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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Feb 20, 2018 Press Release


Hamas decries Wilson bill sanctioning 'human shields' practice

Legislation Introduced by Wilson, Moulton Holds Hamas Accountable For Violating Human Rights

Feb 14, 2018 Press Release

Reps. Joe Wilson and Seth Moulton's Legislation Sanctioning Hamas Passes House 

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House unanimously passed H.R. 3542, the Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act, which sanctions Hamas for violating human rights standards by using civilians as human shields. This legislation was introduced by Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) and Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06), joined by original co-sponsors Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) and Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22).

Feb 7, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Joe Wilson introduces H. Res. 728, which condemns the UNHRC targeting of Israel​

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after introducing H. Res. 728 today, which reaffirms the relationship between the United States and Israel, recognizes that the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) wastes U.S. tax dollars by targeting Israel, and reiterates that the UNHRC needs to stop unfairly targeting Israel.

Feb 1, 2018 Press Release

West Columbia, S.C.- Representative Joe Wilson (SC 02) released the following statement regarding the new leader of Hamas being added to the terrorist blacklist. 

"I am grateful for the leadership of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in adding the new leader of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, to the official terrorist blacklist yesterday. This designation will result in freezing any U.S. assets and prohibit any partnerships with the U.S.

Jan 30, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Representative Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement ahead of President Trump’s first State of the Union address this evening.

“We can all be grateful for President Donald Trump’s achievements in promoting peace through strength abroad and creating jobs and economic opportunity at home during his first year in office. President Trump has stood up to the dangerous regime in North Korea and encouraged our troops to seek victory, resulting in significant progress in defeating ISIL terrorists.