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.

More on Economy and Jobs

Oct 17, 2014 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement in regards to the current ongoing Ebola outbreak:

Jul 15, 2014 In The News

A United States House appropriations committee passed a bill Thursday that, if adopted, would provide $345 million for construction of the Savannah River Site’s MOX facility.

The Energy and Water Appropriations bill has been debated this week, with members of the committee offering up various amendments.

Jul 11, 2014 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the House passed the FY15 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. This piece of legislation is very important to South Carolina, as it will provide resources for the Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken and Barnwell counties. 

Jun 30, 2014 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court issued a decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case.

“Religious liberty is a precious constitutional freedom,” Congressman Joe Wilson said. “Today’s Supreme Court decision protects this right from the Administration’s deliberate attempts to restrict it. Businesses should always possess the authority to exercise its beliefs without fear from the government.

Jun 26, 2014 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in NLRB v. Noel Canning that President Obama’s “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012 were unconstitutional. At that time the Senate was not in “recess,” but in a “pro forma” session.