Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2th 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 8, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement on the passing of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher:


Mar 6, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) testified this morning before the House Budget Committee, which is led by Chairman Paul Ryan, requesting that appropriate funding levels be retained in the Fiscal Year 2014 budget for the Savannah River Site in Aiken and Barnwell counties and Fort Jackson in Columbia.  Both of these installations are vital to our national security and provide unique one-of-a-kind resources to our country. Excerpts from his speech are included below.

Fort Jackson:

Feb 12, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement this evening in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“With a national debt of over sixteen trillion dollars, record unemployment on the rise, and a shrinking national GDP, now is the time for the President to work with Congress to achieve balanced solutions to put our economy back on the path to prosperity.  This evening’s remarks by President Obama conveyed to the American people that our Commander in Chief does not believe we have a spending problem,

Jan 25, 2013 Editorial

Four Months After Benghazi, Questions and Security Concerns Are Still Left Unanswered
By: Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-02)

Jan 23, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing where Secretary of State Clinton testified about the Benghazi terrorist attack: