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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

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Mar 16, 2018 Blog Post

I found Tuesday’s vote on H.R. 5247, the so-called “Right to Try Act,” incredibly disappointing. The measure failed 259 to 140, given that it was brought up under what is called “suspension of the rules,” wherein it needed a two-thirds majority for passage. I voted yes.

Mar 15, 2018 Blog Post

Tariffs will hurt South Carolina manufacturing

By Rep. Mark Sanford

Mar 15, 2018 Blog Post

Yesterday, the House voted on H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act of 2018.

Mar 7, 2018 Blog Post

1. Do you support legislation that would ban the ownership of assault weapons like the one used in the Florida school shooting?

Mark Sanford (MS): NO...but this is not to say that I think everyone should have access to them.

2. Do you support legislation that would provide for arming classroom teachers? YES or NO

Mar 3, 2018 Blog Post

They say a couple times in a row creates a pattern. Unfortunately, there seems to be a pattern unfolding wherein the more heart-wrenching the cause, the greater the odds that they won’t bother to pay for it.

Mar 2, 2018 Blog Post

Balance is a delicate thing. Do you remember those seesaws that we used to play on as children? Just a little more weight on one side, and the whole seesaw moved down on that side. A touch more weight on the other, and it went the opposite direction...equilibrium was difficult.

Mar 1, 2018 Blog Post

Sometimes the right thing at the wrong time can be the wrong thing.

Feb 15, 2018 Blog Post

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President Bush in 1990. It was a well-intentioned measure designed to give those with disabilities greater access to many things that most of us take for granted. I believe that makes sense.

Feb 9, 2018 Blog Post

Early this morning, I voted no on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

If you care about spending and the long-term viability of the way that we spend as a civilization, this bill was atrocious.