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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

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Oct 15, 2018 Blog Post

CHARLESTON, SC - Today, Representative Mark Sanford released his public schedule for Tuesday, October 16th. 

Sep 28, 2018 Blog Post

Today, the House voted on the last of the three bills that, together, are being referred to as “Tax Reform 2.0.” The two smaller bills were voted on yesterday and the bigger bill came this morning. 

These three bills consisted of the following…. 

Sep 26, 2018 Blog Post

Today, the House voted on a bill that provides full-year funding in 2019 for the military and the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education as well as a temporary extension of 2018 funding levels for the rest of the federal government. 

Sep 24, 2018 Blog Post

Can I bring up another civil liberty concern given my post from last week?

Sep 10, 2018 Blog Post

Hurricane Florence is still 1,400 miles away, but with much of the South Carolina coastline in the "cone of uncertainty," it’s a reminder to go down the Scout's checklist and “Be Prepared” for all types of emergencies associated with peak hurricane season. 

Sep 7, 2018 Blog Post

Today, the House voted on a bill H.R. 6691, which would redefine “crimes of violence” in federal law. This comes about because of the recent Supreme Court decision in Sessions v. Dimaya in which the Court held the current definition is unconstitutionally vague. As a result, the twice-convicted green card holder, James Dimaya, is allowed to stay in the country rather than being deported.

Sep 6, 2018 Blog Post

I detest bills that amount to nothing more than messaging bills designed to help in fundraising efforts.

We took a vote on such a bill this evening, and I voted no.

Sep 5, 2018 Blog Post

You may have noticed in today’s papers that Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of Chicago, announced that he’s not running for reelection. I raise his name because, quite famously, when he was White House Chief of Staff for President Obama, he said never let a good crisis go to waste.

Aug 18, 2018 Blog Post

Under the category of continuing to catch up on legislative details, last month the House voted on two bills that would expand Health Savings Accounts. In a technical sense, the measures proposed did more than that, but I believe that the most interesting portion of these bills was tied to their change to Health Savings Accounts. Specifically, H.R. 6311 and H.R.