Wilson Pleased with Passage of Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

Jul 11, 2013
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2609, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2014.  


Wilson stated, “With the passage of last night’s bill, families across South Carolina’s Second Congressional District can rest assured that our national security and energy production remains intact. The House-passed bill invests in an all-of-the-above energy plan and maintains a strong national defense while making necessary cuts to achieve fiscal responsibility.

“In recent months, the Mixed Oxide (MOX) facility at the Savannah River Site has been under attack by the President and his Administration.  Thankfully, with the support of colleagues in South Carolina, we were able to defend MOX and secure the valuable resources necessary for the facility’s progress.  As one of the Savannah River Site’s (SRS) main proponents, I am committed to fighting for all operations as they directly provide for our national security.  I am satisfied with the initial resources allocated to SRS in this bill and look forward to working with Senator Graham and Senator Scott to bring even more necessary resources to the Site as we proceed with the appropriations process.”