United Health Foundation, Louis Stokes Health Scholarship Program, Ally Financial Law Scholars Program, and Public Policy Scholars Program Scholarships, along with the Stephen Feinberg Scholars Program and Multi-Year Program Scholarships, CBC Spouses Education Scholarships, C...

Congresswoman Wilson’s Statement on ‘Yes’ Vote to House Israel Aid Bill

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Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) released the following statement in regard to the House Israel Aid bill, to which Congresswoman Wilson voted in favor of: “Setting aside our partisan differences, Congress has come together once again to vote in a bipartisan fashion to aid Israel during this tumultuous time for the Israeli people. The conflict with Hamas has not only devastated the Mid...

Congresswoman Wilson’s Statement on the Rollout of the Democrats’ “Roadmap to College Success” proposal and reaction to Republicans’ Extreme Higher Education bill

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Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL 24), ranking member of the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee, released the following statement on the rollout of the Democrats’ Roadmap to College Success proposal, which includes Congresswoman Wilson’s LOAN Act, along with her reaction to Republicans’ extreme higher education bill: "The Roadmap to College Success is a bold plan tha...

Congresswoman Wilson Shares Her Near-Death Experience Prior to Roe v. Wade in new Op-ed and Launches Resource Page to Help Floridians Navigate their Reproductive Rights

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In light of the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade that passed Wednesday, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) shares her near-death experience prior to Roe v. Wade in a new Op-ed in the Hill. Click here to read the full op-ed. Also, in light of Republicans' attempt to restrict abortion rights across the nation and in Florida, Congresswoman Wilson released on her website a resource page to help Flo...

Congresswoman Wilson Announces over $220 Million for Florida from the U.S. Department of Transportation in response to Hurricane Ian and Nicole

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Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL 24), the only Democratic member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in Congress from Florida, announces over $220 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation dedicated to Florida as part of the Federal Highway Administration Emergency Relief Program. This funding comes in light of Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole. “Year after yea...

Opinion: From pain to power: My journey and our collective call for reproductive justice

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As I reflect on the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade this past week and put pen to paper, the decades of pain within me resurfaces, raw and unyielding. For over 50 years, I kept my silent struggle hidden; no one knew the depths of my anguish. Yet, after hearing countless stories of resilience and witnessing the relentless attacks on reproductive freedom, I could no longer remain silent. Barely a ye...

Congresswoman Wilson’s Response to the State of Florida Rejecting Federal Funds to Provide Grocery-Store Money for Low-Income Families

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Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) issued the following statement regarding the State of Florida Rejecting Federal Funds to Provide Grocery-Store Money for Low-Income Families under the Summer EBT Program: “Have Florida State Republicans bothered to step into grocery stores lately and seen the price of eggs, vegetables, meat, or any other product Floridians rely on? Are they so out o...

Congresswoman Wilson’s Statement on Yet Another Continuing Resolution

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Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) issued the following statement regarding the continuing resolution of the 2024 appropriations bills funding the federal government: “If kicking the can down the road is a sport, then conservatives are running out of room for trophies. Today's continuing resolution vote feels like another Deja vu of Democrats bailing out Republicans from their inabi...

Congresswoman Wilson's Statement on the Conditions at Glorieta Gardens in Opa-Locka

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Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) released the following statement on the conditions at Glorieta Gardens in Opa-Locka: “The conditions residents of Glorieta Gardens live with every day are simply unacceptable. Mold and feces are coming from kitchen sinks and bathtubs, rat and snake infestations plague the complex, and raw sewage is overflowing children's play areas. Children and sen...

Mold and raw sewage in Opa-Locka housing complex bring calls for change

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Chaquavia Manuel waved a reporter down as a crowd of journalists gathered at the Glorieta Gardens Apartments complex in Opa-Locka. The media was called there by Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, who says she has spent years fighting with landlords who get millions of dollars in federal housing funds — while living conditions are totally inhumane. Manuel pointed to her bathtub as an exampl...

Congresswoman Wilson Named “Defender of Children”

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Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) has been named a 2023 Defender of Children by the bipartisan advocacy organization First Focus Campaign for Children. Just 40 U.S. House of Representatives members receive this distinction each year. “As a lifelong educator and advocate for children, I am deeply honored to be once again named Defender of Children by First Focus, an organization tire...

Opa-locka housing-complex residents live with mold, sewage issues as county sues owners

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In apartment 130, a rank odor seeps from the living room as Theresa Tyson opens the door at her first-floor unit at Glorieta Gardens in Opa-locka. Tyson, 64, is so accustomed to the stench she said she no longer smells it. “Y’all can smell that?” she asked a group of reporters and local and federal officials on a tour of the property Monday afternoon. Tyson said she has only lived in that particul...

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson tours deplorable Opa-locka apartment building with H.U.D.

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While Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, U.S. H.U.D Regional Administrator Jennifer Riley Collins, and other elected leaders toured an Opa-locka apartment complex condemned by Miami-Dade County, residents pleaded for their help. Mold and mushrooms growing on walls, water leaks, flooding, and sewage backup are all issues residents say they’ve experienced for several months that have gone unresolved by...

Wilson, Warren, Pressley, Schumer, Sanders Urge Dept. of Education to Use Full Authority, Expand Student Debt Cancellation by Strengthening Proposed Rules for Relief

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL), U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Alex Padilla (D-CA), and Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA.), Ilhan Omar (D-MN.) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, urging him to leverage his existing and full authority under the Higher Education Act t...