Congressman Wilson Applauds Passage of Funding Bill

Dec 18, 2015
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the House passed a funding bill to keep the government open through the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2016:

“This funding bill is a tremendous victory for American families. I am grateful that this legislation fights for our conservative principles—lifts the ban on domestic oil export, prevents new funding for Obamacare, upholds pro-life values, and stops the IRS from suppressing the civic participation of 501(c)(4) organizations.

“It also provides critical protections for national security and prevents the President from closing Guantanamo Bay or transferring any detainees. South Carolina families benefit from this legislation: the funding bill also provides key funding for the construction and operation of the MOX facility, gives stability to operations at the Savannah River Site, and supports the thousands of service members and their families at Fort Jackson.”