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  • Jase Robertson, left, of the television show 'Duck Dynasty,' was on the Hill with his daughter Mia to visit with Rep. Frank. Both Rep. Frank and Mia have had cleft palate surgery.  (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    'Duck Dynasty' star's daughter gets charity boost from congressman

    Jase Robertson, star of A&E's TV show "Duck Dynasty," is usually found wearing camo in the swampland of Louisiana. But on Tuesday he was sitting in the Capitol Hill office of Rep. Trent Franks with his 10-year-old daughter — but still wearing camo.

  • Rep. Trent Franks, Arizona Republican, and other House Republicans are challenging the Affordable Care Act by joining a lawsuit currently pending. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Forty House Republicans side with Obamacare Origination Clause suit

    The Constitution says revenue-raising bills must originate in the House, and since the bill that became Obamacare was written in the Senate, House Republicans say that's a problem.

  • Karen Styer of Germantown, Md. sits with a pro-life sign after a morning ceremony of prayer vigils and rallies against late-term abortion near "late-term abortion provider" Dr. Leroy Carhart's clinic in Germantown, Md. on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. "Until Dr. Carhart came to town, I was on the edge. But when I heard about how late-term abortions are done, I became pro-life," said Styer. The prayers and rallies are a part of the nine-day pro-life protesting event, Summer of Mercy 2.0. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

    House votes to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy

    House Republicans powered through a bill Tuesday to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying the recent conviction of a Philadelphia abortion provider for killing newborn babies has revived the contentious debate.

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    House bill bars abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy

    The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, igniting a debate over the thorny social issue at a time when some in the GOP fear they are alienating female voters.

  • ** FILE ** Dr. Kermit Gosnell is escorted to a waiting police van upon leaving the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia on May 13, 2013, after being convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies who were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his clinic. (Associated Press/Philadelphia Daily News)

    MILLER: Jarred by Gosnell, Congress moves to ban abortion after 20 weeks

    As Kermit Gosnell starts his life sentence for murdering babies, Congress is moving to create a federal law against aborting babies in the last months of pregnancy.

  • Angry GOP: Hill has to ‘get serious about cutting spending’

    Despite taking a beating this week in the "fiscal cliff" showdown with President Obama and Democrats, conservative Republicans have vowed to regroup in coming weeks and redouble their efforts to rein in federal spending.

  • Rep. Trent Franks, Arizona Republican, introduced the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in January. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Effort to restrict abortions in D.C. fails in House

    House Republicans could not muster enough votes Tuesday to pass a bill that bans abortions in the District after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a closely watched measure that pitted Democrats 'claims of a "war on women" against pro-life advocates' state-by-state defense of the unborn.

  • Rep. Trent Franks, Arizona Republican, introduced the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in January. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    House scheduled to vote on D.C. abortion ban

    The House is scheduled to vote late Tuesday on a bill that prohibits abortions in the District after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a controversial move that has been heavily promoted by pro-life advocates and decried by city officials and Planned Parenthood.

  • Led by Reps. Trent Franks and Heath Shuler, the bipartisan International Religious Freedom Caucus seeks to protect Christians and other religious minorities in the Arab world. (Image from International Religious Freedom Caucus)

    Inside the Beltway: In God they trust

    The crowd stood below a monumental eagle and the words "In God We Trust" at a gathering recently in the grand foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building to address a visceral but oft neglected issue on Capitol Hill: religious freedom.

  • Rep. Trent Franks, Arizona Republican, introduced the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in January. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    House committee passes bill restricting abortions in D.C.

    The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill on Wednesday that bans abortions in the District 20 weeks into pregnancy, despite objections by Democrats and city leaders that the bill unreasonably singles out residents of the nation's capital.

  • Rep. Trent Franks, Arizona Republican, introduced the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in January. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Hill panel set to weigh curb on D.C. abortions

    The House Judiciary Committee will consider a bill Wednesday that would ban abortions in the District 20 weeks into pregnancy, a measure that pro-life advocates tout as a moral approach to abortion policy in the nation's capital even as city officials decry it as affront to their home rule.

  • **FILE** Rep. Justin Amash, Michigan Republican (Associated Press)

    Norton opposes another federal bill seeking to limit D.C. abortions

    The District's sole voice in Congress is lambasting another Republican-backed bill aimed at limiting abortions solely within the nation's capital.

  • Rep. Trent Franks, Arizona Republican, said abortions based on a baby's sex to eliminate girls are an "extreme form of violence against women." (Associated Press)

    Debate heated on sex-selection abortion ban

    The House of Representatives Wednesday debated but did not immediately vote on a bill to outlaw abortions based solely on the basis of sex.

  • Christy Zink, of the District, who had an abortion after it was determined there were "severe brain abnormalities" in her fetus, speaks at a Thursday news conference on Capitol Hill as D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton look on. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Capitol Hill eyes limiting abortions in D.C.

    A House subcommittee heard diverging opinions on a bill that would ban abortions in the nation's capital once a fetus is 20 weeks past fertilization, a Republican-backed effort that city officials decried as a "cheap and cynical" way to promote an agenda on the backs of women in the District without any input from the city's sole voice in Congress.

  • D.C. activists to congressman: 'Don't be a wiener'

    Dozens of protesters are set to descend on Capitol Hill and an Arizona congressman's office out West with a simple message — "Don't be a wiener."

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  • "As long as our southern border remains one of our country's most critical national security vulnerabilities, and as long as my Democratic colleagues continue to vote against securing our domestic border, we will be left with no answer to our citizens if and when they are subjected to a massive terrorist attack stemming from an unsecure border," Mr. Franks said.

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  • As Rep. Trent Franks, Arizona Republican, eloquently noted earlier this year during House debates on this matter, a crucial test of leadership is the ability to anticipate future threats and have the courage to lead one's colleagues to take such threats seriously.

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