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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(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) today issued the following statement after voting no on the Senate Amendment to H.R. 240, a bill the House passed to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the end of Fiscal Year 2015 that fails to address the President’s unconstitutional executive actions on immigration:
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) today issued the following statement after His Excellency Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress:
"It was an honor to have Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington today to address Congress on behalf of our nation’s strong ally, Israel. It was the Administration alone that made his speech a partisan issue, and I am grateful for the opportunity to listen to the Prime Minister’s concerns regarding the ongoing nuclear negotiation talks with Iran.
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) testified today before the House Budget Committee, led by Chairman Tom Price, requesting resources for critical infrastructure issues at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in order to diminish South Carolina’s top environmental risk and reduce the cost burden to taxpayers. Click below to view the video of Congressman Wilson speaking in the hearing:
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) testified today before the House Budget Committee, led by Chairman Tom Price, requesting resources for the Army’s training base at Fort Jackson in Columbia as the President’s defense sequestration poses a significant threat to the community and economy in South Carolina’s Second Congressional District with the downsizing of Army personnel. Click below to view the video of Congressman Wilson speaking in the hearing:
One of the greatest threats facing the prosperity of middle class Americans and future generations is the rising national debt. As our nation borrows and spends beyond its means and the President pushes an agenda that does nothing to address this growing problem, we must act now to ensure we do not leave a legacy of debt for our children and grandchildren and put Social Security in jeopardy.