At its annual President’s Council Capitol Hill Media Summit, NRB awarded the 2013 Faith & Freedom Award to Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ). “Congressman Trent Franks is a man of faith and a champion for life and liberty on Capitol Hill," remarked NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright. “We are privileged to honor Congressman Franks with this award.”
Congressman Franks represents the 8th Congressional District of Arizona. He is the Chairman of the Constitution Subcommittee in the powerful House Judiciary Committee. In that role and in his previous work, Congressman Franks has been a leader in defense of First Amendment freedoms, as well as human life, human dignity, and healthy families. Indeed, prior to coming to Congress, he led efforts to strengthen families in the Arizona legislature, the Arizona Governor’s Cabinet, and as Executive Director of the Arizona Family Research Institute, a non-profit organization associated with Focus on the Family.
NRB annually presents the Faith & Freedom Award to a stalwart defender of religious liberty at its Capitol Hill Media Summit, the annual gathering of the NRB President’s Council in Washington, DC. Past recipients include former-Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS); Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN); Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL); Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR); Alan Sears, President & CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom; and Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA).
By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations
Published: October 4, 2013