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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Jan 5, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) spoke on the House Floor this afternoon on the bipartisan resolution opposing the anti-Israel United Nations Security Council resolution.

Watch his remarks here.

Remarks as prepared for delivery

Dec 28, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) made the following statement in reaction to Secretary John Kerry's remarks today on the Middle East: 

"Secretary John Kerry’s disastrous speech today at the State Department reveals willful ignorance putting Israeli and American families at risk of more terrorist attacks. This confirms a legacy of failure. 

Dec 27, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced his 2017 Legislative Agenda at media presentations across the Second Congressional District of South Carolina, visiting West Columbia, Aiken, North Augusta, Barnwell, and Orangeburg. “With President-elect Donald Trump and strong majorities in the House and Senate, we have been given a new opportunity to promote positive conservative change,” Wilson said. “I am optimistic for our children and grandchildren—fighting to promote limited government and expanded freedom for American families.”

Dec 13, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after President-elect Donald Trump announced his selection of Rex Tillerson to serve as Secretary of State:

“President-elect Donald Trump has proposed another capable choice by selecting Rex Tillerson to serve as Secretary of State. As one of America’s most successful business leaders promoting job creation and energy independence, I am confident that Mr. Tillerson will achieve a positive difference for American families.

Nov 15, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6297, the Iran Sanctions Extension Act: