Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2th District of South Carolina

Economy and Jobs

Economic success stems from limited government and expanded freedom. For years, President Obama’s agenda has destroyed jobs and taken more money out of hard earned paychecks. His Administration continues to portray an outlook that our economy is recovering.  Although our unemployment rate is decreasing, it is clear that the President’s failed policies and broken promises are not helping Americans find employment, but simply growing our national debt.

In order to increase national employment and put our economy back on the path to prosperity, our nation must maintain a strong right-to-work workforce.  South Carolina’s positive pro-business environment proves that these policies will create jobs and bring success. I believe we should provide broad, growth-oriented, permanent incentives for economic activity across all sectors and industries, with immediate application and sustained, long-term implications. This will ensure that Washington takes a back seat to Main Street and job creators are empowered to do what they do best—create jobs.  Small businesses, which are America’s job creators, deserve positive encouragement. 

House Republicans know what it takes to get our economy moving again, which is why we have passed over 40 job-creating bills this Congress. Unfortunately, a majority of these pieces of legislation remain stalled in the Senate graveyard awaiting action.

I believe in the power and promise of the American people to do what is necessary to rebuild our economy and to make it stronger.  The government, for its part, needs to be bold but also precise.  Our economy will recover, so we must prepare for that recovery by avoiding actions today that could lead to hyperinflation, high interest rates, and higher taxes in the future.


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More on Economy and Jobs

Mar 21, 2017 Press Release

Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) with the annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in the second session of the 114th Congress. Congressman Wilson received a special distinction for his perfect score from the Chamber this year. 

Mar 7, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) testified before the House Budget Committee today, requesting resources for South Carolina’s critical national security and environmental cleanup missions at Fort Jackson in the Midlands and at the Savannah River Site in the Aiken-Barnwell area.

Watch a video of his testimony here.

Remarks as prepared for delivery:

Feb 28, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump’s Joint Address to Congress:

Feb 1, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) and Congressman Steve King (IA-04) issued the following statement after introducing H.R. 785, the National Right to Work Act this morning.  

Rep. Joe Wilson, the original co-sponsor of the legislation, stated:

Jan 24, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement on being named Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce:

“I am grateful to serve as Vice Chairman to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. I look forward to working with Chairwoman Virginia Foxx and President Donald Trump to create jobs, repeal harmful regulations that target small businesses, and strengthen our nation’s education system,” Wilson said.

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