Today, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, wrote a letter to Senator Ernest Hollings, D-SC, asking him to apologize for the statements he made regarding Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on May 2, 2002 while speaking on the U.S. Senate Floor.
May 3, 2002 Press Release
“Once again, Senator Hollings proves he is out of touch with South Carolina and the nation,” said Rep. Wilson. “He compares Ariel Sharon, our ally and Israel’s democratically elected leader, with Saddam Hussein, an evil and brutal dictator. This type of logic is out of step with the overwhelming majority of Americans,” said Rep. Wilson.
May 2, 2002 Press Release
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC made the following remarks in response to a vote by Sen. Ernest Hollings, D-SC, against passage of S. Amdt. 3389, a resolution saying that the United States and Israel were “engaged in a common struggle against terrorism,” and condemned Palestinian suicide bombings. Sen. Hollings and Sen. Robert Byrd, D-WV, were the only two votes against passage of the resolution.
Apr 30, 2002 Press Release
"Mr. Speaker, I rise to express my strong support for Romania’s membership into NATO. I was warmly welcomed to Cluj-Napoca, the sister city of Columbia, South Carolina, and have seen first-hand as the roots of democracy flourish in Romania,” said Rep. Wilson.
Apr 24, 2002 Press Release
Olympic Medalist Chris Klug Joins U.S. Reps. Inslee and Wilson
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC and Rep. Jay Inslee, D-WA introduced the "Floyd D. Spence Organ Coordination Improvement Act" at an event at the U.S. Capitol. Joining them was Chris Klug, who underwent a liver transplant in 2000 and went on to win a bronze medal for snowboarding in Men's Parallel Giant Slalom in the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Apr 17, 2002 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, this week marks the 60th anniversary of the famous Tokyo Raid conducted by Doolittle’s Raiders, and possibly the last reunion of this courageous contingent is being held this week in Columbia, South Carolina. General Woody Randall and hundreds of dedicated volunteers have organized a week long tribute to our Raider heroes,” said Rep. Wilson.
Apr 16, 2002 Press Release
Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, today on the House Floor congratulated Brookland Baptist Church of New Brookland, S.C., on the church’s 100th Anniversary and their commitment to community service.
Apr 15, 2002 Press Release
Wilson Responds to Senator Lieberman's Remarks
Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, today responded to remarks from Senator Joseph Lieberman, D-CT, which criticized President Bush's education record. Sen. Lieberman visited Benedict College of South Carolina, a historically black institution that Rep. Wilson toured last week.
Apr 9, 2002 Press Release
Education Department Now Accepting Applications for State Participation in Groundbreaking Reading Program
Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, today encouraged South Carolina education officials to apply for participation in the new Reading First initiative launched by President Bush as part of the No Child Left Behind education reforms, signed into law in January.
Apr 9, 2002 Press Release
Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, today on the House Floor gave special recognition to FN Manufacturing. Located in Columbia, FN Manufacturing is a precision machining manufacturer specializing in the production of small caliber weapons and machine guns.