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.
Today has been something of a wild day here on Capitol Hill. There is much to report.
CHARLESTON, SC - This afternoon, Representative Mark Sanford announced his public schedule for Saturday, March 18.
Saturday, March 18
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Mark Sanford announced that his district staff will be conducting satellite office hours, per the schedule below.
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mark Sanford today announced a town hall to be held this Saturday in Hilton Head. This will be Sanford’s 7th town hall in three weeks and comes on the heels of a recent report ranking him in the top 2% of all Members of Congress in his availability to constituents through town halls.