Joe Wilson

Joe Wilson


Conservatives Offer Obamacare Alternatives


Every day I hear from men and women about the harmful effects of Obamacare on their families. The effects of the President’s takeover of the health care system are well-known: destroyed jobs, increased medical costs, denial of services, and higher insurance premiums for families and individuals in South Carolina’s Second Congressional District and across the country.

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Wilson Announces Annual Bus Tour Schedule


(W. Columbia) – On Monday, August 24, 2015, Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) will embark on his annual district Bus Tour.  Congressman Wilson will travel throughout South Carolina's Second Congressional District to visit with constituents, discuss their concerns, and share news of his work in Congress.

NOTE: Not all stops are media accessible. Any media wishing to attend should contact Leacy Burke with Congressman Wilson’s office at


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Congressman Wilson Sponsors Employee Rights Act


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:

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Wilson Statement on U.S. Restoring Diplomatic Relations with Cuba


Congressman Joe Wilson issued the following statement after the United States and Cuba restored diplomatic relations today:

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Cyber: a New Domain of Warfare


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.

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Wilson Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal


Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after President Obama announced a nuclear agreement with Iran:

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Wilson Statement on Director Archuleta’s Resignation


Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta resigned:

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Congressman Wilson Applauds Passage of Student Success Act


Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the Student Success Act.

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Wilson Appointed to NDAA Conference Committee


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.

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Wilson Statement on King v. Burwell Ruling


“The Supreme Court’s decision is a startling admission that words do not matter, and I am disappointed in the Court’s ruling. I am committed to repealing this broken healthcare law, building a safety net for people in need, not allowing them to depend on what has proven to be a big-government failure." Read More

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7.29.15 - Rep. Wilson One Minute: Military Chaplain Corps Birthday

2015-07-29 16:35:53

7.29.15 HASC Iran Deal Hearing

2015-07-29 16:04:55

7.29.15 - Rep. Joe Wilson One Minute: Employee Rights Act

2015-07-29 15:43:52

7.23.15 - Rep Wilson One Minute: Recognizing Chaplain Brian Bohlman

2015-07-23 15:17:25

7.13.15 - Rep. Wilson One Minute: Overtime Rule

2015-07-15 14:12:06

Rep. Joe Wilson Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal

2015-07-14 22:32:30

7.10.15 - Rep. Wilson One Minute: Nuclear Agreement with Iran

2015-07-10 15:50:45

7.8.15 - Rep. Wilson One Minute: Iran Nuclear Negotiations

2015-07-08 17:29:58

7.7.15 - Rep. Wilson One Minute: Appreciating the Flying Tigers

2015-07-07 18:33:59

6.24.2015 Rep. Wilson One Minute: Remembering Mother Emanuel

2015-06-24 17:59:01

6.17.15 Rep Wilson: Floor Remarks Opposing House Con Res 55

2015-06-17 21:42:40

6.16.15 Rep. Wilson Floor Remarks: Cyberattack Standards Study Act

2015-06-16 21:29:43

6.12.15 Rep. Wilson One Minute: Army Birthday

2015-06-15 15:32:09

6.11.15 Rep. Wilson One Minute: Under the President's Watch

2015-06-11 21:52:42

6.10.15 HFAC Opening Remarks: Iran Ballistic Missile Threat

2015-06-10 14:48:15

6.9.15 Rep Wilson One Minute: Cyberattack Standards Study Act

2015-06-09 18:09:30

6.03.15 Rep Wilson One Minute: Congratulations Baker Elmore

2015-06-03 17:14:59

6.02.15 Rep Wilson One Minute: America Needs a Change

2015-06-02 18:23:21

5.21.15 Rep Wilson One Minute: Memorial Day Commemoration

2015-05-21 14:14:55

5.20.15 - Rep. Wilson One Minute: VA report

2015-05-20 16:29:10

Contact Information

2229 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2452
Fax 202-225-2455

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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