Today’s NRLC 2012 featured speaker: Rep. Trent Franks







Rep. Trent Franks will be addressing the Friday morning
Political Session which starts at 9:30 am.

U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Az.)

Rep. Trent Franks is a conservative Reagan Republican, and he has spent most of his life working on children’s issues and trying to build a better future for all children.

Congressman Franks is the chief sponsor of both the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) (H.R. 3541), a bill to prohibit sex-selection abortions, and the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 3803), a bill to protect pain-capable unborn children, beginning at 20 weeks fetal age, in the nation’s capital.

Rep. Franks is someone who still believes that there is such a thing as the truth and that people and principles should be at the center of political discourse in America. He works very hard in The United States Congress for smaller government by cutting government waste, reducing taxes, bureaucracy, and regulation. Rep. Franks believes in personal responsibility and free enterprise and that government’s first purpose is to protect its innocent citizens.

Rep. Franks is a former member of the Arizona House of Representatives. While in the House, he served as vice-chairman of the House Commerce Committee and chairman of the House sub-committee on Child Protection and Family Preservation.

In January of 1987, Rep. Franks was appointed by the governor to head the Arizona Governor’s Office for Children, which is a cabinet level division of the governor’s office, responsible for overseeing and coordinating state policy and programs for Arizona’s children.

Rep. Franks served four and a half years as the executive director of the Arizona Family Research Institute, a nonprofit organization associated with Dr. James Dobson’s Focus on the Family for the purpose of advocating public policy to protect children and families in Arizona. The Arizona Family Research Institute later became the Center for Arizona Policy.

Rep. Franks is past chairman of the Children’s Hope Scholarship Foundation and a Republican member of the United States Congress. He has served on the Budget Committee, the Small Business Committee, and now serves on the Armed Services Committee and the Judiciary Committee and as chairman of the Constitution Subcommittee.

He is a member of the Republican Study Committee; the House Working Group on Judicial Accountability; the House Working Group on Waste, Fraud and Abuse; the Congressional Hispanic Conference; the Liberty Caucus; the DUI Caucus; the Human Rights Caucus; the India Caucus; the Refugee Caucus; and the Education Freedom Caucus.

Rep. Trent Franks is a guest speaker at Friday’s 9:30 a.m. general session, “2010 Was Just the Start … In 2012 We Take America Back!”