House: New Legislation Introduced by Trent Franks – “Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel ActTo recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer to Jerusalem the United States Embassy located in Tel Aviv.”

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Picture of Rep. Trent Franks (R)
Rep. Trent Franks (R)

To recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer to Jerusalem the United States Embassy located in Tel Aviv.

Republican Representative Trent Franks from the state of AZ, along with thirty-six cosponsors, introduced bill H.R.257 on Jan 04, 2017. The bill is mainly related to these subjects Congressional oversight, Israel, Appropriations, Department of State, Building construction, Government buildings, facilities, and property, Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad, Government information and archives, Middle East, Sovereignty, recognition, national governance and status, Arab-Israeli relations, Presidents and presidential powers, Vice Presidents and International Affairs.

Here is a short summary of the bill:
“Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel Act This bill states that it is U.S. policy to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel. The bill expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the United States should recognize the sovereign status of an undivided Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, (2) recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and transferring the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv will signal U.S. commitment to Israel, (3) the President and the Depa…”
There are currently no amendments. The bill’s cosponsors comes from both parties with 35 Republicans and 1 Democrats supporting it. So far none of the bill’s cosponsors has withdrawn their support.

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Trent Franks Short bio

Trent Franks was born on a 1957 in Uravan.
Trent Franks has held a number of positions, including United States representative, Member of the Arizona House of Representatives and United States representative. He was educated at the Ottawa University.

Trent Franks’s History in Congress

  • Served as Representative for AZ (district 8) from Jan 2017 to Dec 2017 in the House 115th congress. He voted along party lines 95.06 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on the Judiciary. During this period Trent Franks missed 3.71% of the votes, sponsored 12 bills , cosponsored 250 bills.
  • Served as Representative for AZ (district 8) from Jan 2015 to Jan 2017 in the House 114th congress. He voted along party lines 94.79 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on the Judiciary. During this period Trent Franks missed 3.02% of the votes, sponsored 19 bills , cosponsored 313 bills.
  • Served as Representative for AZ (district 8) from Jan 2013 to Jan 2015 in the House 113th congress. He voted along party lines 94.91 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Armed Services. During this period Trent Franks missed 4.36% of the votes, sponsored 22 bills , cosponsored 382 bills.
  • Served as Representative for AZ (district 2) from Jan 2011 to Jan 2013 in the House 112th congress. He voted along party lines 91.68 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Armed Services. During this period Trent Franks missed 1.93% of the votes, sponsored 16 bills , cosponsored 366 bills.
  • Served as Representative for AZ (district 2) from Jan 2009 to Jan 2011 in the House 111th congress. He voted along party lines 92.1 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on the Judiciary. During this period Trent Franks missed 1.15% of the votes, sponsored 15 bills , cosponsored 436 bills.
  • Served as Representative for AZ (district 2) from Jan 2007 to Jan 2009 in the House 110th congress. He voted along party lines 88.31 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on the Judiciary. During this period Trent Franks missed 1.44% of the votes, sponsored 8 bills , cosponsored 370 bills.
  • Served as Representative for AZ (district 2) from Jan 2005 to Jan 2007 in the House 109th congress. He voted along party lines 87.63 percent of the time. During this period Trent Franks missed 2.14% of the votes, sponsored 3 bills , cosponsored 270 bills.
  • Served as Representative for AZ (district 2) from Jan 2003 to Jan 2005 in the House 108th congress. He voted along party lines 89.07 percent of the time. During this period Trent Franks missed 1.8% of the votes, sponsored 5 bills , cosponsored 218 bills.
Picture of Rep. Trent Franks (R)
Rep. Trent Franks (R)

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