Congressman Joe Wilson is supporting the Fair Defense Competition Act sponsored by fellow Republicans U.S. Senator Sam Brownback and Congressman Todd Tiahrt, both of Kansas. The legislation will require the Department of Defense to consider World Trade Organization decisions for military acquisitions.
Applied to both foreign and domestic companies, the measure would help level the playing field for American workers by requiring the Pentagon to add the cost of illegal subsidies onto the bid proposal, pursuant to a ruling by the World Trade Organization. Wilson says the measure is important for the 2nd Congressional District.
Among the communities I represent, adjacent to Charleston and Savannah is Parris Island, the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort and also Beaufort Naval Hospital. I know first hand how important it is to have a strong national defense and basic to that indeed is having the most advanced aerospace industry in the world.