Wilson Announces 2017 Legislative Agenda

Dec 27, 2016
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced his 2017 Legislative Agenda at media presentations across the Second Congressional District of South Carolina, visiting West Columbia, Aiken, North Augusta, Barnwell, and Orangeburg. “With President-elect Donald Trump and strong majorities in the House and Senate, we have been given a new opportunity to promote positive conservative change,” Wilson said. “I am optimistic for our children and grandchildren—fighting to promote limited government and expanded freedom for American families.”

         Focusing on creating jobs and economic growth, Wilson detailed plans to reduce taxes and harmful regulations that destroy jobs. “Government regulation and overbearing executive action stifled small businesses and job-creators. I will continue to support initiatives in Congress to lower taxes and reduce costly regulations.”

As Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee for Emerging Threats and Capabilities, Wilson is also committed to strengthening our nation’s cyber capabilities and promoting our military and veterans. “In the past year, terrorist attacks at home and across the globe have constantly reminded that we are in the Global War on Terrorism. We need to promote peace through strength to protect American families.”

Throughout the 115th 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 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 strengthening our nation’s offensive and defensive cyber capabilities, coordinating an inter-agency response to cyberattacks, 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 supporting reforms to the VA system.

View his legislative agenda here. 

View a video about his legislative agenda tour here.