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Frederica Wilson

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  • Trayvon Martin: Sanford officials, Rep. Corrine Brown meet with Justice officials in Washington

    Trayvon Martin: Sanford officials, Rep. Corrine Brown meet with Justice officials in Washington
    Rep. Corrine Brown, and Sanford city leaders, who met in Washington today withU.S. Department of Justicerepresentatives, said they were committed to finding answers surrounding the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. "I am not satisfied with...
  • Wilson to file federal anti-hazing bill

     
    The News Service of Florida The fallout from the hazing death of a Florida A&M student reached Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson announcing that she will introduce an anti-hazing bill when Congress returns from its holiday break...
  • Florida congresswoman plans federal anti-hazing legislation

     
    U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson announced today that she plans to introduce an anti-hazing bill to try to prevent the kind of violence that caused the death of Florida A&M University student Robert Champion last month. She says she's planning to sit down...
  • U.S. lawmaker: Even hazing victims should lose financial aid

     
    A Florida lawmaker plans to introduce anti-hazing legislation when Congress returns in mid-January in the wake of the beating death of a drum major in her state....
  • Senate advances congressional maps amid sudden Democratic engagement

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate Reapportionment Committee advanced a congressional and legislative re-drawing Wednesday that would create a new Orlando-area Hispanic congressional seat and preserves three African-American districts. The 21-5 vote came...
  • House Republicans vote to allow offshore oil drilling near Florida

     
    By William Gibson, Washington Bureau House Republicans, including seven from Florida, voted late Thursday to end the ban on drilling along Florida’s west coast. But the bill has almost no chance of becoming law. It would open parts of the eastern...
  • Partisan divisions split Florida congressional delegation

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The once-cohesive Florida congressional delegation is breaking apart. South Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings on Thursday told fellow Democrats that Republicans have abandoned the bipartisan...
  • Which congressmembers spend the most running their office?

     
    Wondering which members of Congress spend the most of your money running their offices?  Well, USA Today recently crunched all the data  and found that, locally, Democrat Corrine Brown and Republican Cliff Stearns were the big spenders, while...
  • Brown, Wilson condemn ‘murder” of Trayvon Martin

     
    By Mark K. Matthews, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Sanford city leaders met for an hour on Tuesday with Justice Department officials and they promised to fully cooperate with a newly-launched federal investigation into the death of Trayvon Martin,...
  • U.S. Rep. Wilson proposes bill to toughen federal response to college hazing

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Shocked by the death of a Florida A&M student, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson outlined a bill on Thursday that would deny federal student aid to perpetrators of violent hazing rituals and...
  • Rubio (R) splits with Nelson (D) over student-loan bill

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans, including Marco Rubio of Florida, blocked a Democratic-sponsored bill on Tuesday that would freeze low interest rates on federal college loans at 3.4 percent. The vote left a...
  • South Florida counties stop non-citizen voter purge

    South Florida counties stop non-citizen voter purge
    The federal Department of Justice ordered a halt to Florida's systematic purge of suspected non-citizens from voter rolls, saying the effort breaks two federal laws. And concerns about the accuracy of the state's list of suspected non-citizens led all...