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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

Blog Posts

May 21, 2018 Blog Post

Last week, I voted against the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, better known as the Farm Bill. I suspect this bill will come back, and I hope that we’re able to make it a better bill in the process. Part of what was occurring here was also about leverage with regard to a vote on immigration...and that debate is still up in the air as well.

May 17, 2018 Blog Post

Yesterday, the House voted on a bill H.R. 5698, which would expand federal criminal laws against harming or attempting to harm police officers. The bill passed 382 to 35, I along with 10 of my Republican colleagues voted against the bill.

May 10, 2018 Blog Post

Today, the House passed H.R. 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act, which will work to finalize the Yucca Mountain site for nuclear waste storage and also authorize interim storage until the Yucca site is fully licensed and prepared to receive shipments.

May 9, 2018 Blog Post

Today, the House voted on a bill that would require states and localities that receive federal grant funding for pretrial service programs to report specific information on defendants to the Justice Department.

Apr 27, 2018 Blog Post

Earlier today, the House passed H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which will make substantive reforms to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and authorize it through 2023.

Apr 26, 2018 Blog Post

Too often, well-intended bills in the House or Senate wind up giving advantage to those connected to government...which in the end from my perspective erases any good intentions that may have existed in the bill.

Apr 25, 2018 Blog Post

During my entire time in politics, I’ve consistently fought against and voted against special use legislation. In many cases, the intent of this type of legislation is well meaning and may even deliver in measurable good - but if one believes in the themes of equality under the law, this type of legislation is harmful.

Apr 20, 2018 Blog Post

Unlike the vote I described in yesterday’s post which was about a bill that had been relatively rushed through the process, H.R. 5444 comes on the heels of a series of 13 hearings and roundtable discussions held by the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee over the past three years.

Apr 19, 2018 Blog Post

A cardinal rule of business is to take care of the downside. If one does so, the upside has a way of taking care of itself. Unfortunately, too often people focus only on the upside, and the downside ends up eating their lunch.