Rep. Scott Franklin: The Ready Room – May 31, 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.

Celebrating Those Who Gave All in Defense of Liberty

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Sailors at funeral at Arlington Cemetery (courtesy of the US Navy)

America continues to be a beacon of freedom and democracy in the world, but we must never forget the cost of making it so. Every Memorial Day, we recognize that the freedoms we enjoy were secured through the selfless acts of many men and women who willingly laid down their lives to protect and defend our great nation. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee and a veteran, I am honored to work on behalf of our service members and Gold Star families who have sacrificed so much on our behalf.


Blocking the Removal of IRGC as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

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American and Iranian Flags (courtesy of Canva)

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism. It is responsible for the deaths of countless innocent people and at least 600 U.S. troops. Earlier this year, it was reported that the Biden administration was considering removing the IRGC from the Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) list as part of its nuclear negotiations with Iran.

I led a letter, joined by 86 of my House colleagues urging the Biden administration to reconsider this dangerous move. I’m pleased to report the Biden administration has abandoned plans to remove the IRGC from the FTO list. Our efforts played a key role in this decision. I will continue to support policies that protect our national security and our allies.


In The News

 

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  • Franklin Interviewed on NTD about Fetal Tissue Bill: Last Thursday, I joined NTD News to discuss my efforts on Capitol Hill to prevent profits from the sale of aborted fetuses. For full text of my bill, click here .

Constituent Corner

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Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C. (courtesy of Canva)

Arnaldo from Clermont was having trouble obtaining his records from a local Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital. After several failed attempts to contact the VA, he reached out to our office for assistance. We helped him receive his records. If you need help with a federal agency, please call our Lakeland office at (863) 644-8215 or visit my website at franklin.house.gov .


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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