congressman franks & gossar
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Congressman Trent FranksDistrict 2Year elected: 2003 Republican
Committee Assignments Armed Services Committee Readiness Subcommittee Strategic Forces Judiciary Committee Constitutional, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee
Major Legislation H.R.95- To prohibit the use of funds to transfer enemy combatants detained at Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to facilities in Arizona or to build, modify, or enhance any facility in Arizona to house such enemy combatants. H.R.1058 - Seniors Financial Security Act of 2009H.R.1822 - Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2009H.R.1833 - Children's Hope Act of 2009
Interesting Video of Congressman Trent Franks
Map of District 2
Brief Background In 1987 Congressman Franks was appointed to head the Arizonas Office for Children. Then Governor Evan Mecham was the person who appointed Franks to his first political office, which basically was a cabinet level division of the governors office. The responsibilities that came with his new position was overseeing and coordinating state policy and programs for Arizonas child, which says a lot about the type of character Congressman Trent Franks has. Other committees that Congressman Trent Franks is currently part of which are not mentioned above are 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.
Awards Defender of Freedom Award (Club for Growth)True Blue Award (Family Research Council)Taxpayer Hero (Council for Citizens Against Government Waste)Perfect Score from the American Conservative Union (ACU)Spirit of Enterprise Award (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)Conservative Leadership AwardSmall Business Advocate (Americans for Tax Reform)2003 Hero of the Taxpayer Award (Americans for Tax Reform)2004 Lawmaker of the Year (Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc.)
Congress Man Paul Gosar District: 1Year elected: 2003 Republican
First Congressional District of Arizona
Committee Assignments 1. Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives2. National Security, Homeland Defense, and Foreign Operations3. Government Organization, Efficiency, and Financial Management4. Energy and Mineral Resources5. Water and Power
Major Legislation1. H.R. 1904 the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 20112. H.R.489: To clarify the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior with respect to the C.C. Cragin Dam andReservoir, and for other purposes.3. H.R.1150 Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 20114. H.R.2562 the Wallow Fire Recovery and Monitoring Act5. H.R.922 the Burn Area Flood Prevention Act of 2011
Background Originally from Flagstaff, Representative Gosar has been serving in Washington since 2010. The rookies appeal is his rural background and small businessman experience. In Arizona he has the support of many dentist because having been a dentist himself, he is able to relate to their plight as small businessmen owning clinics. Though a republican, his viewpoints tend to vary slightly from the status quo. For instance he is in support of Health Care Reform, just not to the extent that it has been reformed by Obama Care. On issues such as immigration he takes a firm stance on the side of protecting our boarders and keeping the process by which an immigrant becomes a citizen the way it is. He is a traditional man in many ways and a proponent of traditional American lifestyles.