Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Press Releases

Jan 23, 2003 Press Release
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) announced that he has reintroduced a private immigration bill, H.R. 335, this week on behalf of Hitesh Tolani, a Wofford College student, and his mother, Jaya Tolani, a native of India. The legislation will seek permanent United States residency for both of them.
Jan 23, 2003 Press Release
“I am excited to have held our first Minority Advisory Committee meeting, which I pledged to include as one of my major objectives upon first being elected to Congress,” said Rep. Wilson. “I believe this is such an important step for the Second District office, and it will allow us to provide the best constituent services possible to meet the needs of minorities in our community.”
Jan 23, 2003 Press Release
“I am very excited that Governor Sanford has chosen to hire Ms. Patel as part of his new administration,” said Rep. Wilson, Co-Chair of the U.S. House Caucus on India and Indian Americans.
Jan 23, 2003 Press Release
This Sunday, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) will award the French Jubilee of Liberty Commemorative Medal to 111 veterans of D-Day and the Normandy Campaign.
Jan 9, 2003 Press Release
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) announced that he reintroduced legislation this week to have the National Park Service study the historic area of Beaufort, SC in hopes of establishing a national heritage area based on the Reconstruction era. Through this program, the National Park Service encourages local preservation initiatives.
Jan 8, 2003 Press Release
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) reintroduced The Armed Forces Retirement Equity Act, which allows members of the National Guard and Reserve to draw an immediate annuity at the time of retirement.
Jan 8, 2003 Press Release
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson was unanimously elected Republican Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, replacing former Co-Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA). The Caucus has more than 135 House Members and is one of the largest Caucuses on Capitol Hill. Democratic members elected Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) as their Co-Chairman.
Jan 8, 2003 Press Release
“I wholeheartedly agree, and I believe Congress should work in a bipartisan fashion to successfully implement a missile defense shield that will protect the American people and our allies,” said Rep. Wilson.
Jan 7, 2003 Press Release
“The double taxation on dividends is a completely unfair tax, because corporations are taxed on the income they generate, and middle-class investors are effectively punished for investing in a successful company,” said Rep. Wilson.
Jan 2, 2003 Press Release
“My top priorities for the 108th Congress are providing for a strong national defense, working with President Bush to enact real tax cuts, restoring cuts made to Medicare funding, and working with the Education and the Workforce committee to reauthorize welfare reform and improve our education system for all children,” Rep. Wilson.