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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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.’

Nov 2, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson Supports Decision to Reimpose Sanctions on Iran

West Columbia, S.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statement supporting President Donald Trump’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran:

Oct 9, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson’s Statement on Ambassador Nikki Haley

West Columbia, S.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement regarding Ambassador Nikki Haley’s retirement announcement: 

Oct 1, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson Applauds US-Mexico-Canada Agreement

West Columbia, S.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement applauding the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): 

Sep 28, 2018 Press Release


Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) introduced an amendment that was passed during the House Foreign Affairs Committee Markup. This amendment to H.R. 4591, the Preventing Destabilization of Iraq Act, adds two murderous militias to be considered as Foreign Terrorist Organizations due to their attempts to destabilize Iraq and Syria. 

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