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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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 (23%) Families (9%) Health (9%) Taxation (7%) Native Americans (7%) Immigration (7%) Energy (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2003 to Sep 2016, Franks missed 217 of 10,053 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% 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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