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

Aug 20, 2013 Press Release

On Monday, August 26, Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) will embark on his annual district Bus Tour.  Congressman Wilson will travel throughout South Carolina's Second Congressional District to visit with constituents, discuss their concerns, and share news of his efforts in Congress.

NOTE: Not all stops are media accessible.  Any media wishing to attend should contact Caroline Delleney with Congressman Wilson’s office at (202) 812-1426.

Monday, August 26th – Lexington County

Jul 31, 2013 Article

Congressman Joe Wilson issued the following statement after the House passed legislation to address increased student loan interest rates.


Jul 19, 2013 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 5, the Student Success Act 

Congressman Wilson stated, “Access to quality education paves the path for tremendous opportunity, success, and fulfillment for America’s children. The status-quo practices dictated by government bureaucrats are ineffective and must be reformed.

Jun 18, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.


Apr 12, 2013 Press Release

WHAT: In an effort to better connect the veterans living in South Carolina's Second Congressional District with the resources available to them, Congressman Joe Wilson will be hosting a Veterans Fair

WHO: Congressman Joe Wilson, veterans' organizations, government agency representatives, local employers, and various other local organizations such as: Social Security Administration, American Legion, Department of Veterans Affairs, SC National Guard, etc.

WHEN: Monday, April 22, 2013 from 10AM-2PM