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Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson’s Response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) issued the following statement in response to President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address:

"Tonight, President Obama delivered an inspiring plan that puts the foundation of this country first – working families. At this critical time, with an improving economy and increased job growth, the stage is set for real change for our nation. We must do our part to restore the ability for American families to own their own homes, secure well-paying jobs, and pay taxes," said Congresswoman Wilson.

"The President has made remarkable progress over the last six years reviving a struggling economy, including 58 consecutive months of private sector job growth. As a founding member of the Congressional Full Employment Caucus, I have advocated for comprehensive, bipartisan solutions to the jobs crisis, and the President's plan will further expand opportunity for all Americans. I call on my colleagues in Congress to join me and the President in making jobs the priority of this Congress."


Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson is a third-term Congresswoman from Florida representing parts of Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward counties. A former state legislator and school principal, she is the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Excellence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school. Congresswoman Wilson also founded the Florida Ports Caucus, a bipartisan taskforce that coordinates federal action in support of Florida's harbors and waterways.