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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

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Oct 9, 2015 Blog Post

The saying is that if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and acts like a duck…it’s probably a duck.

Oct 8, 2015 Blog Post

One of the more significant votes cast by any member of Congress is for Speaker of the House. Today, in Conference, I will cast this vote, and while I would have loved for someone like Trey Gowdy to have run, he made it clear he was unwilling to do so.

Oct 8, 2015 Press Release

 

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October 8, 2015

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SANFORD ANNOUNCES SPECIAL OFFICE HOURS FOR FLOOD ASSISTANCE

Oct 4, 2015 Blog Post

My prayers go out to those affected by today's flooding and what has occurred over the weekend. Though we have been spared the fury of the hurricane offshore, it is hard to believe what we're witnessing not only here in the Lowcountry, but across the state with historic rainfall and catastrophic flooding.

Oct 2, 2015 Blog Post

We’ve been incredibly lucky and blessed this storm season. But Joaquin is a powerful storm, and a reminder of Mother Nature’s destructive potential. Given that the storm is headed out to sea, it’s once again a reminder to go down the Scout's checklist and “Be prepared” for all types of emergencies.

Oct 1, 2015 Blog Post

The House voted this afternoon on the Conference Report to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2016, which authorizes defense spending for next year. The report passed by a vote of 270 to 156, and I very much wanted to vote for this authorization given I believe military spending is a core function of government.

Sep 23, 2015 Press Release

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SANFORD WELCOMES CONSTITUENTS FOR POPE’S ADDRESS TO JOINT MEETING OF CONGRESS

Sep 18, 2015 Blog Post

Today, there were strong emotions on both sides of the Planned Parenthood debate.

Sep 18, 2015 Blog Post

Last night, I voted in favor of the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act, which was passed by a vote of 241 to 185. This bill would make compensation mandatory for victims of frivolous lawsuits – meaning the claim has no basis in law or fact – and requires sanctions against the person making a frivolous claim as well as their lawyer.

Sep 16, 2015 Blog Post

Tonight’s debate will be interesting, and among all the back and forth, I hope there is a more substantive discussion on government spending and waste. In that light, I ran across the findings of a new audit by the Office of the Inspector General that highlighted how the U.S.

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