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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

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Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Mark Sanford sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, asking them to review the use of cell phone jamming technology within prisons and providing suggestions of how to mitigate the proliferation of illegal wireless devices within state and local correctional facilities. 

Jul 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Mark Sanford welcomed Pastor Don Johnson of Harbour Lake Baptist Church in Goose Creek to the House of Representatives. Pastor Johnson served as the guest chaplain for the day, offering the opening prayer on the House floor.

Pastor Johnson offered the following prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Jul 25, 2017 Blog Post

The countries of North Korea, Iran, and Russia have become a greater threat to the security of our country of late, and consequently, Congress has reacted. Today, we passed H.R.

Jul 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - On Friday, Representative Mark Sanford signed on as a cosponsor of H.R. 1938, the President-Elect Release of Tax Return Act, introduced by Representative Tom Garrett (R-VA), to require future Presidents-elect to release personal tax returns.

He released the following statement:  


Jul 20, 2017 Blog Post

As promised on Wednesday, let me highlight a few amendments in the annual defense authorization bill that I thought significant. Again, I missed them because I was in Beaufort for my mom’s funeral, but I thought I owed you an explanation on these amendments that I found more controversial or more difficult to understand.

Jul 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Mark Sanford released the following statement after the Army Corps of Engineers signed a Project Partnership Agreement with the South Carolina Ports Authority, which officially starts the construction phase of the Charleston Harbor Deepening project: 

Jul 19, 2017 Press Release

CHARLESTON, SC - Today, Representative Mark Sanford released his public schedule for Thursday, July 20 through Saturday, July 22.


Jul 18, 2017 Blog Post

Under the category of catching up, last week the House voted on H.R. 2810, the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). I voted for the bill, and it passed 344 to 81. More than anything, it represents a vision statement on the configuration of our military, and given its importance, my bias is to support these bills when I can.