Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2th District of South Carolina

Articles

Oct 13, 2011 Article
Did you know over half of South Carolina's electricity is generated by nuclear power? The Palmetto State is currently home to four nuclear power plants, with plans for two new nuclear reactors to come online by 2016.
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Aug 15, 2011 Article

Recently, it has been called into question why the military operates grocery and department stores. While many budget-conscious experts question the need for such services, defense officials must weigh the immense value and cost savings of the military resale systems against fleeting political rhetoric.

Jul 24, 2011 Article
Last November, voters across America, including in the Second Congressional District of South Carolina, ushered in a new wave of conservatism that would put an end to out-of-control government spending fueled by over-reaching policies such as failed stimulus plans.
Jun 3, 2011 Article

From the mountains of the Upstate to the beaches of the Lowcountry, South Carolina is full of natural beauty. It is home to hard-working, loyal, kindhearted and resilient people. South Carolina has wonderful schools, a world-class port, vibrant research universities and highly regarded hospitals and medical centers.

May 11, 2011 Article
Over the last two years, the price of a gallon of gasoline has more than doubled. In January of 2009, the nationwide average was $1.84. Today, that same gallon could cost you $4.00. During his campaign, the President promised to skyrocket energy costs. Domestic oil production in the United States has decreased by 16% since 2010.
Mar 31, 2011 Article
Normally, birthdays are cause for celebration. They allow us to take a moment and reflect on the past year. It is hard to believe that just one short year ago, liberals in Congress haphazardly rammed through a 2,800 page health care bill that made its way to the President’s desk where it was signed, sealed, and delivered to the American people.
Mar 25, 2011 Article
This week, as we approach the eve of the 32nd anniversary of the Three Mile Island incident, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is to hear oral arguments from Aiken County, the state of South Carolina, and others who are challenging the legality of the president's decision to abandon the permanent nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain.

Mar 24, 2011 Article

Last week, I had the pleasure of hearing General David Petraeus, U.S. Army Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, testify before the House Armed Services Committee on Afghanistan.

Mar 8, 2011 Article

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its February 2011 job report. The economy added 192,000 jobs, while more than 15 million people are without a job.

Feb 24, 2011 Article

Last week, the House of Representatives passed a measure to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year and cut $61 billion in the process.  The bill was considered under an open amendment process, and there were hundreds of amendments offered and over a hundred votes cast over the span of a week.  This after-action report will look solely at the Congressional appetite to cut s

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