Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Press Releases

Feb 13, 2003 Press Release
House Conferees Secure $2 million in Omnibus Conference
“This is a huge victory for residents in and around Hilton Head Island and really the entire state of South Carolina,” said Rep. Wilson. “This has been my top funding priority since I was first elected in 2001, and I am so pleased to see my colleagues acknowledge this urgent need.”
Feb 12, 2003 Press Release
Wilson Co-Sponsors Resolution Honoring Vietnam POWs and Calls for Full Accounting of Missing
“Mr. Speaker, as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Congressman Sam Johnson’s return from Vietnam after nearly seven years of brutal captivity, I am confident his courageous example will serve as inspiration to our pilots preparing for possible attacks against Saddam Hussein,” said Rep. Wilson.
Feb 12, 2003 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to call for an end to the unfair double taxation on dividend income, because Americans know that it is fundamentally wrong to tax any income twice,” said Rep. Wilson.
Feb 7, 2003 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate the life of Dr. Kalpana Chawla, who died tragically aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia, along with six other crew members. Dr. Chawla was the first Indian-American woman in space, and an inspiration to the world,” said Rep. Wilson
Feb 5, 2003 Press Release
“Today, Secretary of State Colin Powell made an irrefutable case that Saddam Hussein has never intended to cooperate with U.N. inspections,” said Rep. Wilson. “The current Iraq regime has lied continually about their possession of weapons of mass destruction and deliberately hidden evidence from inspectors.”
Jan 29, 2003 Press Release
“I join with Indian-Americans across the nation in recognition of India’s Republic Day, which was celebrated this last Sunday. Fifty-three years ago, India’s Constitution, greatly influenced by America’s founding fathers, was adopted to solidify its parliamentary democracy,” said Rep. Wilson.
Jan 29, 2003 Press Release
House and Senate Leaders Show Support to Address Teacher Shortfall in Disadvantaged Schools
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), a member of the House Committee on Education & the Workforce, introduced the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Act of 2003, H.R. 438, legislation which dramatically expands the federal student loan forgiveness for Americans who teach math, science, or special education for five years in disadvantaged public schools.
Jan 29, 2003 Press Release
"Tonight, President Bush has confirmed to the nation and the world, that America is united and determined to take on any challenges that face us both at home and abroad," said Rep. Wilson.
Jan 28, 2003 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, President Bush has shown courageous leadership on many fronts since his last State of the Union address a year ago,” said Rep. Wilson.
Jan 27, 2003 Press Release
Department of Agriculture Designates all 46 Counties of S.C. Disaster Areas Due to Drought; All S.C. Farm Operators Eligible for Low-Interest Loans
“People all across South Carolina have been suffering under the drought, especially the farming community,” said Rep. Wilson. “I am very pleased that the Department of Agriculture has taken this step, because now we can offer some real and immediate assistance in the form of low-interest loans.”