Wilson Announces 2016 Legislative Agenda

Jan 4, 2016
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced his 2016 Legislative Agenda on Monday at across the Second Congressional District, including Columbia, West Columbia, Aiken, North Augusta, Barnwell, Orangeburg, and Lexington. “I look forward to a new legislative year and continuing our progress to promote limited government and expanded freedom for American families,” Wilson said.

Focusing on creating jobs and economic growth, Wilson outlined plans to reduce harmful regulations that destroy jobs. “South Carolina families need good job opportunities and want to protect the jobs they have from overbearing government regulations and Washington’s out of control spending,” Wilson said.

As Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee for Emerging Threats and Capabilities, Wilson is also prioritizing strengthing our nation’s cyber capabilities and promoting our military and veterans. “As our enemies grow more murderous, it is critical to advance peace through strength to protect American families at home. We must support our troops, military families, and veterans to protect our national security and keep South Carolinians and the American people safe from Islamic extremists in the Global War on Terrorism.”

Throughout the second session of the 114th 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 repealing and replacing Obamacare.

Reduce Regulations that Harm Jobs by supporting a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution and conservative budgets, cutting taxes to allow families to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks, and eliminating burdensome government regulations that stifle small businesses and job creation.

Strengthen our nation’s cyber capabilities to protect our nation against cyberattacks by elevating Cyber Command to a 4-star Combatant Command, improving our response to emerging cyber threats, and promoting public-private partnerships to encourage innovation.

Promote 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 ensuring our veterans receive quality healthcare.