Representative Mark Sanford, Jr.'s Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (SC) - District 1, Republican
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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 Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Action 10/21/15 Default Prevention Act 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 Denham Concludes Bipartisan Bakken Tour 8/05/15 I hope your day is going well. Mine has been busy given we kicked off our Lowcountry Listening Tour yesterday 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 7/28/15 Often, I'll hear from business owners -- of both large and small businesses -- that they are drowning in the constant addition of new federal rules and regulations. 7/25/15 Our Founding Fathers intended for us to be a nation of laws and not men. 7/24/15 Over the past week, I have heard from many people at home regarding their interest in H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. 7/23/15 The tragedy of Chattanooga and the five marines who died tragically did not represent the first recruitment center that's been attacked here in the homeland. 7/23/15 Sanford Releases Statement on Senate Panel Vote to Lift Cuba Travel Ban 7/22/15 Letter to the Hon. Ashton Carter, Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense - Allow Service Members To Carry Firearms 7/22/15 Monday morning's decision by the United Nations and the European Union to endorse the Iran nuclear deal was significant... 7/21/15 Yesterday, the Cuban flag was raised over its embassy in Washington for the first time in more than 50 years. 7/14/15 I was here in Congress and on the International Relations Committee when then-President Clinton struck a deal with another rogue nation, North Korea 7/14/15 Sanford Releases Statement of Iran Nuclear Deal 7/09/15 Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Armed Services Committee and Defense Appropriations Subcommittee - Concerns Surrounding the Transfer of Military Property 7/09/15 Letter to Mac Thornberry, Chairman of House Armed Services Committee, Adam Smith, Ranking Member of House Armed Services Committee, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of House Defense Appropriations Subcommittte,and Peter Visclosky, Ranking Member of House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee - National Guard 7/09/15 Sanford Releases Statement on Historical Flag Vote 7/08/15 Today, the House finished debating the Student Success Act 7/08/15 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 6/25/15 Politico Magazine - Congress at War: The Capitol Hill Ranks on Why They Enlisted and What It Means Now 6/24/15 CNN "Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees" - Transcript: On the Confederate Battle Flag in South Carolina 6/23/15 Moment of Silence for Victims of Shooting at Emanuel Ame Church, Charleston, South Carolina 6/17/15 Removal of United States Armed Forces From Iraq and Syria 6/04/15 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 6/03/15 There Was Some Good News and Bad News Yesterday as Concerns the Protection of Civil Liberties in this Country...

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