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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Mar 15, 2018 Press Release

House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Legislation During Markup Hearing

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statement after the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed legislation out of committee during today’s markup hearing.

Mar 13, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Joe Wilson's Statement Regarding Mike Pompeo being Announced as the new Secretary of State

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statement regarding the announcement that Mike Pompeo will be the new Secretary of State.

“I am grateful for the leadership and service of Rex Tillerson, and I know that Mike Pompeo will also represent America with incredible courage and steadfast support for American values.”

Mar 8, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Joe Wilson’s Statement on North Korea Announcement


West Columbia, S.C. - Rep. Joe Wilson release the following statement after tonight’s announcement regarding North Korea. 

“Tonight’s monumental announcement of North Korea’s willingness to discuss a diplomatic solution proves that President Donald Trump has used an effective foreign policy of Maximum Pressure and Peace Through Strength, the tradition of Ronald Reagan.”

Mar 1, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Joe Wilson Co-Sponsors Bill to Sanction Iranian Proxy Terrorist Groups

     Washington, D.C. – Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statement after signing on as a co-sponsor to H.R. 4238, the Iranian Proxies Terrorist Sanctions Act of 2017.

Feb 22, 2018 Press Release

***Media Advisory***

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), a senior member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will hold a press conference call with members of the media on Thursday to discuss his trips this week to the Munich Security Conference and NATO Parliamentary Assembly. After which, he will take questions from the media.

When: Friday, February 23rd at 10:00AM