Press Releases

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.
Mar 11, 2004 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, America awoke this morning to learn the tragic news that at least 170 people were massacred and over 600 wounded in terrorist attacks on the public train system in Madrid, Spain. The Basque terrorist group ETA is believed to be responsible for these murderous bombings,” said Congressman Wilson.
Mar 11, 2004 Press Release
Today, the U.S. House unanimously passed H. Con. Res. 15, “Commending India on its celebration of Republic Day” sponsored by Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.). Congressman Wilson made the following remarks from the House Floor before the vote on the Resolution:
Mar 9, 2004 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, one of my life goals in public service has been to promote democracy and freedom throughout the world. A leading proponent of this goal is the International Republican Institute, widely revered as IRI. Founded in 1983, this visionary nonprofit organization responded to President Ronald Reagan’s call in 1982 that ‘we must be staunch in our conviction that freedom is not the sole prerogative of a lucky few but the inalienable and universal right of all human beings,’” said Congressman Wilson.
Mar 3, 2004 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, President Bush took office three years ago faced with the challenge of managing a recession that began under the previous administration. Soon, other factors bogged down our economy, including the attacks of September 11th, corporate scandals, and the ensuing stock market decline,” said Congressman Wilson.
Mar 3, 2004 Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) made the following remarks from the House floor: