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Congressman Trent Franks

Representing the 8th District of Arizona

Taxes and The Economy

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November 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Trent Franks commented on the House passage of the Republican Tax Reform plan in the following statement:

 

“This is a historic and landmark tax overhaul. It is not embellishment to say this tax bill will benefit Americans of all ages and income levels. More Americans keeping more of their hard-earned money is good for everyone.

 

June 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Trent Franks released the following statement following House passage of Trade Promotion Authority (219-211):

December 12, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-08) released the following statement regarding his "No" vote on the Ryan/Murray budget proposal:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

November 12, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Trent Franks (R- AZ 8th Dist.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, was joined by 39 of his colleagues in filing an amicus curiae brief over the weekend with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seeking to overturn Obamacare on the grounds that the law violates the Constitution’s Origination Clause.

October 10, 2013 Articles

The tax levied on Americans who don't buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional because it started in the wrong house of Congress in violation of the Constitution's Origination Clause, say arguments in a case on appeal before the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

"The Supreme Court … said the Obamacare tax is not an enforcement penalty," Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Tim Sandefur told Newsmax. "They said this is actually a revenue-raising tax, in which case the Origination Clause does apply."

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