A couple hours ago, the American Health Care Act was pulled from consideration for a vote this afternoon. It marked the end of a very long and tumultuous week, but before I head home, I wanted to write a few thoughts on what’s transpired and what it means. This debate in large measure has been intense over the last month.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Mark Sanford issued the following statement after the vote on the American Health Care Act was pulled from the House floor:
The phones in my office have been ringing off the hook all week with calls about the healthcare debate. There are a lot of strong opinions, and an equal number of questions.
CHARLESTON, SC - This afternoon, Representative Mark Sanford announced his public schedule for March 25 and 27:
Saturday, March 25
Today has been a long day.
It began with a meeting at the White House on healthcare - and ended just a few moments ago with another meeting on the same topic. With the exception of two vote series, I have been in and out of meetings, calls, and visits on this subject through the day. Some of these exchanges have been more cordial than others.
The American Health Care Act vote is nearly upon us.
At this point, the vote is scheduled for Thursday, and as one might imagine, this is a week of intense political pressure, many visits, calls, and much conversation on its passage. This morning, President Trump came by the Republican Conference meeting and laid out his reasoning as to why the bill should pass.
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Representative Mark Sanford (R-SC) has announced he is accepting congressional internship applications for positions in his Washington, DC office for summer 2017.
The internship program offers undergraduate students practical experience in public policy and customer service.
Judge Gorsuch’s Senate confirmation hearings began this morning, so on that note, may I offer a few observations?
Yesterday, the House voted on H.R. 1259, or the Veterans Affairs (VA) Accountability First Act, offered by Representative Phil Roe. I voted for the bill, which passed 237-178.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Mark Sanford introduced H.R. 1529, the Debt Limit Control and Accountability Act of 2017. This bill would return to Congress the process of setting the debt limit to a dollar sign instead of based on a date.