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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

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Apr 7, 2017 Blog Post

As a good many of you know, growing a garden goes well beyond just planting seeds. The same notion also applies to starting a business. In that vein, the House passed a bill yesterday to make that process just a little bit easier. H.R. 1219, the Supporting America’s Innovators Act, would

Apr 6, 2017 Blog Post

For the last two centuries, the filibuster has been integral to the tradition of extended debate in the U.S. Senate - a body deliberately designed to move slowly while carefully considering the views of the minority.

Apr 4, 2017 Blog Post

The saying is that from little acorns mighty oaks grow.

Apple, Google, and others began this way. First an idea. Second, a start...and then things grew from there.

Mar 31, 2017 Blog Post

While there are no perfect decisions, the good ones that we make are based on our best judgment between competing interests. My dad would get us as boys to sit down with a legal pad and put a plus column on one side and a minus column on the other.

Mar 30, 2017 Blog Post

Tuesday evening, the House passed S.J. Res. 34, a bill that would repeal a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule requiring internet service providers to get your explicit permission before using and sharing your confidential information.

Mar 25, 2017 Blog Post

A couple hours ago, the American Health Care Act was pulled from consideration for a vote this afternoon. It marked the end of a very long and tumultuous week, but before I head home, I wanted to write a few thoughts on what’s transpired and what it means. This debate in large measure has been intense over the last month.

Mar 24, 2017 Blog Post

The phones in my office have been ringing off the hook all week with calls about the healthcare debate. There are a lot of strong opinions, and an equal number of questions.

Mar 22, 2017 Blog Post

Today has been a long day.

It began with a meeting at the White House on healthcare - and ended just a few moments ago with another meeting on the same topic. With the exception of two vote series, I have been in and out of meetings, calls, and visits on this subject through the day. Some of these exchanges have been more cordial than others.

Mar 21, 2017 Blog Post

The American Health Care Act vote is nearly upon us.

At this point, the vote is scheduled for Thursday, and as one might imagine, this is a week of intense political pressure, many visits, calls, and much conversation on its passage. This morning, President Trump came by the Republican Conference meeting and laid out his reasoning as to why the bill should pass.

Mar 20, 2017 Blog Post

Judge Gorsuch’s Senate confirmation hearings began this morning, so on that note, may I offer a few observations?