Joe Wilson (American politician)
Joe Wilson is the U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s 2nd congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Republican Party. Wilson was elected to the South Carolina Senate in 1984 as a Republican from Lexington County. Wilson is a staunch advocate of a federal prohibition of online poker in 2006.
About Joe Wilson (American politician) in brief
Joe Wilson is the U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s 2nd congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Republican Party. In September 2009, Wilson interrupted a speech by U. S. President Barack Obama to a joint session of Congress by shouting \”You lie!\” Wilson was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of Wray and Hugh deVeaux Wilson. Wilson served as an aide to Senator Strom Thurmond and to his district’s Congressman, Floyd Spence. Wilson was elected to the South Carolina Senate in 1984 as a Republican from Lexington County. He was re-elected four times, the last three times unopposed; Lexington County is one of the most Republican counties in the state. In 2000, Wilson was one of seven senators who voted against removing the Confederate battle flag from being displayed over the state house. In 2003, Wilson voted for the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act, including its Section 1011 authorizing USD 250,000 annually of taxpayer money to reimburse hospitals for treatment of illegal immigrants. Wilson has sponsored and co-sponsored a number of bills, concerning teacher recruitment and retention, college campus fire campus fire safety, National Guard troop levels, arming airline pilots, tax credits for adoptions, and state water tax credits. As of the 113th Congress, Wilson served on three standing committees and various subcommittees overseeing specific areas of legislation. He has cited as one of his proud achievements the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act of 2003, which allows businesses to prohibit online poker.
Wilson is a staunch advocate of a federal prohibition of online poker in 2006, he co- sponsored H R 44-11, the Goodlatte-Leach Gambling prohibition Act of 2006, and H R 4777, the H.R. 44-777, H. R 11, the Gambling Proposal Act of 2007, and the Internet Prohibited Business Expensing Act of 2008. In 2009, he changed to his current position opposing public funds for healthcare ofillegal immigrants. He also opposes eight tax tax breaks for living forces, including the tax for the living forces of the United States and the tax credit for the Poor, making safe water and sanitation an objective of the State of S.C. He served as deputy general counsel for former Governor Jim Edwards at the Department of Energy during the first term of the Reagan Administration. Wilson also served as a municipal judge in Springdale, South South Carolina. He never missed a regular legislative session in 17 years. In 1996, he became the first Republican to serve as Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. In 1981 and 1982, he served as Deputy General counsel for ex-Governor Jim Edwards. In 1982 and 1983, he was Deputy General Counsel for U. S. President Ronald Reagan. He practiced real estate law for over 25 years in West Columbia, South Carolina. In 1987, Wilson co-accounted the law firm Kirkland, Wilson, Moore, Taylor & Thomas in West Columbia.