Press Releases

Feb 27, 2003 Press Release
Admiral Clark Calls Airspace and Waterfront Property “Tremendously Important”
“Admiral Clark made it very clear that facilities located on shorelines and with ample airspace were crucial to military training and readiness needs,” said Rep. Wilson.
Feb 27, 2003 Press Release
Entire SC House Delegation Co-Sponsors Legislation to Honor Spence
“I am very pleased my fellow South Carolina Members have joined me in honoring the late Congressman Floyd Spence,” said Rep. Wilson. “Floyd Spence was much more than my predecessor, he was my dear friend and most trusted mentor.”
Feb 26, 2003 Press Release
“This is great news for the Asian Indian community in the United States, as they are among the top groups at risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes,” said Rep. Wilson, Co-Chair of the House India Caucus.
Feb 26, 2003 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of Miguel Estrada, who was nominated by President Bush to the Circuit Court of Appeals,” said Rep. Wilson
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
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.