WASHINGTON- Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, made the following comments about today's hearing on "Cyber Operations: Improving the Military Cyber Security Posture in an Uncertain Threat Environment."Read More
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) today issued the following statement after voting no on the Senate Amendment to H.R. 240, a bill the House passed to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the end of Fiscal Year 2015 that fails to address the President’s unconstitutional executive actions on immigration:Read More
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) today issued the following statement after His Excellency Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress:
"It was an honor to have Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington today to address Congress on behalf of our nation’s strong ally, Israel. It was the Administration alone that made his speech a partisan issue, and I am grateful for the opportunity to listen to the Prime Minister’s concerns regarding the ongoing nuclear negotiation talks with Iran.Read More
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) testified today before the House Budget Committee, led by Chairman Tom Price, requesting resources for critical infrastructure issues at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in order to diminish South Carolina’s top environmental risk and reduce the cost burden to taxpayers. Click below to view the video of Congressman Wilson speaking in the hearing:Read More
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) testified today before the House Budget Committee, led by Chairman Tom Price, requesting resources for the Army’s training base at Fort Jackson in Columbia as the President’s defense sequestration poses a significant threat to the community and economy in South Carolina’s Second Congressional District with the downsizing of Army personnel. Click below to view the video of Congressman Wilson speaking in the hearing:Read More
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) today released the following statement on President Obama’s veto of S.1, bipartisan legislation approving the Keystone XL Pipeline:Read More
One of the greatest threats facing the prosperity of middle class Americans and future generations is the rising national debt. As our nation borrows and spends beyond its means and the President pushes an agenda that does nothing to address this growing problem, we must act now to ensure we do not leave a legacy of debt for our children and grandchildren and put Social Security in jeopardy.Read More
WASHINGTON- Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, made the following comments in response to the Administration's proposal to create a cyber integration center:Read More
WASHINGTON- Reps. Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the Emerging Threats and Capabilities, hosted a closed roundtable for committee members on Thursday, February 5, entitled Understanding Today’s Challenges and Tomorrow’s Threats to U.S. National Security.
As terrorist groups of radical Islam gain influence with increasingly innovative and frequent attacks, it is clear the United States faces a complex and threatening environment at home and abroad. The rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, continued rocket attacks from Hamas against Israel, Boko Haram mass murders in central Africa, terrorist attacks in Paris, the destabilization of Libya and Yemen, and North Korea’s cyber attack on Sony all demonstrate the urgent need to effectively combat the threats endangering American citizens.Read More
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From his involvement as a Teenage Republican at the High School of Charleston in 1962 to his current work in Congress, Congressman Joe Wilson has led a life dedicated to public service.
Addison (Joe) Graves Wilson was born on July 31, 1947, in Charleston, South Carolina. After graduating from the High School of Charleston, he received his undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and completed his law degree at the University of South Carolina. A real estate attorney by trade, Joe was a founding partner of the West Columbia law firm Kirkland, Wilson, Moore, Taylor & Thomas.
His career in public service officially began when he served on the staffs of South Carolina legends Senator Strom Thurmond and Congressman Floyd Spence. As part of the visionary Ronald Reagan administration, Joe was Deputy General Counsel to the United States Department of Energy Secretary and former South Carolina Governor, Jim Edwards.
Throughout his life, Joe has also had a tremendous passion to serve his country as a member of the United States Armed Forces. After serving in the United States Army Reserves from 1972-1975, he also served in the South Carolina Army National Guard. In the summer of 2003, Joe retired as a Colonel, having served as a Staff Judge Advocate assigned to the 218th Mechanized Infantry Brigade. At the time, he was the only active Guard member serving in Congress.
Before being elected to the United States Congress in 2001, Joe served seventeen years, with perfect attendance, in the South Carolina State Senate where he was elected Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, the first Republican Chairman since Reconstruction.
Today, Joe serves on the House Armed Services Committee – where he is honored to be the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Personnel – the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the Committee on Foreign Affairs. He was appointed by the Republican Leader to the highly influential Republican Policy Committee and works as an Assistant Republican Whip. He is Co-Chair of the Composites Caucus, the Bulgaria Caucus, the Kurdistan Caucus, and the Americans Abroad Caucus. He has also serves on the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans.
While serving the Second Congressional District of South Carolina, Joe is committed to promoting peace through a strong national defense, decreasing taxes for all Americans, and limiting the size of the federal government.
Joe is married to Roxanne Dusenbury McCrory Wilson, who continues to offer him strength and support in his every endeavor. They are the parents of four sons, all of whom serve in the U.S. military, and the proud grandparents of four boys and three girls. Alan, his oldest son, is a Major in the Army National Guard who proudly served for a year in Iraq; Addison is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a physician who served a tour of duty in Iraq; Julian is a Captain in the South Carolina Army National Guard who served on a peacekeeping tour in Egypt; and Hunter is a Second Lieutenant in the South Carolina Army National Guard who recently graduated from the Engineer Officer’s Basic Course at Fort Leonard Wood, MO in September 2012. Their four sons are all Eagle Scouts.
It was an honor to speak to @TARsLex this morning and share my experiences with the next generation of leaders.
It was an honor to listen to Pres Ghani address Congress this morning on fighting ISIL and securing Afghanistan. http://t.co/iQ8NNUShSI
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Great time speaking to the Lexington High School Teenage Republicans this morning about the importance of Israel and other significant issues
It was an honor to hear President Ashraf Ghani address Congress this morning. He spoke on many of the same issues we discussed last month when
I just came off the House floor where I spoke in support of a budget that makes the safety and security of Americans a priority and fully funds
I am grateful to celebrate the strong relationship between Taiwan and the United States. Check out my floor speech below on the historic significance