To say that it is an usual year in Washington would indeed be an understatement. In that vein, yesterday, the House passed its budget resolution for 2018.
Charleston, SC - Tomorrow, Rep. Mark Sanford will host U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) along with representatives from the Coast Guard, the South Carolina Ports Authority, Palmetto Railways, and the Army Corps of Engineers on a tour of the Port of Charleston.
Today, the House voted on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill which would prohibit elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill passed by a vote of 237 to 189, and I’d like to offer a few thoughts on why I voted as I did in supporting the measure.
Allow me to circle back again to a vote that occurred last week. Before I do though, let me state the obvious, which is that my thoughts and prayers go to the individuals and families who were affected in the tragedy of Las Vegas.
Can I go back to another vote of this week?
Sometimes, an occasional “I told you so” makes sense….
Such is the case with the Federal Aviation Administration/disaster tax relief bill that came up on Monday….
I voted against it and, at that time, said it was sure to come back up. Indeed, it did here just two days later, as we voted on it yesterday.
CHARLESTON, SC - Today, Representative Mark Sanford released his public schedule for Friday, September 29th through Monday, October 2nd.
Last night, I voted against H.R. 3823, the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017. I was one of seven Republicans who voted no, and given it was brought up under what’s called “suspension” - which requires a two-thirds majority for passage, the bill failed.