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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

Blog Posts

May 2, 2017 Blog Post

Congress voted last week to extend government funding for seven days, and it looks like tomorrow there will be another vote on a funding bill. This one will take us through the end of the federal government’s financial year, which is September 30.

May 1, 2017 Blog Post

Under the category of catch up on a Monday here in Washington, I wanted to let you know I introduced the Coastal Economies Protection Act on Friday.

Apr 28, 2017 Blog Post

You may have heard that members of Congress and their staff would be exempted from the state waiver provisions in the latest version of the American Health Care Act. Accordingly, I’ve signed on to a bill sponsored by Rep.

Apr 11, 2017 Blog Post

Congress is now home for the Easter recess, and given the fact that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement bill has stalled, we have a chance to consider what might come next.

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.