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 the House passed H.Res. 567, a resolution establishing a Select Committee on Benghazi. Fellow South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy (SC-04), a successful prosecutor who is respected amongst his peers on both sides of the Aisle, has been selected to lead this Committee that will consist of seven republicans and five democrats.
(Washington, DC) – Chairman Joe Wilson (SC-02) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel issued the following statement on the increasing conflict in Eastern Europe.
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after questioning Secretary of State John Kerry in today’s House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. The Secretary appeared before the Committee to testify on the State Department’s FY15 budget request. Because the President suggested placing the Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site in “cold standby,” Congressman Wilson took this opportunity to question the Administration’s decision and press the Secretary on its national security impacts.
Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel Joe Wilson issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s Fiscal year 2015 budget proposal.
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after President Obama concluded his State of the Union address.
“As Americans tuned into the State of the Union address this evening, they were hopeful the President would provide reassurance that our economy is on its way to recovery. Tonight’s speech was anything but optimistic.