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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Congressman Joe Wilson made the following statement on the President’s budget request:
"I am encouraged by the President’s fresh approach to the budget process, ultimately achieving a balanced budget. However, I have grave concerns that the budget released by the Administration does not align with the President’s commitments to the American people—especially when it comes to national security and defense—and lets down the people of South Carolina.
Congressman Joe Wilson made the following statement following the attack in Manchester:
"Yesterday’s terrorist attack in Manchester is a senseless act of violence against innocent civilians. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
Congressman Joe Wilson issued the following statement following President Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia:
"The President's remarks today were extraordinary--I especially was grateful to hear his call for unity of all people and faiths--Islam, Christianity, and Judiasm; as well as a strong condemnation of Islamic extremism and terrorism."
"I appreciate the warm welcome the President received in Saudi Arabia and look forward to the success of the rest of his first overseas visit."
We have been given a chance to promote positive, conservative change with a unified government. I have been working on legislation that will promote jobs for hardworking families in South Carolina's Second Congressional District. Here is the legislation I've introduced this year:
Protecting American Families Retirement Act
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) spoke on the House Floor this afternoon in support of H.R. 1644, the Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act. An excerpt from his remarks follows:
“After eight years of “strategic patience,” I appreciate the strong leadership of President Trump and his Administration, with the Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.