Press Releases

Jun 9, 2004 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, the world is grieving this week over the loss of a true American hero, President Ronald Wilson Reagan. Words cannot describe the admiration and respect that I have for this great man,” said Congressman Wilson.
Jun 3, 2004 Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) and South Carolina Adjutant General Stanhope Spears both addressed a forum held by U.S. Department of Defense Reserve Forces Policy Board about the role of State Defense Forces in the War on Terror. Congressman Wilson, a retired Colonel in South Carolina Army National Guard, and Congressman Lincoln Davis (D-Tn.), a Major in the Tennessee State Guard, have introduced, H.R. 2797,The State Defense Force Improvement Act. This bipartisan legislation would improve and expand the state-controlled forces by increasing coordination between state defense forces and federal agencies.
Jun 2, 2004 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, in this past Sunday’s Washington Times, the highly revered economist Lawrence Kudlow spelled out very clearly how President George W. Bush’s strong economic policies have produced sustained surge in the economy,” said Congressman Wilson.
Jun 1, 2004 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, during this past week I again saw firsthand our courageous service members in action successfully fighting the Global War on Terror in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, the Persian Gulf, Qatar, and Germany,” said Congressman Wilson.
May 20, 2004 Press Release
Bipartisan Defense Authorization Bill provides $2 billion of equipment, numerous quality of life improvements and important benefits for Guard and Reserve
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) applauded the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (H.R. 4200). Congressman Wilson, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, worked with committee members and Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-Ca.) on the $422 billion legislation which sets policies, programs and funding levels for the nation’s military. The bill passed overwhelmingly with a bipartisan vote of 391-34.
May 13, 2004 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, Americans are rightly confident that the prison abusers are a tiny few of the over 300,000 American troops who have served in the War on Terror to protect American families,” said Congressman Wilson.
May 12, 2004 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, yesterday the world was shocked by a video depicting the savage beheading of an American civilian by Iraq’s Al Qaeda Connection, Abu Musab al Zarqawi,” said Congressman Wilson.
May 5, 2004 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, this weekend I had the honor of joining the nonprofit Armed Forces Foundation in Columbia, South Carolina for Military Appreciation day. There I met with hundreds of military and family members who gathered to enjoy a day of recreation, fishing, and appreciation for their service,” said Congressman Wilson.
May 4, 2004 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, this week we will vote on H.R. 4227, The Middle-Class Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2004. We need to pass this important bill, sponsored by Congressman Rob Simmons of Connecticut, to avoid 11 million taxpayers being hit with an average tax increase of $1,520," said Congressman Wilson.
Apr 22, 2004 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, 33 years ago today, John Kerry appeared before the Senate to talk about Vietnam. Many veterans, including myself as a veteran, view John Kerry’s testimony that day as one of the worst public slanders ever against the valor and character of the American military,” said Congressman Wilson.