Wilson Unveils Legislative Agenda for 2015

Jan 2, 2015
Press Release

(West Columbia, SC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after unveiling his 2015 Legislative Agenda at several press conferences across South Carolina’s Second Congressional District in West Columbia, Aiken, and Barnwell.

“With new majorities in both the House and Senate, the next Congress provides the opportunity to put America back on the right track to job creation. For far too long, South Carolina families have suffered as the Obama Administration and liberal Democrats in the Senate prioritized failing big government policies over the wellbeing of the American people.

“Repealing and replacing Obamacare and building the Keystone XL Pipeline are two initiatives that will create immediate jobs.  Supporting our military, their families, and veterans will protect our national security and keep the American people safe. Reducing Washington’s out of control spending will promote economic stability and provide a better future for our children and grandchildren. Additionally, I am committed to fighting for the vital national security and environmental cleanup missions underway at the Savannah River Site.

“I am excited about the progress that will be made in the coming months and look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to promote limited government and expanded freedom.”

The four main priorities of focus for the First Session of the 114th Congress will be:

Job Creation Through Economic Growth: Cut excessive regulations to help small businesses grow; Work with local chambers, county, regional, and state agencies to bring jobs to South Carolina; Protect South Carolina’s “Right to Work” laws; Repeal and Replace the government healthcare takeover bill which destroys jobs

Reduce Washington’s Out of Control Spending: Make government more accountable by sponsoring legislation calling for biennial appropriations; Cut taxes to allow families to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks; Support a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution; Support Conservative budgets

Energy Independence and Efficiency: Promote construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline; Continue to advocate for current and future missions at the Savannah River Site; Fight to ensure SRS continues environmental cleanup missions; Promote clean energy across South Carolina via Energy Savings Performance Contracts

Promote Our Military and Veterans: Maintain our military’s responsiveness and capabilities to promote peace through strength; Protect TRICARE benefits and sustain the quality of life for military families; Support Guard and Reserve units in their transition to the workforce; Ensure our Veterans receive quality health care