Rep. Joe Wilson

Representative from South Carolina’s 2nd District, Republican

Wilson, a Republican, has been the representative for South Carolina's 2nd congressional district since Dec 18, 2001 (next election in 2016) (map).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Wilson has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Wilson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Joe Wilson sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Wilson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (48%) Armed Forces and National Security (29%) International Affairs (10%) Economics and Public Finance (5%) Taxation (5%) Energy (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Wilson’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Dec 2001 to May 2016, Wilson missed 207 of 10,202 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 85 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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