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.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Mark Sanford (R-SC) joined Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN), Mike Bishop (R-MI), and Terri Sewell (D-AL) in leading a bipartisan letter - signed by 72 of their colleagues - to United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
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.
Milton Friedman once observed that if you put the government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there would be a shortage of sand.
His simple point was that by its very nature, our government was not designed for efficiency.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Mark Sanford announced that his district staff will be conducting November satellite office hours, per the schedule below.
CHARLESTON, SC - Today, Representative Mark Sanford released his public schedule for Saturday, November 4th through Monday, November 6th.
Today, the House voted in favor of a Senate amendment to H.Con.Res. 71, the House Budget Resolution for 2018. The amendment was actually a whole budget in itself, which replaced the original House-passed text entirely. In other words, the vote was really on the Senate’s budget.