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

May 17, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce participated in a markup on the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Congressman Wilson spoke in support of the legislation.

May 15, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) participated in a roundtable with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) at Café Strudel, an NFIB member business, in West Columbia today:

“I was grateful for the opportunity to meet with small business owners from the Midlands today and hear about their role in creating jobs and serving their community. I also appreciated hearing about the challenges small businesses face, and discussing how Congress can support their efforts to create jobs.

May 9, 2017 Page

We have been given a chance to promote positive, conservative change with a unified government. I have been working on legislation that will promote jobs for hardworking families in South Carolina's Second Congressional District. Here is the legislation I've introduced this year: 

Protecting American Families Retirement Act

H.R. 355

Apr 27, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement on the President’s tax reform plan that was released today:

Apr 11, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) held a town hall at Aiken Technical College yesterday, answering questions on a range of issues, including national defense, health care, North Korea, and immigration. Congressman Wilson clearly outlined issues he’s consistently advocated for throughout his service in Congress for limited government and expanded freedom. 

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