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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

Blog Posts

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.

Feb 1, 2018 Blog Post

It’s interesting that I spoke yesterday of straws breaking the camel’s back...because the same analogy holds true when I think about this week’s vote on defense appropriations.

Jan 31, 2018 Blog Post

Sometimes, it’s the last straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Jan 23, 2018 Blog Post

Let NAFTA continue proving its value to U.S. economy

By Rep. Mark Sanford

Jan 20, 2018 Blog Post

Yesterday was certainly dominated by the back and forth of government shutdown versus no government shutdown.

As mentioned in my last post, it also entailed a whole lot of waiting around as the tug-of-war went back and forth in negotiations of what came next on a continuing resolution.

Jan 18, 2018 Blog Post

A few moments ago, the House passed a Continuing Resolution to keep the government open over the next month and to February 16th.

Jan 11, 2018 Blog Post

Today was a big day.

Just like American military officers, Members of Congress swear an allegiance to uphold the Constitution. Legitimately, people have differences of opinion as to what that means, but we had a significant constitutional debate today and over the last few days about one of its foundational elements.