Press Releases

Mar 2, 2004 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, this past Friday, I had the opportunity to make presentations about the improvements made to Medicare with Medical students at the University of South Carolina Medical School led by Mark Versnick and with seniors in the Lowcountry, where Darren Katz of the Health Leadership Council joined me,” said Congressman Wilson.
Feb 24, 2004 Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) applauded President George W. Bush’s decision to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman.
Feb 23, 2004 Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) announced he is seeking an explanation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on funding shortages for projects on Hunting Island State Park, S.C. Recently, USACE informed Congressman Wilson that Section 206 ecosystem restoration projects in South Carolina’s Charleston District, which includes Beaufort County, will be suspended because funds have run out.
Feb 20, 2004 Press Release
Columbia based company receives top honors at USDOL national award ceremony
Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) congratulated SCANA Corporation, headquartered in Columbia, S.C. for receiving the U.S. Secretary of Labor’s Opportunity Award at an annual awards ceremony hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). This award, OFCCP's top honor, is given to one federal contractor each year that has established and instituted innovative workforce strategies and programs to ensure equal opportunity.
Feb 3, 2004 Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) made the following remarks from the House Floor: “Mr. Speaker, I received a touching letter from Jim Miles of Columbia, South Carolina describing the valor of his grandfather James Hanna and his five granduncles. Incredibly, these six coal-mining brothers from West Virginia served at the same time in World War II,” said Congressman Wilson.
Feb 3, 2004 Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) asked that people trying to contact the Second Congressional District’s Washington Office to email, fax, or mail their correspondence to District Offices. Earlier in the day, the U.S. House of Representatives announced that all mail pick-up and delivery will be suspended indefinitely in light of the recent identification of Ricin in U.S. Senate offices.
Jan 21, 2004 Press Release
“Last week history was made in the South Carolina State Senate when the Rev. George Elias Meetze presented the Prayer for opening the Senate First Day of the Second Session of the 115th General Assembly on January 13th,” said Congressman Wilson.
Jan 20, 2004 Press Release
Great strides were made in the War on Terror and Domestic Agenda
“Mr. Speaker, over the last year, our nation has experienced extraordinary successes. The American military has fought a victorious battle in Iraq to overthrow one of history’s most despotic regimes, and are continuing today to protect the American people in the War on Terror. Thanks to their valor the world is safer knowing that Saddam Hussein is no longer a threat,” said Congressman Wilson.
Jan 13, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $1 million grant to the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD), of Columbia, South Carolina.
Jan 9, 2004 Press Release
Port Royal Fire Department to Receive $144,306 in Federal Funding
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) announced that the Town of Port Royal Fire Department will receive $144,306.00 in funding under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.