Congressman Wilson Shares 2019 Legislative Agenda

Jan 7, 2019
Press Release

West Columbia, S.C. – U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) presented his 2019 Legislative Agenda at media presentations across the Second Congressional District of South Carolina, visiting in the Midlands, Aiken, and Barnwell. “With President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress, we have promoted positive conservative change,” Wilson said. “As a member of the minority party, I will continue fighting for limited government and expanded freedom for American families.”

“We can build on the successes of 2018 which I saw firsthand,” said Wilson. “As Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee, we reversed the decline of our military. With my leading the House delegation for the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, I know the security of Israel is enhanced. And with middle class incomes at a record high, we see the success of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”

As incoming Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, Wilson is also committed to our crucial alliance with Israel and to reducing terrorist violence in the region working closely with allies from Morocco to NATO member Turkey. “We need to further peace through strength to protect American families,” said Wilson.

Throughout the 116th Congress, Wilson will advance legislation in the following areas:

Create Jobs and Economic Growth by working with local chambers and agencies to bring quality jobs to South Carolina, protecting our “Right to Work” laws, continuing to advocate for the critical missions at the Savannah River Site and Savannah River National Lab, and repealing Obamacare regulations that destroy jobs.

Promote Conservative Alternatives by supporting a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution and conservative budgets, implementing the tax cuts to allow families to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks, and eliminating burdensome government regulations that stifle small businesses and job creation.

Advocate for Foreign Affairs Opportunities by encouraging public private partnerships to grow free enterprise economies worldwide, strengthening our nation’s alliances for expanded fair trade, attracting increased foreign direct investment to bring more jobs to the U.S., and protecting our diplomats and military personnel abroad and securing our national security interests across the world.

Support our Military and Veterans by maintaining our military’s responsiveness and capabilities to promote peace through strength, protecting TRICARE benefits and sustaining quality of life for military families, reversing defense sequestration which hollows out the military, supporting National Guard and Reserve units, and protecting reforms to the VA system.