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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

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Jul 20, 2016 Blog Post

Last week, the House voted on S. 304, the Conscience Protection Act, a bill that would prevent medical professionals from being forced to provide abortions, if doing so conflicts with their religious beliefs. The bill passed 245 to 182, and I voted yes.

Jul 19, 2016 Blog Post

A week ago, the House voted on H.R. 4768, the Separation of Powers Restoration Act. If this bill becomes law, the courts would be able to stop deferring to federal agencies during lawsuits on government regulations. The effect of the bill would be to make it much more difficult for this administration and future ones to enforce far-reaching regulations from agencies like the EPA.

Jul 13, 2016 Blog Post

Privacy and the Fourth Amendment still matter. Big time. Accordingly, I write on three votes that occurred in the House on Monday night: the Anti-Terrorism Information Sharing is Strength Act (H.R. 5606), the Enhancing Treasury’s Anti-Terror Tools Act (H.R. 5607) and finally H.R. 5602, which would expand the Treasury Department’s ability to closely examine private financial records.

Jul 12, 2016 Blog Post

Last week, the House voted on S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016. This bill would spend $324 million over 10 years to provide grants to combat drug addiction at the state and local level. While very well intended in its purpose, it was simply the conference report of a bill the House had already voted on.

Jul 9, 2016 Blog Post

In the category of catching up, just after midnight on Thursday morning, I spoke on the House floor in support of an amendment that Congressman Ken Buck and I offered to a spending bill for various financial services agencies. One of the agencies that receives its annual budget through this bill is the IRS, and our amendment would reduce the salary of the IRS Commissioner to zero.

Jul 8, 2016 Blog Post

Yesterday, the House voted on a bill to fund the agencies that enforce regulations of financial companies and the telecommunications industry as well as the IRS, the federal courts, the postal service, and the Small Business Administration. The bill passed 239 to 185, and I voted yes.

Jul 7, 2016 Press Release

For Immediate Release                                      Contact: ENZI - Max D'Onofrio - (202) 244-3424
July 7, 2016                                                                          SANFORD - Scott Jeffrey - (202) 255-3176

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