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 25, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Joe Wilson Introduces United States-India Enhanced Cooperation Act  

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 6506, the United States-India Enhanced Cooperation Act of 2018, with Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA), Congressman George Holding (R-NC), and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (R-HI): 

Jul 5, 2018 Article


Russian President Vladimir Putin is uniting NATO to act because of his series of aggression, but President Donald Trump's actions are encouraging member nations to increase their defense spending to promote peace through strength, according to Rep. Joe Wilson, a member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

Jun 29, 2018 Article

Washington Free Beacon

Susan Crabtree

Members of Congress are demanding more answers on how the State Department is responding to mysterious health incidents affecting U.S. diplomats in China that are medically consistent with those that took place against more than two dozen American workers in Cuba.

Jun 20, 2018 Press Release


“We cannot let our commitment to South Korea waver, especially given our shared sacrifices and mutually beneficial relationship.”

Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) wrote an op-ed on the future of U.S.-North Korea relations in the aftermath of the Singapore Summit. 


Jun 20, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson Introduces House Resolution Regarding Turkey's Purchase of Russia’s S-400

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statement after introducing H. Res. 951, regarding Turkey’s anticipated purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile batteries: