Jul 23, 2003 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commend India on its annual celebration of Independence Day on August 15, 1947. Happy 56th birthday, Republic of India, the world's largest democracy and friend of America, the world's oldest democracy. On that day, India became a free nation, modeling its constitution after our own. For nearly 56 years, the people of India have faithfully adhered to democratic principles,” said Rep. Wilson.
Jul 17, 2003 Press Release
Bipartisan Legislation would allow State defense forces to coordinate with DOD
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), who is the only member of Congress drilling in the Army National Guard until he concludes thirty years of service next month, today introduced legislation which could provide up to 250,000 additional troops specifically for homeland security duties under primary state control, at no cost to the federal budget.
Jul 16, 2003 Press Release
Richland and Lexington Counties to Receive Over $1.8 Million
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) announced that Richland and Lexington Counties will receive $1,825,351 in funding under the Safe Schools / Healthy Students Grants Program through the Department of Education.
Jul 10, 2003 Press Release
House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) today announced his selection of South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson to be an Assistant Whip for the 108th Congress.
Jul 9, 2003 Press Release
Lawmakers joined by Dana Christmas, a student resident assistant
U.S. Reps. Joe Wilson (R-S.C., 2nd), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ, 8th), and U.S. Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) today announced the introduction of “The Campus Fire Safety Right to Know Act of 2003.”
Jun 26, 2003 Press Release
“With the death of Strom Thurmond, South Carolina has lost its greatest statesman of the 20th Century, just as John C. Calhoun was the most revered South Carolinian of the 19th Century,” said Rep. Wilson. “Strom Thurmond cannot and never will be replaced in the countless hearts of those that loved and respected him.”
Jun 25, 2003 Press Release
Martin native dies while serving in Iraq
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today in sadness to report the third death that has touched the Second District of South Carolina during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Twenty-one year-old Army Specialist Orenthial J. Smith paid the ultimate sacrifice in the War Against Terrorism when he was killed during an ambush on his convoy south of Baghdad on Sunday. He was born in Barnwell, South Carolina, and lived in nearby Martin in Allendale County,” said Rep. Wilson.
Jun 19, 2003 Press Release
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) voted in favor of a bill to improve access and reduce costs of quality health care to Americans who need it most - employees of small businesses. The Small Business Health Fairness Act, (H.R. 660) passed the House of Representatives with a bipartisan vote of 262-162.
May 21, 2003 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the vital work of Emergency Medical Service professionals. These highly-trained specialists are able to respond at a moments notice, knowing that a matter of seconds can mean the difference between life and death,” said Rep. Wilson.
May 21, 2003 Press Release
“This idea of increasing the federal gas tax is simply wrong. We don’t need it, and Americans don’t want it,” said Rep. Wilson. “There are real highway needs that should be prioritized, but rather than take more from people’s wallets, we need to stop raiding the highway funds for projects unrelated to roads.”