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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…

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…

Congresswoman Wilson Elected Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development for the 118th Congress

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) was elected Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development in the 118th Congress. “As a lifelong educator and a champion for workers, I’m honored to have been elected as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development. I want to thank my…

Congresswoman Wilson's American Teacher Act to Raise the Minimum Teacher Salary to $60,000

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Washington D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), Chair of the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee, introduced the American Teacher Act to incentivize states to increase the minimum K-12 teacher salary to $60,000 and provide adjustments for inflation.  This financial incentive supports ongoing state…

Florida Delegation Calls on U.S. Trade Rep to Investigate Fruit, Vegetable Importers From Mexico

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Florida Daily ArticleAt the end of last week, the Florida congressional delegation, led by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., called on U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai “to initiate a Section 301 investigation of fruit and vegetable imports from Mexico, and to secure trade relief for Florida growers.” U.S. Sen. Rick…

Rep. Wilson Votes to Invest in Chronically Underfunded Workforce Development Programs

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Tags: Labor, Jobs

Miami, Fla. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) voted to pass H.R. 7309, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2022, which would invest in our nation’s workforce development programs and help fill job openings in District 24 with qualified workers. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is the backbone of our…

Rep. Wilson Commemorates Six-Month Anniversary of Infrastructure Law

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Miami. Fla. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) announced $5.2 Billion from the Infrastructure Law has been allocated to Florida in the six months since President Biden signed the Infrastructure Law. The funding announced over the past six months is just the beginning of transformative investments that will help Florida rebuild…

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Joins Commerce Department Deputy Secretary Graves and OPM Director Ahuja for Virtual Roundtable on Equitable Hiring in the Federal Government

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Washingtonn, DC – Following the Biden Administration's first ever interagency convening on economic growth, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Kiran Ahuja hosted a virtual roundtable to bring leaders together to discuss ways to reinvent the federal workforce through the lens of equity and make the federal government the model…

Wilson Chairs Hearing to Examine Models to Help Justice-Involved People Find Employment

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Tags: Jobs

Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, chair of the Education and Labor Committee's Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee, held the third in a series of hearings on reauthorizing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to examine successful models of employment for justice-involved individuals. "Each year, roughly 640,000 people are released from our…

Congresswoman Wilson Votes to Pass Landmark Paycheck Fairness Act

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Today Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson proudly voted for the passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which strengthens and closes loopholes in the 1963 Equal Pay Act, including providing effective remedies for workers who are not being paid equal pay for equal work. "House Democrats have passed this landmark legislation three times, but due to Republican opposition, it failed in the…