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 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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Apr 11, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson Introduces Resolution Commemorating Israel's 70th Anniversary 

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statements after introducing H. Res. 815, which commemorates the upcoming 70th anniversary of the foundation of the State of Israel and President Donald Trump’s decision to move the United States Embassy to Jerusalem.

Apr 9, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson Responds to Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria 

West Columbia, S.C. - Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statement regarding the chemical weapons attack in Syria this weekend.

Apr 2, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson Urges Senate to pass the Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act

West Columbia, S.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson condemns the violence in Gaza this weekend and calls on the Senate to pass H.R. 3542, the Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act.

Mar 28, 2018 Press Release

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

“This would be a good match of the man and the moment.”


Rep. Joe Wilson, best remembered outside Washington as the guy who shouted “You lie” at President Barack Obama, is exploring a bid to be the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

It would be a chance for the South Carolina Republican to push a legislative agenda he’s been cultivating for years as a foreign policy wonk and prolific world traveler.

Mar 23, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) Applauds the Choice of John Bolton as the next National Security Advisor

West Columbia, S.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statement regarding John Bolton being named the next National Security Advisor.

American families are much safer thanks to the leadership of General H.R. McMaster, and I am grateful for his 30 years of service and sacrifice for our nation. We owe the entire McMaster family a debt of gratitude.”

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