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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

Blog Posts

Jun 21, 2017 Blog Post

Too often in Washington, solving a problem involves either expanding the federal government at the expense of local control or adding to our national debt. Neither are good choices for the taxpayer living in South Carolina.

Jun 13, 2017 Blog Post

There’s a saying that “personnel is policy.” Your business or organization will ultimately be a reflection of the people you employ. Likewise, a manager’s ability to change their organization ultimately comes down to their ability to change personnel.

Jun 10, 2017 Blog Post

Common sense can be a mirage in Washington. It’s one of those things that you may see in the distance, but as you approach it, it seems to disappear.


Jun 8, 2017 Blog Post

While today’s vote on the Financial CHOICE Act probably represented the most significant legislative action over the last year by the House, all eyes were instead glued to television screens across the Capitol. The Comey hearing was certainly the center of the political universe today.


I would just make three observations.


May 16, 2017 Blog Post

On the back of President Trump’s Executive Order opening millions of acres of federal waters in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans to new oil and gas leasing, Congressman Sanford co-led a bipartisan letter with over 100 Members of Congress urging Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to keep these areas off-limits.

May 8, 2017 Blog Post

May 8, 2017 Blog Post

As the saying goes, time is money. With that in mind, I’ll keep this post short….

May 5, 2017 Blog Post

I voted yesterday for the American Health Care Act, and given the intensity of feelings and thoughts surrounding this bill, I wanted to write to explain my reasoning.

Despite all the hyperbole, ultimately the vote this week came down to one simple question: do we kill the bill and not let the debate advance to the Senate - or not?

May 4, 2017 Blog Post

I just sent out a statement on my vote for the American Health Care Act and wanted to share it with you:


May 3, 2017 Blog Post

Congress voted last week to extend government funding for seven days, and it looks like tomorrow there will be another vote on a funding bill. This one will take us through the end of the federal government’s financial year, which is September 30. With this dealt with, it seems that there has been a refocusing on the healthcare debate, and that vote may well come up on Thursday.