The Ready Room – Representative Scott Franklin

January 31, 2023

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.

Securing Our National Oil Reserves


For two years, the Biden administration has tapped the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in an attempt to lower gas prices. These high prices were largely the result of policies restricting domestic energy supply implemented just days after Biden took office. The SPR, created for national energy emergencies, is down 36 percent—its lowest level since 1984. Last Friday, I voted for the Strategic Production Response Act, which would prevent the president from tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for political purposes and require the Biden administration to create a plan to refill it. it. Click here to learn more.

New Committee Assignments


I’m pleased to report that last week I was selected to serve on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Additionally, I was assigned to the following Appropriations Subcommittees:

– Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration

– Legislative Branch

– Military Construction and Veterans Affairs

Serving on these committees allows me to support Florida agriculture, my fellow veterans and make government work more efficiently for the people of FL-18. I appreciate my colleagues for trusting me with this opportunity and look forward to getting to work!

Congressional Art Competition is Now Open!


Calling all high school artists! I’m pleased to announce we are now accepting submissions for the 2023 Congressional Art Competition. The contest is open to all high school students in FL-18. The winner’s work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. This year’s theme is “Florida’s Heartland,” which celebrates the unique history, culture, geography, and people of our beloved district. Click here to learn more.

Test Your Knowledge #CivicsWithScott!

Tallahassee was established as the Florida capital in what year?

A. 1861

B. 1824

C. 1845

D. 1776

Last Week’s Question

Who is responsible for approving or rejecting the President’s nominations for certain positions?

A. House of Representatives


C. House & Senate

D. Supreme Court

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 

Best regards,


C. Scott Franklin
Member of Congress


Franklin In the N ews

Six Veterans Join HVAC – American Legion

Scott Franklin Brings Back Bill to Ensure Companies Can’t Profit Off Selling Fetal Remains – Florida Daily

Key Twitter & Facebook Posts

@RepFranklin Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Let us pause to remember the 6 million Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust and honor the strength of the survivors who endured unspeakable atrocities. Antisemitism & hatred have no place in humanity.


@RepFranklin I’m proud to serve on the Republican Policy Committee and look forward to helping develop thoughtful solutions to address the serious issues facing our nation.


@RepFranklin Our team joined Polk County School Board Member Justin Sharpless this morning for the purebred beef show at the Polk County Youth Fair in Bartow. In its 76th year, this annual event proudly celebrates Florida’s agriculture and consumer sciences and provides Polk County students an opportunity to showcase their hard work. Keep it up!


@RepFranklin An extraordinary story of bravery and heroism. From one Naval Aviator to another, thank you for your heroic service, Capt. Royce Williams!



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