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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Apr 18, 2011 Press Release

MEDIA ADVISORY: Wilson Announces Town Hall Meetings  

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced he will be hosting two town hall meetings in South Carolina's Second Congressional District to focus on ending Washington's reckless spending. 

Wilson invites all residents of the Second Congressional District to attend these meetings in their neighborhoods next week.

Lexington: Monday, April 25th @ 5:30 p.m.

Lexington Town Hall Auditorium / 111 Maiden Lane, Lexington, SC 29072

Apr 15, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed, H. Con. Res. 34, Budget Committee Chairman Ryan’s Budget:


Apr 8, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) took to the House floor this morning to urge Senate Democrats to take advantage of the opportunity presented by the House and pass a bill that funds military troops and their families for the rest of the year.

Click here to view the speech from earlier today.

Apr 8, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after announcing he will return his Congressional salary accrued in the event of a potential federal government shutdown:

“As long as the federal government remains shutdown, I will not accept my compensation and will return my salary back to the Treasury Department. Our brave men and women fighting in harm’s way are going without compensation – Members of Congress should do the same.”

Mar 31, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after joining the bipartisan Balanced Budget Amendment Caucus to fight the culture of overspending in Washington and to restore fiscal sanity to the federal government:


“America’s national debt stands at $14.2 trillion and the current year’s deficit is estimated to be $1.5 trillion. The only way to avoid financial ruin is with a Constitutional Amendment that requires both Congress and the president to be held accountable to taxpayers.