Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2th District of South Carolina

Wilson Statement on Senate Amendment to H.R. 719, Continuing Resolution for FY2016

Sep 30, 2015
Press Release

Congressman Wilson issued the following statement after voting against the motion to concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 719, the Continuing Resolution for FY 2016

"When I was elected to Congress, I promised to make a difference and create meaningful change, which is why I could not vote for another stop-gap measure that kicked the problem down the road for another few months or continued to provide funding to an organization that sells tissue and organs from aborted babies.

"Our critical national security missions at Savannah River Site and our military families at Fort Jackson deserve stability—not a temporary solution. American families need a long term budget that ends the devastating effects of defense sequestration, supports our values, and reduces our national debt.

"In the coming weeks, House Republicans face a difficult challenge as we work to pass a budget that protects individual freedoms and promotes limited-government solutions that create jobs."