Press Releases

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.”
Jan 23, 2003 Press Release
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) announced that he has reintroduced a private immigration bill, H.R. 335, this week on behalf of Hitesh Tolani, a Wofford College student, and his mother, Jaya Tolani, a native of India. The legislation will seek permanent United States residency for both of them.
Jan 23, 2003 Press Release
“I am excited to have held our first Minority Advisory Committee meeting, which I pledged to include as one of my major objectives upon first being elected to Congress,” said Rep. Wilson. “I believe this is such an important step for the Second District office, and it will allow us to provide the best constituent services possible to meet the needs of minorities in our community.”
Jan 23, 2003 Press Release
“I am very excited that Governor Sanford has chosen to hire Ms. Patel as part of his new administration,” said Rep. Wilson, Co-Chair of the U.S. House Caucus on India and Indian Americans.
Jan 23, 2003 Press Release
This Sunday, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) will award the French Jubilee of Liberty Commemorative Medal to 111 veterans of D-Day and the Normandy Campaign.
Jan 9, 2003 Press Release
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) announced that he reintroduced legislation this week to have the National Park Service study the historic area of Beaufort, SC in hopes of establishing a national heritage area based on the Reconstruction era. Through this program, the National Park Service encourages local preservation initiatives.
Jan 8, 2003 Press Release
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson was unanimously elected Republican Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, replacing former Co-Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA). The Caucus has more than 135 House Members and is one of the largest Caucuses on Capitol Hill. Democratic members elected Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) as their Co-Chairman.