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 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Wilson, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after introducing H. Res. 662, which recognizes Israel’s sovereignty to choose its own capital, reaffirms the relationship between the United States and Israel, recognizes that Israel is the United States’ strongest ally in the Middle East, and reiterates that the U.S. Congress strongly opposes the United Nations General Assembly’s anti-Israel actions.

Dec 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Wilson today introduced the Ensuring Diplomats Safety Act. The bill requires the Secretary of State of the United States to remove all diplomatic personnel from Cuba until federal investigations into the harmful attacks on U.S. Foreign Service Officers are complete.

Dec 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Wilson today released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city and locate its embassy in the city:

Nov 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Wilson, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, released the following statement after North Korea’s nuclear missile test and the emergency Security Council meeting:

Nov 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Wilson today introduced House Resolution 612 that recognizes the critical relationship that the United States and South Korea have forged since the formation of the Republic of Korea in 1948. The resolution reaffirms U.S. support for South Korean forces and reiterates that the U.S. presence in South Korea should not be discussed in any potential negotiation with North Korea.