Franks was the representative for Arizona’s 8th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2013 to 2017.
He was previously the representative for Arizona’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 2003 to 2012.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Franks is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Franks sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Franks was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Franks sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Franks’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4496 (115th): Clean Air Contingency Measures Act of 2017
- H.Res. 602 (115th): Expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption ...
- H.Res. 534 (115th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the people of ...
- H.R. 3188 (115th): For the relief of Christopher William Gard, Constance Rhoda Keely Yates, and ...
- H.R. 2496 (115th): Defunding the Corrupt and Incompetent United Nations Act
- H.R. 2497 (115th): End Subsidizing Palestinian Terrorism Act
- H.Res. 331 (115th): Expressing the policy of the United States with respect to a two-state ...
From Jan 2003 to Dec 2017, Franks missed 242 of 10,772 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2017. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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