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  • Agenda for 2013

    by Representative Joe Wilson

    Posted on 2013-01-14

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    WILSON of South Carolina asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Madam Speaker, the start of a new congressional term brings tremendous opportunity for House Republicans to lead our Nation on a path to prosperity. Last week, I held three press conferences across the Second Congressional District of South Carolina from West Columbia to Aiken, North Augusta, and unveiled an agenda for this year.

    For the past 4 years, our unemployment rate has averaged above 8 percent, the highest on record since the Great Depression. I look forward to continue working with House Republicans to encourage job creation through economic growth.

    Additionally, Congress must limit Washington's out-of-control spending and reduce our $16 trillion debt to protect the value of the dollar for senior citizens and so that future generations do not endure the burden of higher taxes. I appreciate the efforts to encourage America's energy independence so that we do not have to rely on foreign resources.

    As chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, I look forward to advocating for our armed forces, military families, and veterans. In order to protect our national security, our military must remain the most capable in the world to provide peace through strength. Weakness leads to attack.

    In conclusion, God bless our troops, and we will never forget September the 11th in the global war on terrorism.

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