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 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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Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after President-elect Donald Trump announced his selection of Rex Tillerson to serve as Secretary of State:
“President-elect Donald Trump has proposed another capable choice by selecting Rex Tillerson to serve as Secretary of State. As one of America’s most successful business leaders promoting job creation and energy independence, I am confident that Mr. Tillerson will achieve a positive difference for American families.
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6297, the Iran Sanctions Extension Act:
Congressman Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) along with Senators Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska), Jerry Moran (R-Kansas), and Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) and Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Alabama) today introduced a bill to deter the president from end-running Congress on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) sent a letter to the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence demanding answers about risks posed by the $1.7 billion cash transfer from the United States to Iran as part of the dangerous Iranian Nuclear Deal:
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) made the following statement on the terrorist attack in Nice, France:
“Yesterday’s terror attack in Nice is another somber reminder that we are in a Global War on Terrorism. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the people of France.
“We will stand with France, our oldest ally, in the fight against Islamic terrorism.”