As a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, I am committed to strengthening America’s education system. Since coming to Congress, I have fought to advance fiscally responsible reforms to improve educational opportunities from pre-K early childhood education through higher education and beyond.
Over the past few years, unnecessary federal regulations have made it much harder for teachers to offer their students the most excellent education. I supported H.R. 5, The Student Success Act, which is legislation designed to reduce the federal footprint in education by getting rid of the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), the current accountability system that no longer effectively benefits our students. The passage of this bill will return responsibility back to the states and locally elected school boards, the entities which best know what it takes to provide quality education to our children.
I have faith in our school boards, administrators, and professional classroom educators and will continue to work as a partner with them to ensure that students in the Second Congressional District receive the highest quality education.
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Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after unveiling his 2014 Legislative Agenda at five press conferences across South Carolina’s Second Congressional District.
“In 2013, we witnessed the disastrous impacts of big government,” Congressman Joe Wilson said. “From the Administration’s failed rollout of Obamacare to the undermining of our national security by sequestration, we know that this type of governance does not bode well for our families, our economy, or our safety.
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House passed a bipartisan budget resolution to fund the government. This legislation provides two years of budget certainty for the federal government. In years past, the federal government has operated under continuing resolutions.
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel Chairman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement in regards to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013, legislation to be voted under suspension today.
On Monday, August 26, Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) will embark on his annual district Bus Tour. Congressman Wilson will travel throughout South Carolina's Second Congressional District to visit with constituents, discuss their concerns, and share news of his efforts in Congress.
NOTE: Not all stops are media accessible. Any media wishing to attend should contact Caroline Delleney with Congressman Wilson’s office at (202) 812-1426.
Monday, August 26th – Lexington County
Congressman Joe Wilson issued the following statement after the House passed legislation to address increased student loan interest rates.