District 8 House seat expected to remain Republican, despite crowded race

District 8 House seat expected to remain Republican, despite crowded race

By Chris McCrory / Cronkite News PHOENIX – Rep. Trent Frank’s resignation has touched off a scramble among 16 candidates vying to replace him, and analysts say Republicans are almost assured of continuing their three-decade grip on the Congressional District 8 seat. Candidates had just more than a month to gather at least 665 signatures […]

Franks abruptly quits Congress, hours after setting Jan. 31 resignation

Franks abruptly quits Congress, hours after setting Jan. 31 resignation

By Andrew Nicla / Cronkite News Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, abruptly announced his immediate resignation from Congress Friday, just hours after he said he would step down Jan. 31 in the face of a House Ethics inquiry. Franks’ office released a statement Friday saying he was quitting after his wife was admitted to the hospital for […]

Arizona congressional delegation urges extension of Veteran Choice Program

Arizona congressional delegation urges extension of Veteran Choice Program

By SoAzNewsX Reps. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Matt Salmon (R-AZ) joined together in expressing their support for the Care Veterans Deserve Act, companion legislation to a bill championed by Senator John McCain (R-AZ) in the Senate. The bill ensures that the Veteran Choice Program continues next […]

Franks urges action on pro-life bill stalled in Senate for a year

Franks urges action on pro-life bill stalled in Senate for a year

By Sabella Scalise/Cronkite News WASHINGTON – More than a year after his Born Alive Protection Act passed the House, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, called on senators to act on the bill before the legislative calendar runs out. The measure, passed last September at the peak of fighting over funding for Planned Parenthood, would make any doctor […]

Salmon, Franks, Duncan call on Congress to pass new military force authorization against ISIS before adjourning

Salmon, Franks, Duncan call on Congress to pass new military force authorization against ISIS before adjourning

Southern Arizona News-Examiner Reps. Matt Salmon (AZ-05), Trent Franks (AZ-08), Jeff Duncan (SC-03) today announced a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, calling for a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) to outline the United States’ fight against ISIS to be passed before the House adjourns in December. “The President’s refusal to […]