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Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement today regarding the Confederate battle flag:
“I stand with Senator Tim Scott in calling for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds. Senator Scott’s statement yesterday echoes my beliefs:
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the mass shooting in Charleston, S.C.:
“My prayers are with the victims, families, and congregation of the historic Emanuel AME Church after last night’s tragedy in my birthplace, Charleston.
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 235, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act to prevent discriminatory taxes on the Internet and on Internet access.
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To the Class of 2015: congratulations—you have earned the honor of graduating from high school or college, and this achievement will undoubtedly aid in your future success. No matter your future plans, you are heading into the next phase of your life during a challenging time in our nation’s history.
Small businesses are crucial to our economy in South Carolina, as they employ almost half of our state’s residents. It must be a top priority to help small businesses expand and create jobs; yet, the President’s current policies of overregulation and excessive taxation stifle small business growth and hiring.
During the past few decades, the federal government's overreach into our state’s school system has been unprecedented, and the quality of our children's education is too high a priority to rely on a one-size-fits-all approach. Students in South Carolina and across America deserve better than the current broken education system.
Providing for our national defense is the primary function of our federal government, and I am concerned President Obama’s policies are reducing our defense capabilities during a time America is facing significant threats.
One of the greatest threats facing the prosperity of middle class Americans and future generations is the rising national debt.