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

Oct 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) today released the following statement on passage of the FY18 Budget Resolution:

“American families, including those in the second district, deserve to keep more of the money they earn. Working together with Speaker Ryan, we can simplify the tax code and allow U.S. companies to compete on a level playing field. Today’s vote is a positive step that paves the way for tax cuts and a new era of creating jobs.”


Sep 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House Republican Conference retreat on tax reform today:

“Constituents I hear from each day want and deserve tax reform. I’m excited to continue working with House Republicans and President Trump to simplify our tax code and make it more competitive to create jobs.

Aug 8, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) made the following statement after attending the groundbreaking for a new, freestanding emergency department to serve the Barnwell community this morning:

Jun 8, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement following the House passage of the Financial CHOICE Act:

“The House of Representatives took a huge step forward today in undoing the regulatory burdens of Dodd-Frank, a reckless overreach into America’s financial laws, which has destroyed jobs. Dodd-Frank has been harmful for American families—driving up the costs of banking and mortgages, while doing nothing to address taxpayer funded bailouts, unaccountable agencies, or “too big to fail,” as jobs are destroyed. 

Jun 7, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) introduced the Employee Privacy Protection Act (H.R. 2775) to roll back NLRB policies that jeopardize the privacy of workers and their families.