Rep. Scott Franklin: The Ready Room – January 18, 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.

Mobile Office Hours Bring My Team to You

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Constituent services are a top priority when serving our community. On Thursday, January 20th, my team will be in Riverview hosting another Mobile Office Hours outreach event at the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce from 9:00-11:30am. Time slots are available in 15 minute increments. If the available time slots do not fit your schedule, please call our District Office at (863) 644-8215 or email james.ring@mail.house.gov. Register to attend by clicking here .

Rejecting Unconstitutional Attempts to Federalize Elections

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Florida Residents in Line to Vote in Polk County

Our Constitution clearly outlines the role of the federal government and the role of our states. Sadly, my Democrat colleagues are attempting to undermine our Constitution and state’s rights by federalizing our election process. Last week, I opposed an attempt to circumvent normal legislative process and force unconstitutional election policies through Congress. Article I, Section 4, of the U.S. Constitution clearly states, “The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof.” In order to safeguard state’s right’s, I will continue to hold Congress and the executive branch in check. Congressional Democrats took a NASA bill and stripped out its contents to insert a federal election bill to circumvent Senate rules and try to avoid the filibuster. These dirty legislative gimmicks are exactly why the American people are fed up with Congress. I will always stand up for the Constitution and against attempts to undermine our democratic process. While the bill passed the House, it still faces an uphill battle in the Senate.

Constituent Corner

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The US Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana 

Nelson, a constituent and Tampa resident, recently contacted my office for help with his mother’s immigration to the United States from Cuba. Immigrant visas to the U.S. for Cubans are processed at the U.S. Embassy in Guyana, but Nelson was having trouble scheduling an appointment for his mother. We helped his mother secure an appointment and obtain a visa to live in Florida with her son. If you need assistance with a government 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