Wilson Takes Action to Protect SRS Missions

Oct 3, 2013
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after introducing legislation to fund the Department of Energy’s offices of Environmental Management and National Nuclear Security Administration in accordance with prior years' levels. 

“Because of President Obama and Senate Democrats’ refusal to sit down at the table and negotiate a solution to end the government shutdown, essential missions at Savannah River Site have been stalled and 1,400 dedicated employees have been furloughed. SRS plays a tremendous role in protecting our national security and should not be forced to limit operations. By introducing this legislation, I am hopeful for its passage so that our national security energy projects will remain intact with a full workforce.”