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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

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Jul 25, 2017 Blog Post

The countries of North Korea, Iran, and Russia have become a greater threat to the security of our country of late, and consequently, Congress has reacted. Today, we passed H.R.

Jul 20, 2017 Blog Post

As promised on Wednesday, let me highlight a few amendments in the annual defense authorization bill that I thought significant. Again, I missed them because I was in Beaufort for my mom’s funeral, but I thought I owed you an explanation on these amendments that I found more controversial or more difficult to understand.

Jul 18, 2017 Blog Post

Under the category of catching up, last week the House voted on H.R. 2810, the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). I voted for the bill, and it passed 344 to 81. More than anything, it represents a vision statement on the configuration of our military, and given its importance, my bias is to support these bills when I can.

Jul 6, 2017 Blog Post

This past Saturday marked two years since the murder of Kathryn Steinle. Kate, as her friends and family called her, was killed in San Francisco by an illegal alien who had been deported five times. He was released by San Francisco police after they refused to honor a request from federal authorities that he be held for an outstanding drug warrant.

Jun 29, 2017 Blog Post

Yesterday, the House passed H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act, by a vote of 218 to 210. This bill provided legal reforms that were scored by the Congressional Budget Office to save $50 billion in federal healthcare cost over the next ten years.

Jun 27, 2017 Blog Post

I have always loved symbolism found in the statue of Lady Justice.

The blindfold represents objectivity. Justice should be dealt from our courts objectively, without fear or favour, regardless of money, wealth, power, or identity. In her left hand, Lady Justice holds balance scales, which represent the weighing of evidence.

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.