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Congressman Trent Franks

Representing the 8th District of Arizona

Press Releases

July 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-08) released the following statement after being appointed by Speaker Ryan to serve on the bipartisan conference committee charged with producing a final National Defense Authorization Act to fund the military and secure the homeland:

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).

June 7, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On June 7, a bipartisan group of 18 House members – led by Representatives Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Betty McCollum (D-MN) – wrote to Speaker Paul Ryan urging him to prioritize religious freedom in India during his meeting tomorrow with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, especially in light of ongoing violence and harassment against religious minorities, incl

May 5, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last week the House Armed Services Committee marked up the National Defense Authorization Act, the single piece of legislation the committee considers each fiscal year. Congressman Trent Franks offered several amendments to the legislation.

April 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In advance of today’s hearing on the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (HR 4924) which has 87 bipartisan cosponsors, Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, Congressman Trent Franks, issued the following statement:

February 25, 2016 Press Release


WASHINGTON, D.C.- As the field for the 2016 GOP Presidential Nominee continues to narrow, Congressman Trent Franks, suggesting that a combined Presidential ticket of Senators Cruz and Rubio may be the only way to win in November, released the following endorsement:

February 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- As the President announces his plan to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer prisoners to the United States, Congressman Trent Franks released the following statement:

January 27, 2016 Press Release
Planned Parenthood Expose Videos

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As reports of the grand jury indictment of two whistlebowers exposing Planned Parenthood come out of Houston Texas, Constitution Subcommittee Chairman Congressman Trent Franks released the following statement of support:

January 21, 2016 Press Release
March for Life 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Recalling his first trip to Washington for the March for Life over 30 years ago, Congressman Franks released the following statement on the eve of the 2016 March for Life:

January 7, 2016 Press Release
Over 1 million reached with video address to POTUS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Before the Christmas break, Rep. Trent Franks released a video address to President Obama in response to reports that his administration may exclude Christians and other religious minorities from a designation of genocide victims at the hands of ISIL. So far the video has been viewed over 250,000 times and has reached over 1 million people.


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