Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Foreign Affairs

As members of a global community, the United States and all nations of the world have much to learn from each other.  Our nation has a proud history of leading the world in times of peace and times of war.  We have formed coalitions of nations to depose tyrannical dictators that threatened the freedoms and safety of our citizens and allies.  Together with our friends we have drawn attention to humanitarian crises and worked to improve the quality of life in those parts of the world that live in poverty and turmoil.

As a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, I have the privilege to help address the issues facing our relationships with nations around the world.  As one of only a few members of Congress to serve on both the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Armed Services Committee, I have the unique opportunity to contribute to our national dialogue from a military as well as a diplomatic perspective.  An open and candid discussion among friendly nations and a clear and consistent message to unfriendly nations will ensure the safety and prosperity of the United States.

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Dec 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump signing H.R. 390, the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018:

Nov 27, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Wilson Applauds House Passage of the Preventing Destabilization of Iraq Act

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 4591, the Preventing Destabilization of Iraq Act, which included Congressman Wilson’s amendment: 

Nov 20, 2018 Press Release

ICYMI: Congressman Wilson Urges American Allies to Oppose Anti-Israel UN Resolutions

Nov 14, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson Condemns Terrorist Attacks by Hamas

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement condemning the recent terrorist attacks by Hamas against Israeli civilians:

Nov 9, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson Announces Candidacy for Ranking Member of Foreign Affairs Committee

Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced his candidacy to be the next Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee:

Despite all our hard work over the past two years, Tuesday did not pan out the way any of us would have liked. As we examine what went wrong, I know that if we take the right steps now, we will take back the majority in 2020.’