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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Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced his 2016 Legislative Agenda on Monday at across the Second Congressional District, including Columbia, West Columbia, Aiken, North Augusta, Barnwell, Orangeburg, and Lexington. “I look forward to a new legislative year and continuing our progress to promote limited government and expanded freedom for American families,” Wilson said.
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the House passed a funding bill to keep the government open through the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2016:
“This funding bill is a tremendous victory for American families. I am grateful that this legislation fights for our conservative principles—lifts the ban on domestic oil export, prevents new funding for Obamacare, upholds pro-life values, and stops the IRS from suppressing the civic participation of 501(c)(4) organizations.
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.
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.
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after voting to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States: