(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) today released the following statement after the U.S. Census Bureau announced congressional apportionment totals confirming South Carolina’s population growth and gain in Congressional representation:
“After listening to the announcement this morning, South Carolina will receive an additional seat in Congress.
“After 80 years, it appears the state will regain its seventh Member. I am looking forward to having this Congressional seat added to our delegation. The people of South Carolina will now be able to have another advocate on their behalf in Washington.
“Growing our representation on Capitol Hill is a key factor in achieving goals for the people of the Palmetto state. It now means our state has a seventh voice fighting for causes that matter most to the residents of South Carolina with a new district on the fast-growing coast.
“Moving forward, the General Assembly will have the task of re-districting the current Congressional map. I am confident in its ability and would like to offer any assistance I can,” said Congressman Joe Wilson.