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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Oct 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Wilson, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today released the following statement:

“President Trump's decision not to re-certify the Iran Deal is exactly right. This was a reckless and dangerous deal from the start, it never truly served the interests of the American people, and it threatened the safety and security of America and our allies.

"I look forward to re-visiting the consideration of economic sanctions on the House floor."

Aug 22, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, issued the following statement following President Trump's address regarding Afghanistan Strategy on Monday, August 21, 2017:

Aug 7, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to sanction North Korea: 

“The unanimous passage of the most substantial sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations is a remarkable win for both President Donald Trump and Ambassador Nikki Haley. Indeed, it goes to show that we must work with our international partners, like China, in order to enact and enforce meaningful sanctions against the communist, totalitarian regime in Pyongyang.

Jul 28, 2017 Press Release

Today, 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), introduced the bipartisan Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act, legislation that would sanction Hamas for violating human rights standards by using civilians as human shields.  

Jul 28, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) made the following statement after North Korea reportedly tested a ballistic missile: