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Trent Franks' Public Statements on Issue: Defense

Full Name: Trent Franks
Office: U.S. House (AZ) - District 8, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Republican for U.S. House - District 8
Primary Aug. 26, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Josephine; 2 Children: Joshua, Emily
Birth Date: 06/19/1957
Birth Place: Uravan, CO
Home City: Peoria, AZ
Religion: Baptist
Date Title
April 15, 2014 Letter to Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force - Religious Freedom in the Air Force
Feb. 12, 2014 The Moscow Times - Time to START Over on Missile Defense
Oct. 23, 2013 Letter to Senator Patty Murray and Representative Paul Ryan - Maintain Defense Spending in House Budget
Sept. 19, 2013 Franks Calls for Authorization of Military Force in Iran
Aug. 1, 2013 Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel
July 23, 2013 Congressmen Commend EU decision on Hezbollah, Call for Further Action
July 23, 2013 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014
June 14, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
June 4, 2013 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014
May 22, 2013 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of Army - M1A2 SEP Tank
March 18, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Israel's Iron Dome
March 10, 2013 National Journal - Electromagnetic Pulse Caucus Battles Skeptics in Push to Protect the Planet
March 4, 2013 Letter to Secretary Hagel - On the Ranking of the Distinguished Warfare Medal
Feb. 15, 2013 The Threat of a Nuclear Iran
Jan. 14, 2013 Franks Expresses "the Most Serious Reservations" on Hagel Nomination
Jan. 11, 2013 Franks on Karzai Meeting: Obama Mustn't Pull Troops Too Quickly
Dec. 12, 2012 Chair of Missile Defense Caucus: Obama Sitting on the Sidelines on North Korea/Iran
Oct. 16, 2012 Letter to King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa
Oct. 11, 2012 Franks Statement on Benghazi Hearing
Sept. 21, 2012 Rhetoric Versus Reality
Sept. 13, 2012 Franks Responds to Attacks on U.S. Consulate in Libya
Sept. 13, 2012 Letter to President Obama
May 17, 2012 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
May 17, 2012 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
March 28, 2012 CNSNews.com - Rep. Trent Franks: Congress Should Hold Hearing on Obama's 'Give Me Space' Request to Russians
Feb. 17, 2012 Letter to President Obama
Feb. 15, 2012 Obama Consideration of Up to 80% Cut in Nuclear Weapons Beyond Reckless
Nov. 2, 2011 Letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
Oct. 6, 2011 The Moral Liberal - Lawmakers, Experts Advocate Against Military Spending Cuts
Sept. 15, 2011 Steel Caucus Sends Letter to Secretary Panetta: Urges DoD to Use Only American-Melted Armor Steel
Sept. 12, 2011 Letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
Aug. 22, 2011 Franks Calls Sentence for American Hikers in Iran Unjust
Aug. 5, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Leon E. Panetta U.S. Department of Defense
July 14, 2011 Hayworth, Colleagues Fight to Stop Government Insourcing
June 22, 2011 ICYMI: Dold, Colleagues Issue Letter to Sec. of State Hillary Clinton on Yemen
May 25, 2011 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
May 2, 2011 Franks Praises U.S. Forces for Bringing Osama Bin Laden to Justice
April 7, 2011 Franks Votes to Fund Troops, Cut Spending, Keep Government Running
Dec. 8, 2010 Letter to the Honorable Harry Reid, Majority Leader, United States Senate & The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader, United States Senate
Sept. 30, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense U.S. Department of Defense
Aug. 27, 2010 Franks: Obama Cowering On The Sidelines As Iran Develops Nuclear Weapons
July 21, 2010 Franks Praises Successful Laser Defense Shield Test
June 24, 2010 Conference Report on H.R. 2194, Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010
May 27, 2010 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 5136, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
May 20, 2010 House Armed Services Committee Approves the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
April 19, 2010 House Armed Services Committee Republicans Draw Attention To New Report On Iran's Military
April 14, 2010 Nuclear Posture Review
Feb. 12, 2010 Franks Praises Successful Airborne Laser Test
Dec. 10, 2009 Letter to the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House
Dec. 1, 2009 Congressman Franks Responds To President Obama's Afghanistan Decision
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