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Key Votes

Mark Sanford, Jr.'s Voting Records on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

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: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
General Nov. 4, 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
April 3, 2014 HR 2575 Save American Workers Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(248 - 179)
Yea
Aug. 1, 2013 HR 2879 Stop Government Abuse Act Bill Passed - House
(239 - 176)
Yea
June 8, 2000 H Amdt 760 OSHA Ergonomic Protection Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(203 - 220)
Nay
March 9, 2000 H Amdt 594 Minimum Wage Increase-Two Year Raise Amendment Adopted - House
(246 - 179)
Nay
March 9, 2000 HR 3081 Small Business Tax Fairness Act of 2000 Bill Passed - House
(257 - 169)
Yea
March 9, 2000 HR 3846 Minimum Wage Increase bill Bill Passed - House
(282 - 143)
Nay
May 5, 1999 HR 833 Bankruptcy Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(313 - 108)
Yea
Sept. 24, 1998 HR 3736 Nonimmigrant Specialty Workers bill Bill Passed - House
(288 - 133)
Yea
April 1, 1998 H Amdt 548 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 225)
Yea
March 26, 1998 HR 3246 Small Business and Employee Fairness bill Bill Passed - House
(202 - 200)
Yea
March 19, 1997 HR 1 Compensatory Time Bill Bill Passed - House
(222 - 210)
Yea
Aug. 2, 1996 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(354 - 72)
Nay
Aug. 1, 1996 HR 3103 Health Insurance Portability bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(421 - 2)
Yea
July 30, 1996 HR 2391 Working Families Flexibility Act of 1996 Bill Passed - House
(225 - 195)
Yea
May 23, 1996 H Amdt 1084 Minimum Wage Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(266 - 162)
Nay
May 23, 1996 H Amdt 1085 Fair Labor Standards Act Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 229)
Yea
May 23, 1996 H Amdt 1085 Fair Labor Standards Act Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(239 - 188)
Yea
May 23, 1996 HR 1227 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House
(281 - 144)
Nay
May 22, 1996 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill Bill Passed - House
(414 - 10)
Yea
March 28, 1996 HR 3103 Health Insurance Portability bill Bill Passed - House
(267 - 151)
Yea
Sept. 27, 1995 HR 743 Teamwork for Employees and Managers Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(221 - 202)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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