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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Jul 7, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) questioned Special Envoys for Guantanamo Closure today during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing:

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Excerpts from Congressman Wilson’s statement:

Jun 28, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the House Select Committee on Benghazi released their final report:

Jun 8, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to a joint session of Congress:

Apr 21, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, released the following statement after today’s Subcommittee markup of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 National Defense Authorization Act:

“In the past year, our nation has faced new threats both in cyber space and in real-time—whether from cyberattacks that targeted the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), or from asymmetrical warfare threats posed by Russia and Iran. 

Mar 22, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement on this morning's attack in Brussels:

"News of this morning's terror attack in Brussels left me shocked and saddened.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the people of Belgium.  As we mourn, we can never lose sight of the fact that we are in a Global War on Terrorism.