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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.

July 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) and Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-08) released the following statement in response to reports that Charlie Gard’s parents have withdrawn their petition seeking to bring their son to the U.S. for experimental medical treatment:

 

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.

July 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  After news that Senator John McCain had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer, Rep. Trent Franks issued the following statement:

 

June 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Last night, the House Armed Services Committee approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) after fourteen hours of debate and amendments. The NDAA authorizes $696.5 billion in defense spending for 2018, a 10% increase over the proposed Obama budget.

June 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed two bills – the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act and Kate’s Law – that are designed to create safe cities and protect American citizens from violence. The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act begins to address the problem of “sanctuary cities,” or cities that choose to not comply with federal immigration laws.

June 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Franks has made the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement:

June 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Following the announcement of President Trump signing a waiver to postpone moving the Israeli embassy to Jerusalem for six months, Congressman Franks has made the following statement:

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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.

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.

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Now that the House of Representatives has voted to defund Obamacare — which even Democratic Sen. Max Baucus called “a huge train wreck” — the liberal media and the Democrats have demonized and mischaracterized this exercise of Congress‘ constitutional power over the purse as an irresponsible and futile attempt to shut down the government.

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