Sanford receives subcommittee assignments

      WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCIV) -- U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford received his subcommittee assignments on Friday.

      He will serve on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure's Water, Resources and Environment Subcommittee, the Coastguard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, and the Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Subcommittee.

      In addition, he will serve on Homeland Security's Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications Subcommittee and the Transportation Security subcommittee.

      "Subcommittees give Members the opportunity to narrow their focus on issues of great importance to their districts," Sanford said. "The subcommittees on which I will serve will allow me to delve into greater detail on high priorities for the Lowcountry."

      In May, Sanford won the 1st District seat he held for three terms in the 1990s.