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 destroyed jobs and tookore money out of hard earned paychecks. With President Donald Trump and strong majorities in the House and Senate, we have been given a new opportunity to promote positive conservative change.

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 promoted the "A Better Way" agenda that promotes job creation through tax cuts and deregulation.  

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

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.
Jan 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House passed a continuing resolution that funds the government through February 16th.

Dec 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Wilson today released the following statement after the House passed the Conference Report to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: