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

Jul 20, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statement after becoming an original co-sponsor of the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act. The Act was introduced by Congressman Tim Scott (R-SC) and co-sponsored by Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN), and Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC).

Jul 19, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011, H.R. 2560, by a vote of 234-190:

“The Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011 provides legitimate long-term reforms to Washington’s runaway spending. As an original co-sponsor of this Act, I firmly believe this legislation will force Washington to do what families and small businesses must do every day: balance the budget.

Jul 7, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), a member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, released the following statement after today’s committee hearing focused on “Rushing Union Elections: Protecting the Interests of Big Labor at the Expense of Workers’ Free Choice.”

Wilson stated, “These proposals will represent a major shift in procedures that will adversely affect the rights of workers. 

Jun 21, 2011 Press Release


(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after being presented with the inaugural Political Forum Award for Advocacy by the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) this past Saturday at the AAHOA national convention in Las Vegas, Nevada:


Jun 16, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the Royal Bank of Canada was named as the new sponsor for the Heritage golf tournament:

“I would like to congratulate the Heritage Classic Foundation for securing a five year sponsorship with the Royal Bank of Canada. Ensuring this PGA event stays at Harbour Town is wonderful news for the Lowcountry and the state in general.