Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, Florida's 24th Congressional District
Here is Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, representing one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse districts in the nation.
She was behind the introduction of many important bills such as, (a) innovative American Jobs Act of 2013 aiming to promote full employment and boosts workforce development opportunities; (b) the Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights to relieve the overburdened student loan borrowers; and (c) the Youth Corp Act of 2013 to reconnect youth with education, the workforce and their communities. She has worked to defend Haitian women against gender-based violence, protection of foster children and introduced legislation to reduce homeowners' insurance premiums. With her mantra "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs," she organized one of the state's largest job fairs where over 100 local and national employers interacted with thousands of Floridians. In 2014, she arranged $1 million grant to help reduce crime in Miami-Dade County's highest crime area, the North Side District.
Wilson is famous for her large and colorful hats which she has a collection of over hundreds of different varieties. She has proposed to waive the rule prohibiting the wearing of hats on the floor of the House of Representatives, a rule in place since 1837.