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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

Blog Posts

Feb 9, 2017 Blog Post

After President Trump was elected, the Obama administration passed 150 “midnight” rules over its last 60 days in office. They weren't debated. They were again just edicts from Washington.

Feb 7, 2017 Blog Post

Government agencies have increasingly taken on the role of creating de facto legislation in the form of rules. They do not get debated as legislation does. They are edicts from government and represent much of what people across this country are rebelling from and sick of….

Jan 31, 2017 Blog Post

I’d ask that you take a look at the video below....

Jan 31, 2017 Blog Post

If politics is considered in part theater, President Trump’s opening act has been a most colorful one. The media, critics and even supporters swing from being confounded, frightened or elated by the possibility of what might come next — but those perceptions can change in 10-minute increments given the administration’s blitzkrieg-like movement forward.

Jan 17, 2017 Blog Post

On Friday, the House voted on S. 84, a bill that would exempt General James Mattis from the current requirement that military officers be retired for seven years before serving as Secretary of Defense. I voted in favor of the bill, and it passed by a vote of 268 to 151.

Jan 13, 2017 Blog Post

Yesterday afternoon, the House voted on H.R. 78, the SEC Regulatory Accountability Act. The bill passed by a vote of 243 to 184, and I voted for it. Let me explain.

Jan 13, 2017 Blog Post

Today, the House voted on one of the most significant pieces of legislation in recent years, S.Con.Res. 3, a bill that will start the process of repealing Obamacare. I voted in favor of this bill, and it passed by a vote of 227 to 198. Allow me to explain the three main reasons why I ultimately voted in favor of it.

Jan 12, 2017 Blog Post

Staying on course with last week’s theme of reforming the regulatory process, I wanted to let you know the House voted yesterday on H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017. I voted for the bill, and it passed 238 to 183.

Jan 11, 2017 Blog Post

Every once in awhile, Congress votes on a bill with a worthy objective but a flawed process. I believe that to be the case when it comes to H.R. 39, the TALENT Act, a bill that would make the Presidential Innovation Fellows program permanent. Last year, I was one of 8 members of the House, all Republicans, to vote against it, and it passed by a vote of 409 to 8.

Jan 9, 2017 Blog Post

Congress is now back in session, but before I am wrapped up completely in national issues, I want to float an idea and ask for your help.