Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

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Aug 12, 2002 Press Release
“The front page of the August 7th Washington Post showed the serious threat of Islamic militancy in Kashmir. Nine Hindus were killed and 28 wounded in an attack launched by extremists,” said Rep. Wilson. “My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this cruel terrorist attack.
Jul 30, 2002 Press Release
Since September 11th, we are now all aware that there are evil people intent on killing innocent American civilians. And the vast majority of our nation is in agreement on one method to prevent these tragedies from ever happening again: arm pilots.
Jul 28, 2002 Press Release
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, was appointed by the Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, R-IL, to the House-Senate conference committee on national defense authorization for fiscal year 2003.
Jul 28, 2002 Press Release
“Mr. Speaker, this week the American Red Cross will host a blood drive in honor of my friend, mentor, and predecessor the late Rep. Floyd Spence,” said Rep. Wilson.
Jul 22, 2002 Press Release
“It makes no sense for the Senate to delay arming pilots any longer. The public has affirmed time and time again that they want pilots armed to protect and defend against terrorist attacks,” said Rep. Wilson at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport news conference.
Jul 11, 2002 Press Release
Today, Rep Joe. Wilson (R-SC) joined a bipartisan group of Senators and Congressmen, pilots, flight attendants, and the widow of a pilot killed on September 11th, in a press conference to discuss the Senate status of armed pilots legislation.
Jul 10, 2002 Press Release
“I am pleased with the strong leadership President Bush has shown by speaking bluntly and acting quickly. Businesses and corporate officers are not exempt from fair play and should be held to the utmost standards of ethics and decency of character."
Jul 9, 2002 Press Release
“On September 11th, terrorists took over commercial flights by using only box-cutters. No one could have known their evil intent, but now we have an opportunity to stop and deter future hijackings and acts of terror by arming our pilots,” said Rep. Wilson.
Jul 8, 2002 Article
Today, Rep Joe. Wilson (R-SC) made the following statement in support of H.R. 4635, Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act. Rep. Wilson is a co-sponsor of the bill, which will be brought to the House Floor this week.
Jun 26, 2002 Press Release
“The Pledge of Allegiance is a free expression of patriotism and unity that should be encouraged, not stripped away by a liberal court in San Francisco. If Senate Democrats are listening, we need common-sense judges, and we need them now.”

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