Press Releases

May 23, 2002 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, I rise to condemn the recent terrorist attack in Kashmir that killed 30 innocent civilians, including almost two-dozen women and children, and which injured nearly 50 more. This terrorist attack is yet another aimed at civilians, specifically Hindus in Kashmir."
May 23, 2002 Press Release
Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, today made the following remarks regarding the passage of H.R. 4737, The Personal Responsibility, Work, and Family Promotion Act. Yesterday, H.R. 4737 passed the House by a vote of 229 to 197.
May 14, 2002 Press Release
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC made the following statement in response to the train derailment near Coosawhatchie, S.C.
May 14, 2002 Press Release
Last week, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, with the support of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) and the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS), two very prominent organizations representing 500,000 National Guard members, unveiled new legislation, H.R. 4676, which would allow National Guard and Reserve members who have served 20 years or more to be able to begin to draw their retired pay immediately upon retirement.
May 14, 2002 Press Release
“I would like to give special recognition to America’s oldest military branch, the National Guard, which has celebrated 365 years of service."
May 6, 2002 Press Release
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, wrote a letter to Senator Ernest Hollings, D-SC, asking him to apologize for the statements he made regarding Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on May 2, 2002 while speaking on the U.S. Senate Floor.
May 3, 2002 Press Release
“Once again, Senator Hollings proves he is out of touch with South Carolina and the nation,” said Rep. Wilson. “He compares Ariel Sharon, our ally and Israel’s democratically elected leader, with Saddam Hussein, an evil and brutal dictator. This type of logic is out of step with the overwhelming majority of Americans,” said Rep. Wilson.
May 2, 2002 Press Release
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC made the following remarks in response to a vote by Sen. Ernest Hollings, D-SC, against passage of S. Amdt. 3389, a resolution saying that the United States and Israel were “engaged in a common struggle against terrorism,” and condemned Palestinian suicide bombings. Sen. Hollings and Sen. Robert Byrd, D-WV, were the only two votes against passage of the resolution.
Apr 30, 2002 Press Release
"Mr. Speaker, I rise to express my strong support for Romania’s membership into NATO. I was warmly welcomed to Cluj-Napoca, the sister city of Columbia, South Carolina, and have seen first-hand as the roots of democracy flourish in Romania,” said Rep. Wilson.
Apr 24, 2002 Press Release
Olympic Medalist Chris Klug Joins U.S. Reps. Inslee and Wilson
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC and Rep. Jay Inslee, D-WA introduced the "Floyd D. Spence Organ Coordination Improvement Act" at an event at the U.S. Capitol. Joining them was Chris Klug, who underwent a liver transplant in 2000 and went on to win a bronze medal for snowboarding in Men's Parallel Giant Slalom in the 2002 Winter Olympics.