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

Nov 12, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) held press conferences today in West Columbia and North Augusta to announce the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Reform Act.

This critical legislation will rectify the bias in the NLRB by adding a sixth member—establishing equal representation for each political party. It will benefit employers and employees and will provide greater stability in the workforce by reining in the activist general counsel and enforcing timely decision-making.

Nov 4, 2015 Page

South Carolina endured a record, one-thousand year rainfall leading to widespread destruction and flooding that continues to impact our community.  My thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost their lives in this terrible tragedy, and all the families affected by the devastating effects of the flood. I am grateful for the strength of the people of South Carolina, led by Governor Nikki Haley and Adjutant General Bob Livingston. 

Oct 28, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after voting to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States:

Oct 28, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) made the following statement after voting in favor of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015:

Sep 30, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Wilson issued the following statement after voting against the motion to concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 719, the Continuing Resolution for FY 2016

"When I was elected to Congress, I promised to make a difference and create meaningful change, which is why I could not vote for another stop-gap measure that kicked the problem down the road for another few months or continued to provide funding to an organization that sells tissue and organs from aborted babies.