She was previously the representative for Florida’s 17th congressional district as a Democrat from 2011 to 2012.
Read our 2019 Report Card for Wilson.
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 6, 2015 to Dec 3, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Frederica Wilson sits on the following committees:
Wilson was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 6213: No Cost for COVID-19 Testing Act
- H.R. 1636: 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 (22%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Health (12%) International Affairs (10%) Immigration (7%) Housing and Community Development (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)
Some of Wilson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1227: Recognizing and honoring Dawn Wooten and the integral role that whistleblowers play in ...
- H.Res. 1106: Expressing support to designate the week of September 21 through September 27, 2020, ...
- H.R. 7607: Masks for All Act of 2020
- H.R. 7569: Immigration Enforcement Moratorium Act
- H.R. 7118: Vote From Home America Act of 2020
- H.R. 6847: Vote From Home Act of 2020
- H.R. 6798: Haitian Deportation Relief Act
From Jan 2011 to Dec 2020, Wilson missed 580 of 6,281 roll call votes, which is 9.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% 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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