Rep. Scott Franklin: The Ready Room – February 22, 2022

Hello Friend,

Welcome to my e-newsletter, the Ready Room. As a retired Naval Aviator, the Ready Room is special to me because it’s where fellow aviators meet to brief and debrief missions. This is my weekly briefing to you on my mission in Congress. Please follow me on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram and YouTube for regular updates on how my team and I are working to serve you in Congress.

Ensuring Fair Access to Banking

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Tampa Bay skyline as it appears at night

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Did you know that some of the largest U.S. banks are using their economic standing to discriminate against lawful companies with whom they disagree? Limiting access to capital by banks sets a dangerous and unacceptable precedent. Last week, I joined 62 of my House colleagues and co-sponsored the Fair Access to Banking Act , which prevents discrimination against constitutionally protected industries and law-abiding businesses by banks and financial service providers. Banks do not have the right to deny access to capital based on WOKE political agendas.


Are You a High School Student Interested in Attending a Service Academy?

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For high school students interested in applying to one of our service academies, applications are now open. Each year I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of people to our service academies. To begin the nomination process, please complete the form here . Please note the deadline for applications is October 7, 2022.


Constituent Corner

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Robert from Lakeland needed an expedited passport for work outside the U.S. When contacting the National Passport Center was unsuccessful, he called our office. We obtained the expedited passport for him within four weeks. If you need assistance with a federal agency, please call my Lakeland office at (863) 644-8215 or visit my website at franklin.house.gov.

I’m honored to represent you in Congress. For more information on constituent services, current legislation and to sign up for my e-newsletter, please visit my website at franklin.house.gov .

Best regards,

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C. Scott Franklin
Member of Congress