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

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

Apr 5, 2013 Article

“Pete the Cat” is a popular series for children, and Aiken Elementary School first graders were happy to hear one book read to them by a special guest on Thursday – U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C.

The congressman read about Pete’s adventure in “Rocking in My Red Shoes” by Eric Litwin. According to the website, in the book, Pete learns about the school library, the lunchroom and the playground – playing his guitar throughout the day.

Mar 15, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 803, the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act.

Feb 12, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement this evening in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“With a national debt of over sixteen trillion dollars, record unemployment on the rise, and a shrinking national GDP, now is the time for the President to work with Congress to achieve balanced solutions to put our economy back on the path to prosperity.  This evening’s remarks by President Obama conveyed to the American people that our Commander in Chief does not believe we have a spending problem,

Feb 1, 2013 Press Release

(West Columbia) – Congressman Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement in observance of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day:

“Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States and takes the life of one in three women each year.  This disease also kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.  These facts are a cause for action and our community must join together to spread awareness of heart disease to all the women in our lives.