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Congressman Trent Franks

Representing the 8th District of Arizona

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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).

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June 8, 2016 Trent's Blog

Local eyewitnesses (along with Fox News, ARA News, and other outlets) are reporting that on Thursday last week in Mosul, Iraq, the Islamic State placed 19 Yezidi girls in iron cages and, before a crowd of hundreds, burned them alive for refusing to be their sex slaves.  This is the state in which President Obama will leave the Middle East.  It did not have to come to this, and would not have co

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 12, 2016 Articles

His Excellency Reuven Rivlin
President of the State of Israel
The Office of the President of Israel
3 HaNasi Street
Komemiut Neighborhood (Talbiyeh)
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Israel

Dear President Rivlin,

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 Speech

The following is Congressman Trent Franks' prepared opening statement for the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Hearing on HR 4924 the Prenatal Nondscrimination Act held Thursday, April 14, 2016.

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:

April 13, 2016 Trent's Blog

As the Obama Administration continues to ignore the growing, existential threat posed by Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) technology in the hands of a terrorist enemy such as Iran and ISIS or in the hands of a more conventionally armed but equally psychotic North Korea, and in light of the Senate Democrats’ continued intransigence in blocking important Homeland Security legislation, it is incumbent

March 16, 2016 Trent's Blog

A resurgent Russia, in their increasingly successful attempt to supplant American leadership in the Middle East, is exacting a terrible toll on innocent victims in Syria. 

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January 6, 2015 In The News
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September 26, 2013 In The News
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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