Joe Wilson

Joe Wilson

SOUTH CAROLINA's 2nd DISTRICT

Congressman Wilson and S.C. Superintendent Spearman Hold Press Conference To Restore Local Control Over Education

2015/01/26

(Columbia, SC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) and South Carolina Superintendent of Education, Molly Spearman, today held a joint press conference at the State House to discuss efforts to restore local control over education. Wilson issued the following statement regarding his bill, the Local Control of Education Act, which he will introduce today in the House of Representatives. This bill prohibits the federal government from mandating that states adopt a specific curriculum or set of academic standards, such as the Common Core State Standards:

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Wilson Responds to the State of the Union

2015/01/21

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement this evening after President Obama concluded his State of the Union address:

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Wilson: Legislation Stops the President’s Unconstitutional Executive Order and Protects American Jobs

2015/01/14

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) today issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015, to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the remainder of the current fiscal year:

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Wilson Supports Building Keystone XL Pipeline to Create Permanent Jobs

2015/01/09

(West Columbia, SC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02)  today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline:

“A majority of Americans support building the Keystone XL Pipeline to create jobs and strengthen our nation’s energy security, yet President Obama continues to block this critical infrastructure project that has been delayed for over six years. The most environmentally secure means to transport oil is by pipeline, and this project has overwhelming bipartisan support.

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Wilson Votes to Help Small Businesses Hire More Veterans

2015/01/06

(West Columbia, SC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) today issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 22, the Hire More Heroes Act of 2015, to permit employers to exclude employees who already have health coverage through a Department of Defense program when determining whether they must provide health care coverage to their employees under Obamacare:

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Wilson Unveils Legislative Agenda for 2015

2015/01/02

(West Columbia, SC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after unveiling his 2015 Legislative Agenda at several press conferences across South Carolina’s Second Congressional District in West Columbia, Aiken, and Barnwell.

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Wilson Votes to Keep the Government Functioning

2014/12/12

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the House passed a funding bill to keep the government open through the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2016. 

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Wilson Statement on the Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

2014/12/04

(Washington, DC) – Chairman Joe Wilson of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel issued the following statement upon the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015. 

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Wilson Statement on Secretary Hagel's Resignation

2014/11/24

(Washington, DC) - Chairman Joe Wilson (SC-02) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel issued the following statement regarding the announcement that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is stepping down.

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Wilson: Executive Order Reaches Unprecedented Level of Irresponsibility

2014/11/24

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Congressman (SC-02) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s immigration executive order that will grant amnesty to nearly five million illegal aliens already in the United States.

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2229 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2452
Fax 202-225-2455
joewilson.house.gov

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.


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