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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

Blog Posts

Dec 26, 2017 Blog Post

This window between Christmas and New Years represents my last chance to catch up on a number of legislative matters we voted on, but I couldn’t get out there given other posts that were stacked up.

Dec 22, 2017 Blog Post

There’s always a story behind the story…and such was the case on Thursday with debate that surrounded the continuing resolution intended to keep government up and open.

Dec 19, 2017 Blog Post

It’s been 31 years since a major tax bill was signed into law, and Congress is on the verge of passing another one this week.

Dec 15, 2017 Blog Post

Too often in solving problems with government answers, we never get down to addressing the real problem. And getting to the root of the problem is in fact the key to fixing it.

Dec 11, 2017 Blog Post

I can’t quite ever seem to keep up with posting about all the votes that are occurring...but I try my best. In that realm, can I circle back around to an interesting recent vote on a bill that renews two copper-nickel mining leases on national forest land in Minnesota.

Dec 8, 2017 Blog Post

There are few issues out there that generate as much political energy as guns do. On the one hand, I would argue the Second Amendment is the teeth behind every other right promised to us in the Bill of Rights. It’s something that I and many others feel strongly about when we talk about freedom and its sustainability.

Nov 28, 2017 Blog Post

Happy post-Thanksgiving!

I do hope that yours was a good one. Thanksgiving really is my favorite holiday...ours is a frenetic one with lots of outdoors, hunting, and more down at the farm. In whatever your tradition might be, I do hope that you were with family, friends, and loved ones….

Nov 18, 2017 Blog Post

This past week, the House passed Resolution 599, which expresses the need for a political solution in Yemen consistent with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2216 or as otherwise agreed to by the parties. In short form, it expresses the sense of Congress in regards to our strategy in Yemen. The measure passed, but I was one of 30 who voted against the bill, and here’s why:

Nov 16, 2017 Blog Post

A few moments ago, the House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. It passed by a vote of 227 to 205, and with mixed feelings, I voted yes. In some measure, I did so as a vote to continue the process because many Republicans from Northeastern states want to keep the tax exemptions currently favorable to high tax states - and for the process to continue, my vote was needed.

Nov 14, 2017 Blog Post

Today, the House voted on the finalized version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and it passed 356 to 70. I voted yes.

This bill was the conference report, which is the negotiated version between the House and Senate bills.