Rep. Trent Franks

Representative from Arizona’s 8th District, Republican

Franks, a Republican, has been the representative for Arizona's 8th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for Arizona's 2nd congressional district (2003-2012).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Franks has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Franks is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Franks for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Trent Franks sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Franks sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (33%) Crime and Law Enforcement (24%) Families (12%) Health (10%) Immigration (7%) Taxation (5%) Native Americans (5%) Energy (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Franks’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Franks’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 764: A bill to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes.
Jul 14, 2016. Passed.
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.Res. 305: Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 1314) to amend the Internal Revenue Code ...
Jun 11, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.
Nay H.R. 212: Drinking Water Protection Act
Feb 24, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 23: National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2015
Jan 7, 2015. Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Dec 2016, Franks missed 217 of 10,087 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 23 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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