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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Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement in regards to the violence in the Middle East aimed at Israel:
Wilson stated, "The escalating conflict in the Middle East between Hamas and Israel is a result of ongoing attacks in which Hamas indiscriminately targets Israeli civilians with rockets and mortars. Israel, our most valued Ally in the region, has a right to defend herself against these threats. The United States will continue to stand by Israel and the Israeli people, just as we have done since her founding in 1948.
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House passed the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act of 2012 (PNTR):
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement regarding the attacks on Americans in Libya:
“This morning’s act of unprovoked, horrific violence, resulting in the brutal death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, is senseless and will not be tolerated. I condemn these attacks as my thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s families. The Administration must do everything in its power on behalf of the American people to seek justice on those who perpetrated this act of terrorism.
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) has announced a tour of the Second Congressional District beginning on Monday, September 26, 2011. Media availability is denoted by *:
2011 Wilson District Tour Schedule
Monday, September 26
On Friday, July 15, 2011, the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel held a hearing entitled “Military Voting.” Chairman Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following prepared remarks: