Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina


As Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, I am committed to strengthening America’s education system.  Since coming to Congress, I have fought to advance fiscally responsible reforms to improve educational opportunities from pre-K early childhood education through higher education and beyond.

Over the past few years, unnecessary federal regulations have made it much harder for teachers to offer their students the most excellent education. I supported H.R. 5, The Student Success Act, which is legislation designed to reduce the federal footprint in education by getting rid of the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), the current accountability system that no longer effectively benefits our students.  The passage of this bill will return responsibility back to the states and locally elected school boards, the entities which best know what it takes to provide quality education to our children. 

I have faith in our school boards, administrators, and professional classroom educators and will continue to work as a partner with them to ensure that students in the Second Congressional District receive the highest quality education.

More on Education

Jan 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) introduced legislation to support school choice for children of active duty members in the United States Armed Forces (H.R. 740):

Sep 5, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Joe Wilson Applauds Passage of Bill Enhancing Student Financial Counseling

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-02), Vice Chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee, applauded the House passage of H.R. 1635 - Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act:

Jul 25, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Joe Wilson Applauds Passage of Bill Promoting Career and Technical Education

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statement applauding the House passage of H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.

Apr 3, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson Holds Apprenticeship Forum with Leaders in Technical Education and Manufacturing

West Columbia, S.C. – Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) held an apprenticeship forum with experts from technical education and from manufacturing discussing ways to address the growing skills gap. 

May 24, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after introducing the Military Child Educational Freedom Act today. This common sense legislation would allow military families to use tax-free Coverdell Educational Savings Accounts on homeschooling expenses. Click here to read the legislation.