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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…

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 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…

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 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…

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…

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…

Congress and Biden must rectify Supreme Court’s injustice to debt-burdened students | Opinion Read more at: https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article277470358.html#storylink=cpy

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By: Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson The Supreme Court’s ruling on student-loan forgiveness cannot be the last word. Congress and President Biden must correct this grave injustice against student borrowers and tackle the student debt crisis immediately. This ruling unveils a tale of two Americas: one with boundless opportunities for the privileged and another where hardworking…

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 Allowing Businesses to Reject Services to Same-Sex Couples

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Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), Member of the Congressional Equality Caucus, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling to allow businesses to reject services to same-sex couples: “Today is truly a sad day in America and is a new low for even for this Supreme Court. With this decision, the Supreme Court shamefully aligns itself on the wrong…