Representative Marshall 'Mark' Clement Sanford, Jr.'s Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (SC) - District 1, Republican
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12/04/15 Blog: I don't know of a person who would not like to see better funding for roads and bridges. It's something most would agree on, and yet, the question is how we get there. 12/03/15 Blog: Yesterday, we voted on the conference report on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 12/02/15 Blog: Yesterday afternoon, the House passed H.R. 4127, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, by a vote of 364 to 58 12/01/15 Blog: One can believe in an outcome…but disagree with the road map that would get you there. I think we would all like to see less in the way of emissions in the air we breathe 11/20/15 Blog: The federal bureaucracy has been described as the "fourth branch of government" 11/20/15 Blog: These days it may seem like the President has the ability to declare war. He doesn't. That is solely Congress's duty... 11/19/15 Blog: Allow me two thoughts. The problem with government regulation is that too often one size fits all. In fact, rarely in life does one size fit all. 11/18/15 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Halt Acceptance of Refugees 11/18/15 Blog: Yesterday afternoon, we voted on the Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act 11/18/15 Sanford Supports National Suspension of Syrian Refugee Entry into United States 11/17/15 Blog: On Friday, the President noted that "We have contained ISIS"...he made this proclamation just hours before the terrorist attacks took place in Paris 11/17/15 Blog: Last night, I voted on three suspension bills 11/17/15 Blog: Yesterday, I wrote on the Syrian refugee issue, and mentioned that I had signed onto the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act of 2015 (H.R. 3314) 11/06/15 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Bring Authorization for use of Military Force to House Floor for Debate and Vote 11/06/15 Blog: Yesterday morning, we voted again on the National Defense Authorization Act 11/05/15 Blog: Late last night, I voted on nine different amendments to the Highway Bill 11/05/15 Blog: For too long, Congress has relied on temporary measures to maintain federal highway funding 11/03/15 Letter to President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority - Violence in the West Bank and Israel 10/28/15 Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act 10/27/15 Blog: This administration continues to over-reach 10/27/15 Blog: I haven't seen it, but apparently there is a show called The Walking Dead in which zombies charge into homes in rural Georgia 10/24/15 Blog: I've fallen a bit behind this week in offering updates on what's happening in the House and what we're voting on, so I wanted to take a minute to remedy that! 10/23/15 Blog: Several friends at home have asked why I planned to vote for Chairman Paul Ryan for Speaker, and, accordingly, I am writing 10/21/15 Blog: There are a lot of moving parts in Washington right now with the upcoming Speaker race and the ongoing Presidential campaigns 10/21/15 Default Prevention Act 10/21/15 Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Action 10/13/15 Blog: Last week, the House Budget Committee approved legislation known as a Reconciliation Bill that included provisions repealing parts--but not all--of Obamacare 10/09/15 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader - Fiscal Discipline in Year End Spending 10/09/15 Blog: The saying is that if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and acts like a duck…it's probably a duck. This was the case with today's vote on H.R. 702 10/08/15 Blog: One of the more significant votes cast by any member of Congress is for Speaker of the House 9/29/15 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader - Implementation of Positive Train Control 9/18/15 Blog: Last night, I voted in favor of the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act, which was passed by a vote of 241 to 185 9/18/15 Blog: Today, there were strong emotions on both sides of the Planned Parenthood debate 9/16/15 Blog: 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 9/15/15 Blog: Did you see what I saw in the paper today? 9/11/15 Blog: I was in Congress during the 1990's when then-President Clinton made a deal with North Korea 9/10/15 Approval of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action 9/09/15 I made the observation to many during August that I thought September would be an incredibly explosive time in Washington. 8/29/15 In case you missed it, I've spent a significant part of the last three weeks making my way around the Lowcountry 8/22/15 For many, this has been a busy week with the start of a new school year here in the Lowcountry. 8/21/15 The Guantanamo Bay issue is in the news, and I suspect you will see and hear much more to come. 8/07/15 Last night was one of the more interesting debates I have ever seen. 8/06/15 Hope your Thursday is going well…at the moment it's a very rainy one in Charleston! 8/05/15 I hope your day is going well. Mine has been busy given we kicked off our Lowcountry Listening Tour yesterday 8/05/15 Denham Concludes Bipartisan Bakken Tour 7/31/15 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Ernest Moniz, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary, Tom Vilsack, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary - Biomass Energy 7/31/15 The Planned Parenthood issue has certainly been in the press lately, and I think it's worth touching on regardless of where one may stand on the issue of abortion. 7/30/15 Yesterday, there were two important votes of note. 7/30/15 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Planned Parenthood Videos 7/29/15 Letter to Colleagues, United States House Republican Conference - Action on Health, Retirement, and Economic Security Programs