Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Press Releases

May 7, 2003 Press Release
Rep. Joe Wilson’s Bill would raise teacher loan forgiveness to $17,500 for those who teach in low-income school districts
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) took part in a press conference with Education & the Workforce Chairman John Boehner (R - OH), highlighting Republican initiatives to support teachers.
May 2, 2003 Press Release
“Today's decision by the court proves that the McCain-Feingold bill was fundamentally flawed. This bill does not eradicate the abuses within the campaign finance system, but instead infringes upon the First Amendment rights of speech and association."
Apr 30, 2003 Press Release
Calls on New Palestinian Leader to Disarm Terror Groups
“The world’s attention is now focused on the new Palestinian leader, Abu Mazen. He has denounced terrorism, but words are not enough. Mazen must do everything possible to disarm terrorist groups..."
Apr 29, 2003 Press Release
"Armando understood the significance of Operation Iraqi Freedom better than most Americans, because as a teenager he and his father used a raft to escape from an oppressive regime in Cuba to find liberty in America,” said Rep. Wilson.
Apr 22, 2003 Press Release
State Expected to Receive $88.6 Million During Next Six Years for Key Component of President Bush’s No Child Left Behind Law
Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) today joined U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige in applauding South Carolina education leaders for the state’s scientifically based plan to raise reading achievement.
Apr 22, 2003 Press Release
Winning High School Student Receives $12,000 Scholarship, Art Displayed Inside U.S. Capitol
Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) announced the 22nd Annual Congressional District Art Competition for high school students within the Second District of South Carolina. This annual competition features a $12,000 scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design as the top prize.
Apr 11, 2003 Press Release
“On Saturday, the Pentagon announced that Sgt. Buggs made the ultimate sacrifice for his country during Operation Iraqi Freedom. His body was discovered during the rescue of Pfc. Jessica Lynch, among 8 other fallen Americans."
Apr 10, 2003 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, yesterday, three weeks to the day after Operation Iraqi Freedom began, the larger than life statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad’s Paradise Square was torn down amid celebration by the Iraqi citizens."
Apr 1, 2003 Press Release
“Historically religious sites should always be protected and maintained so that people of all faiths and nationalities would be allowed to visit and worship in peace,” said Rep. Wilson.
Mar 26, 2003 Press Release
Wilson Urges Colleagues to Support H. Res. 153, Designating a National Day of Fasting and Prayer
“Mr. Speaker, we live in extraordinary times. Never in history has the public been able to experience a war so vividly, watching battles unfold on their television screens as the heroes of our military secure freedom and liberty for the people of Iraq, and rid the world of the threat of Saddam Hussein and his weapons of mass destruction,” said Rep. Wilson.