Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Press Releases

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.
Apr 21, 2004 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, last weekend I had the privilege of joining thousands of Americans from all across the world in celebrating the MCI Heritage Classic of Golf Tournament held on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina,” said Congressman Joe Wilson.
Apr 1, 2004 Press Release
Wilson, Bunning Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Armed Pilots Program
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) introduced the Cockpit Security Technical Corrections and Improvements Act, bipartisan legislation that will improve the existing Federal Flight Deck Officers Program administered by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The bill has already garnered 10 original cosponsors in the House and Senator Bunning’s bill is cosponsored by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA).
Apr 1, 2004 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to highlight the important work of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, or AAPI, which includes 35,000 physicians and 10,000 medical students and residents throughout America,” said Congressman Wilson.
Mar 25, 2004 Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) announced that $6.5 million designated for improvements to Highway 278 over six years has been included in H.R. 3550, the Transportation Equity Act. The bill has passed the U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and is awaiting action on the House Floor.
Mar 24, 2004 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, it is clear why misleading allegations have been made by Richard Clarke, a former advisor of Presidents Clinton and Bush. His motivations have become evident over the last few days to the American people, as his comments have been timed to the release for sales of his book, and we learn he was passed over for promotion and that he is a close friend of Rand Beers, an advisor to the current Democratic nominee for president,” said Congressman Wilson.
Mar 23, 2004 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to recent proposals to raise the federal gas tax. As the former Chairman of the South Carolina State Senate Transportation Committee, I know that raising taxes on America’s families is not the proper answer to building a better road system,” said Congressman Wilson.