Please allow me to play catch up on one more bill before diving back into the healthcare debate later this week….
Last week, the House voted on H.R. 1301, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which will set funding levels for the military in 2017. The bill passed 371 to 48, and I voted yes. The House actually voted on a bill to fund the military for this year back in June, but it never made it past the Senate.
WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, Representative Mark Sanford was named 2017’s House Representative “Friend of the Coast” by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association, an organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and enhancing coastal resources.
Under the category of “putting your money where your mouth is,” this morning I voted on a bill that would put some more responsibility into the legal process for those who file lawsuits. The Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017 would allow a judge to order plaintiffs and their attorneys to compensate defendants if the case can’t be backed up by facts in court.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Mark Sanford joined Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike Lee (R-UT) along with House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, Representative Jim Jordan, and several other members of the Freedom Caucus to discuss recent developments regarding repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.
CHARLESTON, SC - This afternoon, Representative Mark Sanford announced his public schedule for Monday, March 6.
Monday, March 6
Can I circle back around to the president’s Joint Address to Congress?
One of the things he mentioned was that he believed our allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) should live up to the agreement. I agree and this would mean that they would take on a greater share of the financial obligations with regard to their own defense.