Press Releases

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.
Mar 26, 2003 Press Release
“Since the armed insurgency in Kashmir began in 1989, more than 400,000 Kashmiri Pandits have been forced from their homes in Kashmir. With relative calm in the state after assembly elections in October, hopes were raised that the Pandits could return to their ancestral home. These hopes are now being dashed."
Mar 19, 2003 Press Release
"Young Sikh boys are suffering from physical abuse, harassment, and verbal taunting in some American schools. This is due to a lack of knowledge of the Sikh faith," said Rep. Wilson.
Mar 18, 2003 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, the debate about Iraq has ended. Saddam Hussein has failed to disarm. Today, men and women who have volunteered to protect freedom and liberty stand ready to take action against the corrupt and evil regime of Saddam Hussein. America is not eager to go to war, as we have sought peace through diplomacy for 12 years,” said Rep. Wilson.
Mar 13, 2003 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, over 250 national economists have urged Congress to repeal the unjust double taxation on dividend income. This is an excellent opportunity to dramatically boost our economy and create jobs for Americans,” said Rep. Wilson.
Mar 13, 2003 Press Release
Today, House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) announced the appointment of Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) to the House Policy Committee. The powerful House Policy Committee is led by Chairman Chris Cox (R-CA) and is considered the Republican Majority’s principal forum for the consideration of forward-looking legislative initiatives.