Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

MEDIA ADVISORY: Wilson to Host Town Hall in Aiken

Apr 30, 2013
Press Release

Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced plans to hold a town hall meeting in Aiken to address the recent concerns of furloughs due to sequestration at the Savannah River Site:

Friday, May 3, 2013

10-11AM

USC-Aiken’s Convocation Center

375 Robert M. Bell Parkway

Aiken, SC 29801

Wilson stated, "From day one, I have been opposed to sequestration because I knew the disastrous effects it would have on our economy and our national security. The recent budget shortfalls that are forcing furloughs at the Savannah River Site are a direct result of inaction by the President and his Office of Management and Budget. For well over a month, I have been proactive on behalf of my constituents to encourage the quick consideration of the reprogramming request.  Unfortunately, due to inaction, thousands of jobs are at risk of furlough at the Savannah River Site and vital national security missions have been placed on the backburner. As we inch closer to its full implementation, it is my responsibility as a Member of Congress to do my best to advocate for those who may be affected by the President’s sequester. As a result, I have invited constituents to attend a town hall meeting where we will provide a brief overview of current efforts being taken to combat the furloughs and provide information to the SRS community about what can be done to protect the Site’s vital mission.”