Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Press Releases

Nov 20, 2003 Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) made the following remarks: "As a member of the AARP myself, I am very pleased that they have endorsed our bipartisan effort to modernize Medicare with a prescription drug benefit. The AARP gives this bill the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval when it comes to seniors’ issues," said Congressman Wilson. ###
Nov 19, 2003 Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) made the following remarks on the House Floor:
Nov 7, 2003 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, yesterday we learned that jobless claims dropped to a two and half year low, further signifying the success of Republican tax relief championed by President George W. Bush. This follows last week’s historic news that the economy is growing at the highest rate in nearly twenty years, as the GDP rose by 7.2% in the last quarter,” said Congressman Wilson.
Nov 7, 2003 Press Release
Legislation Supports Troops and Military Families, Reforms Pentagon
Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted today in support of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (H.R. 1588), which passed the House 362-40. The bill sets policies, programs and funding levels for the nation’s military.
Nov 6, 2003 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, on Tuesday, November 11th, America will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Veterans Day, a day to honor to our men and women who have fought to preserve freedom and liberty for generations to come,” said Congressman Wilson. “Veterans Day was formerly known as Armistice Day in recognition of the end of World War I, until President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the name of the holiday to include all veterans in 1954.”
Oct 30, 2003 Press Release
GDP surged at highest rate since 1984 (7.2%), national payrolls increased by 57,000
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) applauded the news of significant economic growth. According to details released today, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by a 7.2% annual rate from July to September, the fastest growth since 1984. Also, 57,000 jobs were created in September, the first increase in eight months.
Oct 29, 2003 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the students and faculty of Irmo High School in Irmo, South Carolina. Irmo High just received recognition from the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School, their third such award,” said Congressman Wilson.
Oct 29, 2003 Press Release
Authorizes a third national veterans cemetery to be developed in South Carolina
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) announced the unanimous passage of H.R. 1516, the National Cemetery Expansion Act of 2003. The bill authorizes a third national cemetery to be developed in South Carolina in either the Columbia or Greenville areas. Current national veterans cemeteries are located in Beaufort and Florence.
Oct 16, 2003 Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced a historic House-Senate plan to provide concurrent receipt for more disabled veterans than have ever been covered by law.
Oct 16, 2003 Press Release
Wilson and Grassley seek to reform federal credit card program
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) introduced the Credit Card Reform Act of 2003. This important legislation will substantially reform the government credit card program used throughout federal agencies for purchase and travel purposes. In 2002, there were over 2.5 million federal credit card holders with purchases totaling over $21 billion.