Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced today that he is an original co-sponsor of the Employee Rights Act, legislation that empowers American workers and shields them from unfair treatment in the workplace:Read More
Congressman Joe Wilson issued the following statement after the United States and Cuba restored diplomatic relations today:Read More
Recent news about the cyberattack targeting federal employees has gone from bad to worse. Over 21 million federal employee personnel records were affected after the Office of Personnel Management was the target of an extended cyberattack. Personal data, such as social security numbers, financial information, and security clearance documents, was stolen, putting the personal and financial security of our citizens at risk. This attack was hardly unique, and increased reports of cyberattacks against our military websites, government data, and businesses are a common occurrence.Read More
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after President Obama announced a nuclear agreement with Iran:Read More
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta resigned:Read More
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the Student Success Act.Read More
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after Speaker John Boehner appointed him to the Conference Committee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016.Read More
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 House passed H.R. 160, the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015. This legislation will repeal the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax imposed by the Affordable Care Act.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.
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Rep. Joe Wilson: "The American people need to know there is bipartisan opposition to" the #IranDeal
Kind words from my son. Thank you for the birthday wishes!
So honored to meet with Palmetto Girls State's Senators during their day on Capitol Hill. We discussed public service, their experience at American
Today, the United States House Committee on Armed Services held a hearing where I asked leading experts about the implications of the Iranian
Looking forward to this hearing today. Bipartisan leaders, such as former Senator Joe Lieberman and former CIA Director General Michael Hayden
I am grateful to cosponsor the Employee Rights Act--legislation that is critical to empowering American workers and shielding them from unfair