Jun 25, 2003 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today in sadness to report the third death that has touched the Second District of South Carolina during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Twenty-one year-old Army Specialist Orenthial J. Smith paid the ultimate sacrifice in the War Against Terrorism when he was killed during an ambush on his convoy south of Baghdad on Sunday. He was born in Barnwell, South Carolina, and lived in nearby Martin in Allendale County,” said Rep. Wilson.
Jun 19, 2003 Press Release
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) voted in favor of a bill to improve access and reduce costs of quality health care to Americans who need it most - employees of small businesses. The Small Business Health Fairness Act, (H.R. 660) passed the House of Representatives with a bipartisan vote of 262-162.
Jun 15, 2003 Article
I've dedicated much of my life to promoting democracy throughout the world, so that others could know the freedom and liberty we enjoy in America. I have traveled to the Communist-era capitals of Bulgaria, East Germany and the Soviet Union, yet none of those visits prepared me for the anomalies I witnessed in Pyongyang, North Korea.
May 21, 2003 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the vital work of Emergency Medical Service professionals. These highly-trained specialists are able to respond at a moments notice, knowing that a matter of seconds can mean the difference between life and death,” said Rep. Wilson.
May 21, 2003 Press Release
“This idea of increasing the federal gas tax is simply wrong. We don’t need it, and Americans don’t want it,” said Rep. Wilson. “There are real highway needs that should be prioritized, but rather than take more from people’s wallets, we need to stop raiding the highway funds for projects unrelated to roads.”
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 Speech
Ladies and gentleman, it is an honor to be with you tonight. President Russell, members of faculty and staff, family and friends of the graduates, distinguished guests, and to the members of the class of 2003; thank you for extending the invitation to address you this evening.
May 12, 2003 Press Release
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
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
"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."