Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd 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

Feb 9, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Joe Wilson Supports Bi-Partisan Budged Agreement that Properly Funds our Armed Services

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House passed a two-year budget agreement that finally provides critical relief from sequestration for defense and domestic spending by lifting strict budget caps, and raises the debt ceiling to ensure that the federal government can continue to pay its bills. 

Jan 30, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Representative Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement ahead of President Trump’s first State of the Union address this evening.

“We can all be grateful for President Donald Trump’s achievements in promoting peace through strength abroad and creating jobs and economic opportunity at home during his first year in office. President Trump has stood up to the dangerous regime in North Korea and encouraged our troops to seek victory, resulting in significant progress in defeating ISIL terrorists.

Jan 25, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) participated in a restaurant roundtable with the National Restaurant Association and the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association in Columbia yesterday:

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

Jan 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Joe Wilson (SC 02) issued the following statement regarding the House and Senate passing a funding bill that reopens the federal government.

“I am grateful that Senate Democrats have finally recognized how crucial it is to fund our military and support American families across the country. Our men and women in uniform should never be treated like pawns in a political game.

Jan 20, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Joe Wilson issued the following statement after sending a letter to Chief Administrative Officer Phil Kiko of the House Committee on Administration requesting that his pay be withheld until the government shutdown is resolved.