Today, I voted against the consortium vote that included the debt ceiling, federal flood insurance extension for 3 months, Harvey aid, and a few other extraneous items. I believe it was a real mistake and a loss for the taxpayer and even those of us who live along the coast who might one day be in need of further federal assistance. The measure however passed by a vote of 316 to 90.
It’s uncertain the degree to which Hurricane Irma will affect South Carolina, but it’s a reminder to go down the Scout's checklist and “Be Prepared” for all types of emergencies associated with peak hurricane season.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Mark Sanford released the following statement in response to the administration’s decision to reinstate the so-called 1033 program, which allows the Department of Defense to transfer surplus military equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies at no cost:
CHARLESTON, SC - Today, Representative Mark Sanford issued the following statement regarding the shooting on King Street in Charleston:
“My prayers are with those families affected by today’s shooting on King Street. The swift response by the men and women of the Charleston Police Department prevented even greater loss of life, and for that, I am grateful.”
Last month, the House voted on H.R. 23, the Gaining Responsibility Over Water Act. I was one of seven Republicans to vote no, but the bill passed 230 to 190. On its face, this bill seemed like a straightforward attempt to solve years of drought and groundwater depletion in the western United States.
CHARLESTON, SC - Today, Representative Mark Sanford released his public schedule for Wednesday, August 23 through Friday, August 25.