Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina


May 11, 2011 Article
Over the last two years, the price of a gallon of gasoline has more than doubled. In January of 2009, the nationwide average was $1.84. Today, that same gallon could cost you $4.00. During his campaign, the President promised to skyrocket energy costs. Domestic oil production in the United States has decreased by 16% since 2010.
Mar 31, 2011 Article
Normally, birthdays are cause for celebration. They allow us to take a moment and reflect on the past year. It is hard to believe that just one short year ago, liberals in Congress haphazardly rammed through a 2,800 page health care bill that made its way to the President’s desk where it was signed, sealed, and delivered to the American people.
Mar 25, 2011 Article
This week, as we approach the eve of the 32nd anniversary of the Three Mile Island incident, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is to hear oral arguments from Aiken County, the state of South Carolina, and others who are challenging the legality of the president's decision to abandon the permanent nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain.

Mar 24, 2011 Article

Last week, I had the pleasure of hearing General David Petraeus, U.S. Army Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, testify before the House Armed Services Committee on Afghanistan.

Mar 8, 2011 Article

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its February 2011 job report. The economy added 192,000 jobs, while more than 15 million people are without a job.

Feb 24, 2011 Article

Last week, the House of Representatives passed a measure to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year and cut $61 billion in the process.  The bill was considered under an open amendment process, and there were hundreds of amendments offered and over a hundred votes cast over the span of a week.  This after-action report will look solely at the Congressional appetite to cut s

Feb 24, 2011 Article

A US lawmaker visiting Bahrain amid an 11-day uprising against the country's monarchy said Thursday that the US Fifth Fleet should remain headquartered there despite the unrest.


Feb 14, 2011 Article

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement in response to the release of President Obama’s FY2012 budget proposal:


Jan 31, 2011 Article
At a time when more than 15 million Americans are without jobs, there is no doubt that South Carolina's families continue to hurt. With the state's unemployment rate sitting at 10.7 percent, Congressional legislation needs to be geared toward jump-starting the economy. I know our state has a remarkable workforce that can attract job-creating industries to our communities.