Facing fight of his career, has SC’s Wilson done enough in 19 years to win reelection?

Meet SC-2 Congressman Joe Wilson SC-2 Congressman Joe Wilson talks about the issues he would look to tackle if he’s re-elected to Congress. By Roger Brown captions and subtitles off, selected SC-2 Congressman Joe Wilson talks about the issues he would look to tackle if he’s re-elected to Congress. By Roger Brown On the campaign trail, U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson’s Democratic opponent Adair Ford Boroughs has repeated the same point : the Springdale Republican has only passed one bill since taking office in 2001. Her claim is true. According to the Library of Congress, of the 257 bills that Wilson has been a primary sponsor on, only one — a bill to rename a post office after his predecessor Floyd Spence — has successfully passed both chambers of Congress and has been signed into law by the president. When compared with 29 representatives sworn in between 1999 and 2003, Wilson falls in the lower half when it comes to number of sponsored bills passed. Of that group, only one lawmaker — Republican Steve King of Iowa — passed fewer bills than Wilson. But Wilson and his allies say being the primary sponsor of a bill that passes is far from the only way to get things done in Congress. And judging the 10-term congressman by those other factors show he’s been productive, they say. For example, in late 2019, the Widow’s Tax, a reduction in a soldier’s widow’s survivor benefits, was repealed as part of the National Defense Authorization […]

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