Immigration: Claims for asylum soar in 2013

Immigration: Claims for asylum soar in 2013

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The number of immigrants seeking asylum after entering the United States illegally nearly tripled in 2013 to the highest level in 20 years, a report said.

Bill would move U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A bill introduced in the U.S. House would move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Arizona congressman: Incidence of pregnancy from rape 'very low'

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., sponsor of a bill that would limit abortions to the first 20 weeks, said Wednesday few women become pregnant through rape.

Aide: House to vote on bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives will consider a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy next week, an aide confirmed.
Schweikert wins 'family feud' in Arizona

Schweikert wins 'family feud' in Arizona

PHOENIX, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Arizona voters have decided the fight card for the November elections for U.S. House and Senate races.

D.C. abortion bill fails in U.S. House

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- A bill that would have outlawed late-term abortions in the District of Columbia fell short of the number of votes needed to pass in the U.S. House Tuesday.
Bachmann shuns 'political correctness'

Bachmann shuns 'political correctness'

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 31 (UPI) -- After accusing two public officials of ties to radical Islam, Rep. Michele Bachmann said she can't choose political correctness "over national security."
House rejects sex-selective abortion bill

House rejects sex-selective abortion bill

WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Thursday rejected a bill that would outlaw abortions based on gender, with abortion opponents promising to make the vote an election issue.
D.C. Delegate Norton silenced at abortion bill hearing

D.C. Delegate Norton silenced at abortion bill hearing

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress was barred from speaking during a House hearing on a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks in the district.

House members call for 'Muslim spy' probe

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Four Republican members of the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus say a U.S. Muslim group tried to plant "spies" on key legislative committee staffs.
Lawmakers criticize GM, Chrysler bailout

Lawmakers criticize GM, Chrysler bailout

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers criticized the Obama administration's bailout of General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC with a GOP lawmaker calling it a "war on capitalism."

Ashcroft defends no-bid contract

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft Tuesday said he received no special treatment from the Justice Department in receiving a $52 million contract.

Republicans oppose BMD budget cuts plan

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- House Republicans are opposing proposed cuts in the U.S. ballistic missile defense budget.

House Republicans back Bush on tribunals

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Republican congressmen this week rallied to support U.S. President George W. Bush after he signed the Military Commissions Act into law.
Trent Franks

Trent Franks (born June 19, 1957) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing Arizona's 2nd congressional district (map). The district takes in the entire northwestern corner of the state, including Kingman and Lake Havasu City, but most of its vote is cast in the Phoenix suburbs.

Franks was born in Uravan, Colorado, a company town. He was born with a cleft lip and palate, and has said that doctors after his birth initially gave his parents little hope for his long-term survival. Franks underwent nine operations altogether, the first when he was two-and-a-half weeks old.

Franks graduated from Briggsdale High School in Colorado in 1976. From 1989 to 1990, he attended the Arizona campus of Ottawa University.

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