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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

Blog Posts

Jun 11, 2018 Blog Post

If something is done, do you need to redouble your efforts in doing it again?

Jun 9, 2018 Blog Post

The House voted earlier this week on the president’s rescissions package. It passed, 210 to 206, and I voted for it. 

Jun 8, 2018 Blog Post

The House voted today on a bill that provides funding for energy and water projects, military construction and veterans affairs, and the legislative branch for fiscal year 2019. It was labeled a “minibus” because it included three appropriations bills that had been combined into a bigger bill.

I had several problems with the bill and, as a consequence, voted no.

May 31, 2018 Blog Post

Under the category of continued catch up, I wanted to highlight another amendment that I voted against on the Farm Bill.

May 30, 2018 Blog Post

The Veterans Administration issue has been perplexing.

What was a simple promise of care after service from the American government to those who were willing to risk their lives on behalf of their country has morphed into a tragic series of broken promises and half-filled commitments.

May 25, 2018 Blog Post

I wrote yesterday on a number of amendments that had been in this year’s House version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). I have listed a couple more at the bottom that I think might be worth your review, but before I get into those amendments, let me offer just a couple of thoughts on the base bill itself.

I voted for the NDAA, and it passed by a vote of 351 to 66.

May 24, 2018 Blog Post

This week, Congress completed its work on the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill passed this afternoon, and I’ll have further comment on the overall bill, but I wanted to write to lay out my reasoning behind my votes on some of the more controversial amendments.

May 22, 2018 Blog Post

Today, the House voted on the Senate version of the Right to Try bill that we attempted to pass in the House back in March.