Mark Sanford

[Congressional biography]

Born: May 28, 1960 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL


  • Furman University, B.A., 1983
  • University of Virginia, M.B.A., 1988

Military Service:

  • U.S. Air Force Reserve, 2002-2011


  • Owner of real estate firm
  • Farmer

Key House Vote Data for Mark Sanford in 2000

Key vote data shown on this page comes from the American Conservative Union (ACU/CPAC) and Voteview.

Click on the RESULT of a specific vote to see how all members voted.

2000-02-01 U.S.-Taiwan Military Ties [HR1838] Passed
No Vote
The House passed a bill strengthening military relations between the U.S. and the Republic of China (Taiwan).

2000-02-16 Product Liability Limits [HR2366] Passed
No Vote
The House passed a bill capping punitive damages against small businesses for unintentional product defects. The limits set are the lesser of $250 000 or three times the economic and non-economic damages.

2000-03-09 Tax Revisions [HR3081] Failed
The House refused to replace general tax cuts with a package of "targeted" cuts for favored individuals and groups.

2000-03-09 Minimum Wage [HR3846] Agreed To
The House voted to impose federal minimum wage standards on states despite a parliamentary ruling that the bill constituted an unfunded mandate.

2000-03-09 Minimum Wage [HR3846] Passed
The House passed a bill increasing the federal hourly minimum wage by $1 over two years.

2000-03-23 Fiscal 2001 Budget Resolution Conservative Substitute [HCONRES290] Rejected
Sununu (R-NH) conservative alternative to the Congressional Budget Resolution calling for less non-defense discretionary spending and more in defense discretionary spending than the budget resolution. The substitute also included $270 billion in tax cuts over five years, $70 billion more than the resolution.

2000-03-24 Fiscal 2001 Budget Resolution [HCONRES290] Agreed To
The House adopted a resolution setting spending and revenue targets for the next five years including $150 billion in tax cuts.

2000-03-29 Spending Caps [HR3908] Rejected
Sanford (R-SC) amendment striking all references to emergency designations in the bill. Passage of the amendment would have made all funds subject to the spending caps.

2000-03-29 Island of Vieques Military Training [HR3908] Rejected
Fowler (R-FL) amendment cutting $40 million for a public referendum on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques on whether the residents want to continue to allow the island to be used by the U.S. Navy.

2000-04-05 Partial-Birth Abortion Ban [HR3660] Passed
The House passed a bill banning the abortion procedure in which the physician partially delivers the fetus before completing the abortion.

2000-04-12 Tax Limitation Constitutional Amendment [HJRES94] Failed
The House defeated a resolution proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds majority vote of the entire House and Senate to raise taxes except in times of war or military conflict threatening national security.

2000-04-13 Tax Code Termination [HR4199] Passed
The House passed a bill abolishing the tax code except for the provisions that fund Social Security and Medicare by December 31, 2004. The bill recommended that Congress enact a new tax code by July 4, 2004.

2000-05-10 National Monument Designations [HR701] Rejected
Chenoweth (R-ID) amendment that would have prohibited the use of the Antiquities Act to designate national monuments without congressional approval.

2000-05-11 Land Conservation [HR701] Rejected
Sweeney (R-NY) amendment allowing local governments to veto proposed land acquisition projects under the Land and Water Conservation Fund within 90 days of notification.

2000-05-16 Avoiding Government Shutdowns [HR853] Rejected
Gekas (R-PA) amendment that would keep the federal government open at last year's spending levels in the event that appropriations bills are not enacted by the start of the fiscal year.

2000-05-17 Kosovo Operations [HR4205] Agreed To
No Vote
Kasich (R-OH) amendment that would stop funding for Kosovo operations after April 1, 2001, unless the President certifies that European nations are fulfilling their commitments toward this effort. If the President did not so certify, the money could be used only for withdrawing U.S. ground forces.

2000-05-18 Missile Production [HR4205] Rejected
Luther (D-MN) amendment ending Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missile production.

2000-06-08 Ergonomic Standards [HR4577] Rejected
Traficant (D-OH) amendment to prohibit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration from issuing regulations in the area of ergonomics. ACU finds this whole area hazy and ill-defined, and opposes federal involvement in workplace standards.

2000-06-15 National Endowment for the Arts [HR4578] Rejected
Stearns (R-FL) amendment that would decrease appropriations for the National Endowment for the Arts by $2 million. ACU opposes federal funding for the arts and supported the amendment.

2000-06-26 Gun Safety [HR4690] Rejected
Hostettler (R-IN) amendment prohibiting the Justice Department from implementing the settlement between the federal government and gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson under which S&W would manufacture only "safe" guns.

2000-07-13 Taxpayer Funded Abortions [HR4811] Rejected
Greenwood (R-PA) amendment which was designed to overturn the Mexico City policy which restricts U.S. funding of organizations directly or indirectly performing abortions in a foreign country.

2000-07-20 Cuban Economic Embargo [HR4871] Rejected
Rangel (D-NY) amendment designed to lift the economic embargo on Communist Cuba.

2000-07-27 Social Security Tax Repeal [HR4865] Passed
The House passed a bill reducing the percentage of Social Security benefits that are taxable from 85 percent to 50 percent which was the level up until 1993.

2000-09-07 Estate Tax Repeal [HR8] Veto Sustained
The House failed to override President Clinton's veto of a bill reducing and ultimately repealing the death tax by 2010.

2000-09-13 Alleviate Marriage Penalty Tax [HR4810] Veto Sustained
The House failed to override President Clinton's veto of a bill reducing taxes for married couples by approximately $89.8 billion over five years and substantially eliminating the tax penalty for married couples.

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