Rep. Scott Franklin: The Ready Room – February 9, 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.

The Mach 1 Caucus Will Advance US National Security


The U.S. Navy variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35C, conducts a test flight over the Chesapeake Bay.

(Courtesy of the United States Navy)

I’m proud to announce the launch of the Mach 1 Caucus with my colleagues Reps. Mike Garcia, August Pfluger, and Jake Ellzey. The Caucus is a group of Members dedicated to policy issues important to the fighter pilot community. We will apply our military knowledge and experience to develop policy and educate our colleagues on issues and needs that are critical to our nation’s air power. Click here  to read about the Mach 1 Caucus.

Opposing Legislation that Fails to Hold China Accountable


The American and Chinese flags

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues to threaten American safety and security. The CCP steals our innovation, commits intellectual property theft, and covers up their ongoing genocide of Uyghurs. The Senate worked in a bipartisan manner to draft a bill to address the CCP rising threats. Instead of doing the same, House Democrats crafted the COMPETES Act – a bill they claim addresses the rising threat of China. They did not include any Republican input and the bill fails to address the growing threats posed by the CCP. Instead, it’s a grab bag of socialist handouts and irresponsible expansions of government subsidies. Furthermore, this bill does nothing to counter China’s intellectual property theft, and fails to hold China accountable for Uyghur genocide. Congress must put the safety and well-being of Americans first. However, this bill fails to do so, which is why I voted against it. 

Constituent Corner


After getting no response from the National Personnel Records Center or VA office, Joni from Lakeland asked my office for help. We were able to help successfully obtain her husband’s military records. If you need assistance with a government agency, please call my Lakeland office at (863) 644-8215 or visit my website at


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Best regards,


C. Scott Franklin
Member of Congress