Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

ICYMI: Congressman Joe Wilson Fights for Answers on Foreign Service Officer Attacks

Sep 6, 2018
Press Release

ICYMI: Congressman Joe Wilson Fights for Answers on Foreign Service Officer Attacks

In June, Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) introduced H.R. 6262, the Mitigating Attacks on Diplomats Act, which would identify methods that protect against non-traditional assaults against our Foreign Service officers, their families, and our embassy structures. 

Congressman Wilson also sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting information regarding the strange and unexplained symptoms suffered by U.S. diplomats working in China and Cuba. Fortunately, the State Department has taken these acoustic attacks seriously. 

Today, Congressman Wilson attended the Foreign Affairs Western Hemisphere Subcommittee hearing on “U.S. Policy Toward Cuba.” He used this opportunity to request additional information from senior officials at the State Department about the safety of our Foreign Service officers. Congressman Wilson will continue to fight to ensure this issue remains a priority.