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 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.

Oct 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act. The bill expands sanctions that target Iran’s ballistic missiles program.

Congressman Joe Wilson, senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after the House’s vote:

Oct 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today released the following statement on House passage of the Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions Act:

Oct 20, 2017 Press Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. - U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson on Thursday called on the U.S. State Department to investigate a bizarre string of attacks on diplomats in Havana, urging Secretary Rex Tillerson to get to the bottom of unexplained, invisible attacks that have hurt Americans on Cuban soil.

"In light of these serious attacks on U.S. embassy staff, we urge the State Department to immediately investigate the incidents and figure out what is going on in Havana," Wilson, a South Carolina Republican and House Foreign Affairs Committee member, wrote.