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Congressman Trent Franks

Representing the 8th District of Arizona

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July 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House voted for a package of sweeping sanctions against North Korea, Russian and Iran – three regimes that threaten their neighbors and undermine the United States’ national security. The sanctions provide the United States important leverage.

Congressman Franks released the following statement in support of today’s vote for sanctions:


May 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 30, the Missile Defense Agency successfully tested a Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) against a "complex, threat-representative ICBM target" for the first time in history. The target ICBM was launched from the Reagan Test Site on the Kwajalein Atoll and intercepted from our GBI field on Vandenberg Air Force Base. Congressman Franks said of the test:

April 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Last night, President Trump ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where a deadly chemical attack was launched on Tuesday. Strategic Forces Subcommittee Vice Chairman, Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ), released the following statement in support of this proportional response:

March 3, 2017 Page

Below is the prepared testimony of Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona, delivered before the House Budget Commitee on March 1, 2017.

January 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today President Trump issued a statement (below) regarding the Executive Order concerning extreme vetting of immigrants from countries with terrorism ties. Congressman Trent Franks made the following statement in response to the President’s Executive Order and the ensuing hysteria from the Left:


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