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
WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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. 1191, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act:Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement regarding Volvo Car Corporation selecting Berkeley County for their first manufacturing facility in North America:Read More
Small businesses are crucial to our economy in South Carolina, as they employ almost half of our state’s residents. It must be a top priority to help small businesses expand and create jobs; yet, the President’s current policies of overregulation and excessive taxation stifle small business growth and hiring. In the Second Congressional District, I regularly hear from small business owners and their employees about the uncertainty and hardship they continue to experience under the Administration’s policies that destroy jobs.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2028, the FY16 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. This legislation is important to South Carolina, as it will provide resources for the Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken and Barnwell counties.Read More
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, issued the following statement after the House Armed Services Committee completed the markup of 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 projects.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, along with Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), today issued the following statement in response to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) release of The Aerospace Corporation’s recent study on the cost to construct and operate the Mixed Fuel Fabrication (MOX) Facility in South Carolina:Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, released the following statement after today’s Subcommittee Markup of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 National Defense Authorization Act:
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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.
POTUS’ failed leadership has led to billions of taxpayer $$ wasted on fraud/ illegal contracts in the VA. More: http://t.co/YmGxPz4v51
Grateful the House of Reps passed the 2016 NDAA, important legislation for our natl security & troops. My remarks: http://t.co/NLAiKbF6wM
Today, let us remember and honor those who have served this nation to protect and defend the freedoms we cherish. As we reflect on the heroism
Yesterday, I was grateful to give back to our soldiers stationed overseas by assembling care packages for them with the USO at the U.S. Capitol.
Fraud at the Department of Veterans Affairs is unacceptable—an insult to the men and women who risked their lives in service to our country
I’m honored to represent so many talented young artists in South Carolina’s Second Congressional District through the Congressional Art Competition.
Today the House of Representatives put the safety of our troops and American families above politics and passed the National Defense Authorization