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) released the following statement after the House passed a bipartisan budget resolution to fund the government. This legislation provides two years of budget certainty for the federal government. In years past, the federal government has operated under continuing resolutions.
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Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House passed a bill to fund the government until January 15, 2014, and extend the debt ceiling until February 7, 2014.
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, issued the following statement after questioning Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey at the House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on a potential military strike against Syria.