Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement today regarding the Confederate battle flag:
“I stand with Senator Tim Scott in calling for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds. Senator Scott’s statement yesterday echoes my beliefs:Read More
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the mass shooting in Charleston, S.C.:
“My prayers are with the victims, families, and congregation of the historic Emanuel AME Church after last night’s tragedy in my birthplace, Charleston.Read More
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 235, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act to prevent discriminatory taxes on the Internet and on Internet access.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after introducing the Cyberattack Standards Study Act in the House of Representatives today. The bill directs the Director of National Intelligence to conduct a study on cyberattack standards of measurement:Read More
To the Class of 2015: congratulations—you have earned the honor of graduating from high school or college, and this achievement will undoubtedly aid in your future success. No matter your future plans, you are heading into the next phase of your life during a challenging time in our nation’s history. I urge you and your peers to stay involved in the political process to ensure your voice is heard in our representative government.Read More
W. COLUMBIA, S.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after attending the change of command at Fort Jackson today:Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement in recognition of Memorial Day:
"Today, we remember and honor those who have served this nation to protect and defend the freedoms we cherish. As we reflect on the heroism and devotion of the many brave service men and women who gave their lives in defense of our nation, we must never forget to thank and pray for their families and loved ones. This Memorial Day, let us take the time to show our appreciation for the service and sacrifice of America’s heroes."Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced the winners of the 2015 Annual Congressional Art Competition for the South Carolina’s Second Congressional District:Read More
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016. This piece of legislation is the avenue for funding our military and vital national security initiatives.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.
Grateful to attend the service to honor my friend & colleague, Rev. Senator Clementa Pinckney. What a beautiful celebration of his life.
Praying for the victims, families, and entire Charleston community tonight.
Grateful to offer this amendment -- first step to building a comprehensive cyber defense system. https://t.co/WPhvON6m8I
I'm speaking on the House floor to offer my Cyberattack Standards Study Act as an amendment in a moment. Watch live: http://t.co/1kGx2ZCeAs
While we honor our flag every day, this week we specially honor the U.S. flag. See the flag services from my office: http://t.co/uOlNfDN6uO
Great opportunity for our veterans to speak to Veterans Affairs and other critical resources. Also, if you are interested in volunteering with
I was grateful to attend the service to honor my friend and colleague, the Rev. Senator Clementa Pinckney. What a beautiful celebration of his
It was great to see fellow South Carolinian and NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator Charles Bolden on Capitol
Earlier today I spoke on the House floor to honor the memory of Senator Pinckney and the eight other men and women who were killed last week.
Tonight, in memory of all the victims, South Carolina’s Members of Congress will join together on the floor of the House of Representatives