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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Sep 11, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement on fourteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001:

“Today is a day for remembrance. We remember those nearly 3,000 innocent Americans who were murdered in the terror attacks in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania, and we remember those who lost their lives to defend democracy and our freedoms. September 11 is the Pearl Harbor of our century.

Sep 8, 2015 Page

The Iran Nuclear Deal threatens American families and our allies, especially Israel, and the regime threatens “Death to America, Death to Israel.” The Iranian Nuclear Agreement removes many of the critical sanctions and embargoes, passed by Congress, which have prevented Iran from building a nuclear weapon and limited the regime’s ability to support terrorist organizations all over the world. 

Read my statements on the Iran Nuclear Deal here: 

Wilson Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal

Aug 19, 2015 Press Release

(W. Columbia) – On Monday, August 24, 2015, Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) will embark on his annual district Bus Tour.  Congressman Wilson will travel throughout South Carolina's Second Congressional District to visit with constituents, discuss their concerns, and share news of his work in Congress.

NOTE: Not all stops are media accessible. Any media wishing to attend should contact Leacy Burke with Congressman Wilson’s office at


Aug 3, 2015 Page

I am grateful to host three Town Hall meetings to hear your thoughts and opinions about the President’s nuclear agreement with Iran. I hope you, your family, and friends can attend a meeting in your neighborhood.

Aiken-Barnwell: Tuesday, August 25 at 6:00 p.m.
University of South Carolina Aiken / 471 Aiken Parkway, Aiken SC 29801

Richland: Wednesday, August 26 at 6:00 p.m.
A.C. Flora High School / 1 Falcon Drive, Columbia SC 29204

Jul 20, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson issued the following statement after the United States and Cuba restored diplomatic relations today: