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 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 80 years old.
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, 2019 to Jan 24, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
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:
Education (22%) Labor and Employment (16%) Health (12%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Housing and Community Development (10%) International Affairs (8%) Immigration (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Wilson recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 305: One School, One Nurse Act of 2023
- H.R. 9566 (117th): American Teacher Act
- H.Res. 1371: Expressing support for the designation of the week of September 19 through September …
- H.R. 8872: LOAN Act
- H.R. 8220: One School, One Nurse Act of 2022
- H.R. 7530: Student Loan Borrower Relief Act
- H.R. 7392: Strengthening Job Corps Act of 2022
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2011 to Dec 2022, Wilson missed 590 of 7,297 roll call votes, which is 8.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2013 Jan-Jan 112th Congress||5||0||0.0%||0th|
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