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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina


Feb 9, 2014 Newsletters
It’s hard to believe we’re already a month into 2014, but it has indeed been a busy first month! Before we go too much further, just as businesses give their shareholders an annual review of their performance, I wanted to share an “end of the year” review of all that we worked on in the months we have had in Washington.
Dec 14, 2013 Newsletters
Why is it that spending always seems to win in any government? Jefferson warned two hundred years ago that the normal course of things was for government to gain ground and for liberty to yield, and unfortunately yesterday’s Ryan-Murray budget deal was another data point in support of our third President’s hypothesis. I voted against the deal because it raised spending while shattering Washington’s only current platform for financial constraint.
Nov 25, 2013 Newsletters
Things in Washington have slowed a bit since October, but in many ways this is but the calm before the storm - so there is no shortage of information on which to update you and accordingly I offer a few thoughts.
Oct 18, 2013 Newsletters
Last night by a vote of 285-144 the House extended the Continuing Resolution through January 15th and raised the debt ceiling through February 7th.
Oct 11, 2013 Newsletters

The government shutdown is ongoing, approaching a full two weeks in as I write this, but the direction of the debate is changing and I wanted to update you on it. Congress still hasn’t reached agreement on reopening the government, but facing the reality of needing to raise the debt ceiling by Thursday of next week, the issues of shutdown and debt ceiling have now merged.