Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

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May 21, 2003 Press Release
“This idea of increasing the federal gas tax is simply wrong. We don’t need it, and Americans don’t want it,” said Rep. Wilson. “There are real highway needs that should be prioritized, but rather than take more from people’s wallets, we need to stop raiding the highway funds for projects unrelated to roads.”
May 14, 2003 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to thank Lt. Col. Michael Viers for his selfless sacrifice in helping to save the life of little girl in Second District of South Carolina,” said Rep. Wilson.
May 12, 2003 Speech
Ladies and gentleman, it is an honor to be with you tonight. President Russell, members of faculty and staff, family and friends of the graduates, distinguished guests, and to the members of the class of 2003; thank you for extending the invitation to address you this evening.
May 12, 2003 Press Release
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) announced $1.8 million in incentive grants would be awarded to South Carolina under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
May 9, 2003 Press Release
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) voted in favor of H.R. 2, President George W. Bush’s Jobs and Growth Act of 2003. Rep. Wilson co-sponsored the bill, which passed by a vote of 222-203. Ways & Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas (R-CA) included in the provision an increase in bonus depreciation from 30 percent to 50 percent through 2005, an initiative virtually identical to the bill introduced by Rep. Wilson, H.R. 223, and the Business Expensing Act of 2003.
May 8, 2003 Press Release
"I am appreciative that Bonus Depreciation will be increased from 30% to 50% for three years if this plan is passed, an initiative similar to (H.R. 223) The Business Expensing Act of 2003, which I introduced this year. This proposal was championed by Rep. Jerry Weller, recognizing that when businesses can save money immediately on buying new equipment, more money is put into the economy and more jobs are created."
May 8, 2003 Press Release
“As many of our Beaufort Marines return today, we are reminded of their valor and dedication,” said Rep. Wilson, a member of the House Armed Services Committee. “We owe them and their families our deep gratitude. I’m happy to report our troops will receive another pay raise, along with other important benefits.”
May 7, 2003 Press Release
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) took part in a press conference with Education & the Workforce Chairman John Boehner (R - OH), highlighting Republican initiatives to support teachers.
May 2, 2003 Press Release
“Today's decision by the court proves that the McCain-Feingold bill was fundamentally flawed. This bill does not eradicate the abuses within the campaign finance system, but instead infringes upon the First Amendment rights of speech and association."
Apr 30, 2003 Press Release
“The world’s attention is now focused on the new Palestinian leader, Abu Mazen. He has denounced terrorism, but words are not enough. Mazen must do everything possible to disarm terrorist groups..."

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