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Congressman Trent Franks

Representing the 8th District of Arizona


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July 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Trent Franks, who had helped introduce a bill that would give Charlie Gard lawful permanent status, reacted to the news that Charlie Gard passed away, one week before his first birthday:


July 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Earlier this week, an Obama-appointed judge with numerous explicit ties to Planned Parenthood in San Francisco held David Daleiden in contempt of court and ordered him and his team to pay a $137,000 fine. David Daleiden is the founder of the Center for Medical Progress who became famous in 2015 for releasing damaging videos revealing Planned Parenthood executives negotiating prices for aborted baby parts.

May 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- 122 Members of Congress are urging the Prime Minister of Ethiopia to reconsider his April 21st decision to suspend international adoptions.  The order has left more than 200 U.S. families, and the Ethiopian children they are trying to bring home, in a heartbreaking limbo.

June 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington D.C. On June 10, 2016, Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA)and Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) introduced bipartisan legislation, The Adoptee Citizenship Act, H.R. 5454, to guarantee citizenship to international adoptees. Similar legislation has been introduced in the Senate, S.2275 by Senator Klobuchar (D-MN) and Senator Coats (R-IN). Often, when children are adopted, the required paperwork is not filed and the children are never naturalized. With the passage of the Child Citizenship Act of 2000, most international adoptees were granted citizenship.

July 26, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-02) issued the following statement in regards to the bombing and shooting at a youth Labor Party camp in Oslo and Otoya that not only shocked a peaceful nation but rippled through the rest of the world:
"Today, I wish to send my condolences to the people of Norway in light of the horrific attacks that killed 76 innocent civilians. My heart is especially with the bereaved families who have lost the dearest loved ones they may have in this world.


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