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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’s Statement on the Bipartisan Resolution Standing with Israel

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Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), a member of the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus and Congressional Democratic Israel Working Group Caucus, released the following statement in response to the bipartisan Meeks-McCaul Resolution standing with Israel and condemning Hamas’ brutal war against Israel. “In the face of extreme Hamas terrorism, Democrats and Republicans…

Congresswoman Wilson’s Statement on the Racially Motivated Jacksonville Shooting

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Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), Chair of the U.S. Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, released the following statement following the racially motivated shooting in Jacksonville, Florida that claimed the lives of three Floridians: “I’m filled with grief and outrage over the heartbreaking tragedy in Jacksonville, Florida. It is…

Congressional Black Caucus members demand Florida remove ‘racist tropes’ from new African American history standards

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Florida’s members of the Congressional Black Caucus are putting the Florida Department of Education on blast for its new African American history standards, which among other things require students to learn how slavery was beneficial to Black people. They’re calling for an immediate reversal of the Board of Education’s decision to adopt the lesson guidelines and excise the…

Congresswoman Wilson’s Statement on Recent Anti-Israel Comments By a Democratic Member of Congress

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Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), issued the following statement regarding recent anti-Israel comments by a Democratic Congressional member: "While I commend and appreciate the subsequent retraction made by my Democratic colleague, I am deeply concerned. The rise in anti-Israel rhetoric continues to fuel divisiveness throughout our nation, resulting in a record…

Congresswoman Wilson's Statement on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024

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Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) issued the following statement on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024, which she voted against: "Once again, extreme MAGA Republicans have hijacked the historically bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act. They have jeopardized the security of our nation to advance their agenda and trumpet radical…

Congresswoman Wilson’s Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Abolish Affirmative Action

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 Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), Ranking Member of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling to abolish affirmative action policies. "For some reason, every time people of color take a step forward, this nation finds a way to make them take three steps back. The Supreme Court's…

‘Unconscionable.’ Miami reaction to Supreme Court striking down race in college admissions

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Miami Herald By: Jimena Tavel and Isaiah Smalls II The decision by the Supreme Court on Thursday to strike down race-related admissions programs at the University of North Carolina and Harvard generated heated reactions from some in South Florida’s Black community while the state universities shrugged it off, citing “color-blind admissions.” Although Florida ended affirmative…

Congresswoman Wilson Applauds the Biden-Harris Administration’s Announcement of National Strategy to Tackle Uptick in Antisemitism

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Yesterday, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the first-ever national strategy to combat antisemitism. The plan focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of antisemitism as well as broaden appreciation of Jewish American heritage; improve safety and security for Jewish communities; reverse the normalization of antisemitism and counter antisemitic discrimination; and…

Congresswoman Wilson’s Statement on the Indictment of Donald Trump

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Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) issued the following statement on the indictment of Donald Trump: “Donald Trump is a twice impeached former President who incited his followers to converge on the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn an election and upend our Democracy. “I am watching along with my constituents as the judicial process runs its course. After all he…