Press Releases

May 14, 2003 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to thank Lt. Col. Michael Viers for his selfless sacrifice in helping to save the life of little girl in Second District of South Carolina,” said Rep. Wilson.
May 12, 2003 Press Release
SC one of Sixteen Eligible States That Exceeded Workforce Investment Goals
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) announced $1.8 million in incentive grants would be awarded to South Carolina under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
May 9, 2003 Press Release
Bill Includes Wilson’s Pro-Growth Bonus Depreciation Initiative
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) voted in favor of H.R. 2, President George W. Bush’s Jobs and Growth Act of 2003. Rep. Wilson co-sponsored the bill, which passed by a vote of 222-203. Ways & Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas (R-CA) included in the provision an increase in bonus depreciation from 30 percent to 50 percent through 2005, an initiative virtually identical to the bill introduced by Rep. Wilson, H.R. 223, and the Business Expensing Act of 2003.
May 8, 2003 Press Release
President’s Jobs and Growth Package “exactly the right plan at the right time”
"I am appreciative that Bonus Depreciation will be increased from 30% to 50% for three years if this plan is passed, an initiative similar to (H.R. 223) The Business Expensing Act of 2003, which I introduced this year. This proposal was championed by Rep. Jerry Weller, recognizing that when businesses can save money immediately on buying new equipment, more money is put into the economy and more jobs are created."
May 8, 2003 Press Release
South Carolina Troops Welcomed Home with Pay Raise and Other Benefits
“As many of our Beaufort Marines return today, we are reminded of their valor and dedication,” said Rep. Wilson, a member of the House Armed Services Committee. “We owe them and their families our deep gratitude. I’m happy to report our troops will receive another pay raise, along with other important benefits.”
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.