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Key Votes

Mark Sanford, Jr.'s Voting Records on Issue: Federal, State and Local Relations

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
July 16, 2014 H Amdt 1086 Prohibits States from Penalizing a Bank for Providing Financial Services to Marijuana Businesses Amendment Adopted - House
(231 - 192)
Yea
July 16, 2014 H Amdt 1093 Prohibits Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from Preventing States from Implementing Broadband Internet Access Service Laws Amendment Adopted - House
(223 - 200)
Yea
July 16, 2014 H Amdt 1098 Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws Amendment Adopted - House
(241 - 181)
Yea
May 30, 2014 H Amdt 748 Prohibits Federal Agencies from Preventing States from Authorizing the Use of Medical Marijuana Amendment Adopted - House
(219 - 189)
Yea
Jan. 9, 2014 HR 2279 Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(225 - 188)
Yea
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 507 Specifies the Authority of the Secretary of Interior on the Regulation of Methane Emissions Amendment Rejected - House
(190 - 230)
Nay
Nov. 20, 2013 HR 2728 Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act Bill Passed - House
(235 - 187)
Yea
Oct. 16, 2013 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(285 - 144)
Nay
Oct. 1, 2013 H J Res 71 District of Columbia Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Failed - House
(265 - 163)
Yea
Sept. 20, 2013 HR 1526 Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act Bill Passed - House
(244 - 173)
Yea
Sept. 12, 2013 HR 2775 No Subsidies Without Verification Act Bill Passed - House
(235 - 191)
Yea
July 25, 2013 HR 2218 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(265 - 155)
Yea
June 28, 2013 HR 2231 Offshore Energy and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(235 - 186)
Nay
June 20, 2013 H Amdt 231 Authorizes States to Require Federal Welfare Work Requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 198)
Yea
June 21, 2000 H Amdt 858 EPA Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(208 - 216)
Nay
June 7, 2000 H Amdt 745 San Rafael Swell Area Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(212 - 211)
Yea
June 7, 2000 H Amdt 748 San Rafael Legacy District Motor Vehicle Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(210 - 214)
Yea
May 11, 2000 H Amdt 694 Local Government Participation Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(187 - 238)
Nay
May 11, 2000 HR 701 Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999 Bill Passed - House
(315 - 102)
Nay
May 10, 2000 HR 3709 Regarding Internet Taxation Bill Passed - House
(352 - 75)
Nay
Nov. 3, 1999 HR 3194 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(216 - 210)
Yea
Oct. 28, 1999 HR 3064 DC/Labor/HHS/Education FY 2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(218 - 211)
Nay
Oct. 14, 1999 HR 3064 District of Columbia Appropriations Act, FY 2000 Bill Passed - House
(211 - 205)
Yea
June 17, 1999 H Amdt 200 Ten Commandments Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(248 - 180)
Yea
Aug. 7, 1998 HR 4380 District of Columbia FY99 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(214 - 206)
Yea
Aug. 6, 1998 H Amdt 862 Federal Campaign Finance Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(147 - 222)
Nay
Aug. 6, 1998 H Amdt 865 Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(180 - 243)
Nay
Aug. 3, 1998 H Amdt 690 Shays Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(237 - 186)
Yea
July 15, 1998 HR 3682 Child Custody Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(276 - 150)
Yea
May 22, 1998 HR 2400 Transportation Reauthorization bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(297 - 86)
Did Not Vote
April 30, 1998 S 1502 Washington, D.C. School Vouchers bill Bill Passed - House
(214 - 206)
Yea
April 29, 1998 HR 3717 Needle Exchange Funding Ban Bill Passed - House
(287 - 140)
Yea
April 1, 1998 HR 2400 Transportation Reauthorization bill Bill Passed - House
(337 - 80)
Nay
March 4, 1998 HR 856 Puerto Rico Political Status bill Bill Passed - House
(209 - 208)
Nay
Feb. 5, 1998 HR 2846 National Student Testing bill Bill Passed - House
(242 - 174)
Yea
Oct. 9, 1997 HR 2607 District of Columbia FY98 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(203 - 202)
Yea
May 16, 1997 HR 1385 Training Programs bill Bill Passed - House
(343 - 60)
Nay
Aug. 2, 1996 S 1316 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1995 Conference Report Adopted - House
(392 - 30)
Yea
July 22, 1996 H Amdt 1309 Non-Federally Funded Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 223)
Nay
July 12, 1996 H Amdt 1286 Definition of Marriage Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(103 - 311)
Nay
July 12, 1996 HR 3396 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Bill Passed - House
(342 - 67)
Yea
June 20, 1996 H Amdt 1190 Tribal Land Trust Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(212 - 206)
Yea
June 6, 1996 H Amdt 1133 Wisconsin Welfare Reform Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 233)
Nay
June 6, 1996 HR 3562 Wisconsin Welfare Reform Bill Bill Passed - House
(289 - 136)
Yea
March 20, 1996 H Amdt 969 Denying Public Education to Undocumented Immigrants Amendment Adopted - House
(257 - 163)
Nay
March 7, 1996 H Amdt 946 Medicaid Funded Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(198 - 222)
Nay
Feb. 28, 1996 H Amdt 935 Dairy Program Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(258 - 164)
Yea
Dec. 21, 1995 HR 4 Welfare Reform Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(245 - 178)
Yea
Nov. 2, 1995 HR 2546 Appropriations Bill FY 96, District of Columbia Bill Passed - House
(224 - 191)
Yea
Sept. 20, 1995 H Amdt 814 Drinking and Driving Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(223 - 203)
Nay

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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