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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Mar 28, 2018 Press Release


“This would be a good match of the man and the moment.”

Rep. Joe Wilson, best remembered outside Washington as the guy who shouted “You lie” at President Barack Obama, is exploring a bid to be the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

It would be a chance for the South Carolina Republican to push a legislative agenda he’s been cultivating for years as a foreign policy wonk and prolific world traveler.

Mar 23, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) Applauds the Choice of John Bolton as the next National Security Advisor

West Columbia, S.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statement regarding John Bolton being named the next National Security Advisor.

American families are much safer thanks to the leadership of General H.R. McMaster, and I am grateful for his 30 years of service and sacrifice for our nation. We owe the entire McMaster family a debt of gratitude.”

Mar 21, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) Introduce the Foreign Influence Transparency Act

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Foreign Influence Transparency Act of 2018, which requires organizations, such as the Confucius Institute, to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) if they promote the political agenda of a foreign country’s government. 

Mar 16, 2018 Press Release

ICYMI: Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) Co-Sponsors Three Foreign Affairs Bills This Week

Mar 15, 2018 Press Release


Resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that Russian aggression across all domains cannot be tolerated