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Key Votes

Mark Sanford, Jr.'s Voting Records on Issue: Defense

Full Name: Marshall 'Mark' Clement Sanford, Jr.
Office: U.S. House (SC) - District 1, Republican
First Elected: 05/07/2013
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
Primary June 10, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Fiancée: Maria Belen Chapur; 4 Children: Marshall, Landon, Bolton, Blake
Birth Date: 05/28/1960
Birth Place: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Home City: Charleston, SC
Religion: Protestant

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 18, 2013 H Amdt 463 Amends the Definition of "Strategic and Critical Minerals" Amendment Rejected - House
(187 - 241)
Nay
Sept. 18, 2013 H Amdt 466 Requires Mine Operators to Include the Cost of Cleanup in Financial Insurance Amendment Rejected - House
(191 - 235)
Nay
Sept. 18, 2013 HR 761 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(246 - 178)
Yea
July 24, 2013 H Amdt 413 Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the PATRIOT Act Amendment Rejected - House
(205 - 217)
Yea
July 24, 2013 HR 2397 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014 Bill Passed - House
(315 - 109)
Yea
July 23, 2013 H Amdt 375 Prohibits the Use of Funds to Appoint Chaplains Without an Endorsing Agency Amendment Adopted - House
(253 - 173)
Yea
June 14, 2013 H Amdt 167 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees to Yemen Amendment Adopted - House
(236 - 188)
Yea
June 14, 2013 H Amdt 168 Establishes Framework for the Closing of the Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by December 1, 2014 Amendment Rejected - House
(174 - 249)
Nay
June 14, 2013 HR 1960 Authorizes Military Sexual Assault Victims to Decide who Determines Their Case Bill Passed - House
(315 - 108)
Yea
June 6, 2013 HR 2217 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(245 - 182)
Nay
June 4, 2013 H Amdt 84 Authorizes Funds for the Construction of United States Prison for Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Amendment Rejected - House
(170 - 254)
Nay
May 18, 2000 H Amdt 723 School of the Americas Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(204 - 214)
Yea
May 17, 2000 H Amdt 714 Continued Deployment of Forces in Kosovo Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(264 - 153)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 1, 2000 HR 1838 Taiwan Security Enhancement Act Bill Passed - House
(341 - 70)
Did Not Vote
July 29, 1999 HR 2465 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(412 - 8)
Yea
July 22, 1999 HR 2561 Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000 Bill Passed - House
(379 - 45)
Yea
July 13, 1999 HR 2465 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(418 - 4)
Yea
June 10, 1999 HR 1401 FY2000-2001 Defense Authorization bill Bill Passed - House
(365 - 58)
Yea
May 18, 1999 HR 1141 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report Conference Report Adopted - House
(269 - 158)
Nay
April 28, 1999 H Con Res 82 Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from the Balkans resolution Resolution Failed - House
(139 - 290)
Yea
April 28, 1999 S Con Res 21 Kosovo Resolution Resolution Failed - House
(213 - 213)
Nay
March 24, 1999 HR 1141 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report Bill Passed - House
(220 - 211)
Nay
March 18, 1999 HR 4 National Missile Defense bill Bill Passed - House
(317 - 105)
Yea
Oct. 5, 1998 HR 4655 Iraqi Liberation Act of 1998 Bill Passed - House
(360 - 38)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 28, 1998 HR 4103 Defense Department FY99 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(369 - 43)
Nay
Sept. 24, 1998 HR 3616 Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(373 - 50)
Yea
Sept. 17, 1998 H Amdt 907 US Army School of the Americas Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(201 - 212)
Yea
Sept. 17, 1998 HR 4569 Appropriations Bill FY99, Foreign Operations Bill Passed - House
(255 - 161)
Nay
June 24, 1998 HR 4103 Defense Department FY99 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(358 - 61)
Nay
June 22, 1998 HR 4059 Military Construction FY99 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(396 - 10)
Yea
May 21, 1998 HR 3616 Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill Bill Passed - House
(357 - 60)
Yea
April 30, 1998 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(242 - 163)
Nay
March 31, 1998 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(212 - 208)
Yea
March 18, 1998 H Con Res 227 Bosnia and Herzegovina U.S. Troop Removal Resolution Resolution Failed - House
(193 - 225)
Yea
Feb. 5, 1998 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill Veto Override Passed - House
(347 - 69)
Nay
Nov. 8, 1997 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill Bill Passed - House
(352 - 64)
Nay
Oct. 28, 1997 HR 1119 Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(286 - 123)
Yea
Sept. 25, 1997 HR 2266 Defense Department FY98 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(356 - 65)
Nay
Sept. 4, 1997 H Amdt 314 Army School of the Americas amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(210 - 217)
Nay
July 29, 1997 HR 2266 Defense Department FY98 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(322 - 105)
Nay
June 25, 1997 HR 1119 Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill Bill Passed - House
(304 - 120)
Yea
June 24, 1997 H Amdt 203 Bosnia Deployment Termination Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(278 - 148)
Yea
June 24, 1997 H Amdt 204 Bosnia Deployment Extension Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 231)
Yea
June 23, 1997 H Amdt 198 B-2 Bomber Program Termination Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(209 - 216)
Yea
Aug. 1, 1996 HR 3230 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 Conference Report Adopted - House
(285 - 132)
Yea
June 13, 1996 H Amdt 1164 Department of Defense Appropriations Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 219)
Yea
June 13, 1996 H Amdt 1167 Spaced-based Weapons Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(190 - 208)
Nay
May 15, 1996 H Amdt 1057 Cooperative Threat Reduction Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(202 - 220)
Yea
May 15, 1996 H Amdt 1058 Former Soviet Union Defense Conversion Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(249 - 171)
Yea
May 15, 1996 HR 3230 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 Bill Passed - House
(272 - 153)
Yea

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