Wilson is the representative for Florida’s 24th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2013. Wilson is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
She was previously the representative for Florida’s 17th congressional district as a Democrat from 2011 to 2012.
Wilson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Wilson has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 21, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Frederica Wilson sits on the following committees:
Wilson was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 6213 (116th): No Cost for COVID-19 Testing Act
- H.R. 1636 (116th): Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act
- H.R. 3833 (114th): To require a regional strategy to address the threat posed by Boko Haram.
- H.R. 1092 (114th): To designate the Federal building located at 2030 Southwest 145th Avenue in Miramar, Florida, as the “Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building”.
- H.R. 4030 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 18640 NW 2nd Avenue in Miami, Florida, as the “Father Richard Marquess-Barry Post Office Building”.
Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Wilson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Labor and Employment (22%) Education (18%) International Affairs (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Health (12%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Immigration (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Wilson recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 6293: High School Voter Empowerment Act of 2021
- H.Res. 834: Honoring the life and legacy of Congresswoman Carrie Pittman Meek and commending her …
- H.Res. 666: Expressing support for the designation of the week of September 20 through September …
- H.R. 5103: Quality Higher Education Act of 2021
- H.Res. 549: Condemning the assassination of the Haitian President, and urging United States and global …
- H.R. 4344: Salad Bars in Schools Expansion Act
- H.R. 4294: Disaster Preparedness for Power Outages Act of 2021
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2011 to Jan 2022, Wilson missed 582 of 6,762 roll call votes, which is 8.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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