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Trent Franks' Public Statements on Issue: Foreign Affairs

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 18, 2014 Letter to Joseph Kabila Kabange, President, and Augustin Matata Ponyo, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo - End Delays in US Adoptions from Democratic Republic of Congo
April 10, 2014 Israel Allies Caucus Co-Chair Slams Kerry Remarks on Israel
March 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Highlight Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
March 26, 2014 70 Representatives Urge President to Highlight Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
March 5, 2014 Franks Praises Passage of U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act
March 5, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Iran's Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons
Feb. 10, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of the Department of State - NATO Enlargement
Jan. 17, 2014 Letter to Curtis Marez, President of the American Studies Association - Condemning Academic Boycott of Israel
Dec. 9, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama: Appoint New Ambassador for International Religious Freedom
Nov. 24, 2013 Franks: Iran Agreement is the "Definition of a Bad Deal"
Nov. 14, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell - Tightening Sanctions Against Iran
Nov. 5, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - Seeking Answers to the Attack in Benghazi
Nov. 5, 2013 Franks Statement on Pastor Saeed Abedini's Transfer to Harsher Prison
Oct. 15, 2013 Franks Introduces U.S.-Iran Nuclear Negotiations Act as Talks with Iran Resume
Sept. 17, 2013 Authority to Extend the United States-Republic of Korea Nuclear Cooperation Agreement
Sept. 16, 2013 Franks Condemns Attack on Camp Ashraf
Sept. 9, 2013 The Congressional Prayer Caucus
Aug. 28, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Syria
Aug. 27, 2013 Franks Calls for Release of Abedini, Criticizes Administration's Silence
Aug. 16, 2013 Franks Criticizes Pressure on Israel to Release 104 Prisoners
Aug. 7, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Focus on Defeating Kony, LRA
Aug. 5, 2013 Letter to Baroness Catherine Ashton, Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union - Hezbollah Organization Designation
Aug. 2, 2013 Franks: Anti-Semitic Remarks Prove Rouhani Not a Moderate
Aug. 1, 2013 Ayotte, Bennet, Kennedy and Franks Introduce Legislation to Honor Israeli President Shimon Peres with Congressional Gold Medal
Aug. 1, 2013 Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel
July 31, 2013 Members of Congress Seek to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem
July 26, 2013 Letter to President Abdullah Gul, Republic of Turkey - Condemn Anti-Semitic Statements by Turkish Officials
July 25, 2013 Release Saeed Abedini
July 23, 2013 Congressmen Commend EU decision on Hezbollah, Call for Further Action
July 18, 2013 Letter to Baroness Catherine Ashton, Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy - European-Israeli Relations
June 18, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - India Intellectual Property
May 31, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Russian Adoptions
May 22, 2013 Congressmen Urge U.S. to Move Embassy to Jerusalem
May 21, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Kidnapping of Boulos Yazigi and Yohanna Ibrahim
May 14, 2013 Letter to Secretary Kerry and Secretary Lew - Rep. Duncan Sends Bipartisan Letter on Iran-Turkish Relations to Sec. Kerry & Sec. Lew
May 1, 2013 Franks: American Pastor Abedini Denied Medical Care After Repeated Beatings
April 26, 2013 Letter to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon - U.S. Congressmen Express 'Outrage' over U.N. Official Blaming U.S. & Israel for Boston Bombings
April 16, 2013 Letter to Secretary John Kerry - Elections in Pakistan
March 18, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Israel's Iron Dome
March 18, 2013 Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew - Iran Sanctions
March 15, 2013 Hearing of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission - The Worsening Plight of Religious Minorities in Iran
Feb. 15, 2013 Franks: Future looks bleak for Egypt's Coptic Christians
Jan. 29, 2013 Franks Responds to Iranian Jail Sentence for American Pastor Abedini
Dec. 11, 2012 Franks Condemns Administration's Waivers Allowing Business with Iran
Nov. 20, 2012 Washington Times - The Forgotten People of Burma
Nov. 15, 2012 Franks Criticizes Hamas Attacks, Reiterates Israel's Right to Defend Itself
Sept. 13, 2012 Letter to President Obama
Sept. 13, 2012 Franks Responds to Attacks on U.S. Consulate in Libya
Sept. 11, 2012 Franks Statement on Pastor Yousef Release
Aug. 2, 2012 Iran's Nuclear Ambitions
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