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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

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Nov 23, 2015 Press Release


November 23, 2015


Nov 20, 2015 Blog Post

The federal bureaucracy has been described as the "fourth branch of government." Huge agencies, staffed by 4 million federal employees, make decisions every day that in previous eras would have required congressional action.

Nov 20, 2015 Blog Post

These days it may seem like the President has the ability to declare war. He doesn't. That is solely Congress’s duty...given to the legislative branch in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution. This decision was deliberate.

Nov 19, 2015 Blog Post

Allow me two thoughts.

The problem with government regulation is that too often one size fits all. In fact, rarely in life does one size fit all.

Nov 18, 2015 Press Release



November 18, 2015

Nov 18, 2015 Blog Post

Yesterday afternoon, we voted on the Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act, sponsored by Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8). Right now, ten percent of federal highway funds are set aside for small businesses owned by women and members of racial or ethnic minorities. This bill would add small businesses owned by veterans to that list.

Nov 17, 2015 Blog Post

Yesterday, I wrote on the Syrian refugee issue, and mentioned that I had signed onto the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act of 2015 (H.R. 3314) offered by Rep. Brian Babin.

Nov 17, 2015 Blog Post

Last night, I voted on three suspension bills – which, as you may remember, are bills viewed as non-controversial and are accordingly considered under special procedure. Instead of a majority vote in the House, a suspension bill has to pass by a two-thirds supermajority.

Nov 17, 2015 Blog Post

On Friday, the President noted that “We have contained ISIS”...he made this proclamation just hours before the terrorist attacks took place in Paris.

Last year, he likened ISIS to a JV team….