Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina


Latest News

Jul 16, 2003 Press Release
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) announced that Richland and Lexington Counties will receive $1,825,351 in funding under the Safe Schools / Healthy Students Grants Program through the Department of Education.
Jul 10, 2003 Press Release
House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) today announced his selection of South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson to be an Assistant Whip for the 108th Congress.
Jul 9, 2003 Article
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed Rep. Joe Wilson’s (R-S.C.) bill, H.R. 438 the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Act, to ensure America’s neediest children have qualified math, science and special education teachers by a vote of 417--7.
Jul 9, 2003 Press Release
U.S. Reps. Joe Wilson (R-S.C., 2nd), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ, 8th), and U.S. Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) today announced the introduction of “The Campus Fire Safety Right to Know Act of 2003.”
Jun 26, 2003 Press Release
“With the death of Strom Thurmond, South Carolina has lost its greatest statesman of the 20th Century, just as John C. Calhoun was the most revered South Carolinian of the 19th Century,” said Rep. Wilson. “Strom Thurmond cannot and never will be replaced in the countless hearts of those that loved and respected him.”
Jun 25, 2003 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today in sadness to report the third death that has touched the Second District of South Carolina during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Twenty-one year-old Army Specialist Orenthial J. Smith paid the ultimate sacrifice in the War Against Terrorism when he was killed during an ambush on his convoy south of Baghdad on Sunday. He was born in Barnwell, South Carolina, and lived in nearby Martin in Allendale County,” said Rep. Wilson.
Jun 19, 2003 Press Release
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) voted in favor of a bill to improve access and reduce costs of quality health care to Americans who need it most - employees of small businesses. The Small Business Health Fairness Act, (H.R. 660) passed the House of Representatives with a bipartisan vote of 262-162.
Jun 15, 2003 Article
I've dedicated much of my life to promoting democracy throughout the world, so that others could know the freedom and liberty we enjoy in America. I have traveled to the Communist-era capitals of Bulgaria, East Germany and the Soviet Union, yet none of those visits prepared me for the anomalies I witnessed in Pyongyang, North Korea.
May 21, 2003 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the vital work of Emergency Medical Service professionals. These highly-trained specialists are able to respond at a moments notice, knowing that a matter of seconds can mean the difference between life and death,” said Rep. Wilson.
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.”