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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

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Sep 16, 2015 Blog Post

Tonight’s debate will be interesting, and among all the back and forth, I hope there is a more substantive discussion on government spending and waste. In that light, I ran across the findings of a new audit by the Office of the Inspector General that highlighted how the U.S.

Sep 15, 2015 Blog Post

Did you see what I saw in the paper today?

Articles across the country pointed out that in his run for president, Bernie Sanders has proposed program expansions that in total would add at least $18 trillion in additional federal spending over the next ten years.

Sep 11, 2015 Blog Post

I was in Congress during the 1990’s when then-President Clinton made a deal with North Korea, offering them immediate benefits in exchange for promises they would become a responsible member of the world community. While North Korea received these benefits, the responsibility never came – I don’t think the results will be much different with the current President’s deal with Iran.

Sep 9, 2015 Blog Post

I made the observation to many during August that I thought September would be an incredibly explosive time in Washington. Congress reconvened yesterday, and that’s already proving to be the case today.

Aug 29, 2015 Blog Post

In case you missed it, I’ve spent a significant part of the last three weeks making my way around the Lowcountry, meeting with people, hearing their thoughts, and talking about what’s going on in Washington. In recapping, this so-called Listening Tour it seems to me that three major themes emerged in my different conversations with people at home.

Aug 22, 2015 Blog Post

For many, this has been a busy week with the start of a new school year here in the Lowcountry. Accordingly, I just wanted to wish students, parents, and teachers alike good luck in the new school year. In some ways, it’s a chance to be sentimental about how quickly time passes, as little ones become not-so-little ones….our youngest, Blake, is already a junior in high school!

Aug 21, 2015 Blog Post

The Guantanamo Bay issue is in the news, and I suspect you will see and hear much more to come. Accordingly, I wanted to give you a touch of my reasoning on our activities on this since it popped up last week.

Aug 7, 2015 Blog Post

Last night was one of the more interesting debates I have ever seen.

Aug 6, 2015 Blog Post

Hope your Thursday is going well…at the moment it’s a very rainy one in Charleston!

I suspect I join with you and the rest of the world in looking forward to tonight in Cleveland with the first of the presidential debates. While these can often be exercises in watching paint dry, I think tonight’s debate should be most interesting.

Aug 5, 2015 Blog Post

I hope your day is going well. Mine has been busy given we kicked off our Lowcountry Listening Tour yesterday and continued early this morning in Summerville, but things continue to happen in Washington.

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