The Ready Room – Representative Scott Franklin

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.

Supporting Florida Agricultural Producers


Between an extreme hurricane season and ongoing issues such as citrus greening, Florida’s citrus growers continue to navigate significant challenges. Last week, I introduced the Block Grant Assistance Act which will ensure the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) can provide needed relief to agriculture producers devastated by Hurricanes Ian and Nicole. This bill would provide the Agriculture Secretary needed authority to provide block grants to Florida to assist producers affected by recent hurricanes. Our Florida citrus industry is synonymous with the Sunshine State and the backbone of many of our rural communities. It’s critical that we support our growers in their time of need. Click here to learn more.

Acting to End COVID Lockdown Policies


As President Biden said, “the pandemic is over.” While we are still managing COVID, we must get America back to normal, like we’ve done in Florida. This week, I supported three bills to terminate federal emergency COVID lockdown measures. These bills include:

  • The Pandemic is Over Act, which ends the Public Health Emergency declaration first issued by the Secretary of Health & Human services in January 2020.
  • The Stopping Home Office Work’s Unproductive Problems (SHOW UP) Act, which requires federal agencies to reinstate pre-COVID telework policies so federal workers can fully serve the American people.
  • The Freedom for Health Care Workers Act, which nullifies the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for healthcare workers.
  • A resolution terminating the pandemic national emergency declaration.

Click here to learn more about these pieces of legislation.

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!

The U.S. Constitution was signed in what year?

A. 1776
B. 1783
C. 1787
D. 1791

Last Week’s Question

Tallahassee was established as the Florida capital in what year?

A. 1861
C. 1845
D. 1776

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

Polk County’s U.S. representatives given committee assignments

Full List: How House Members Voted on Bill to End COVID-19 Emergency

Key Twitter & Facebook Posts

@RepFranklin  Big thanks to #USNA Superintendent Vice Admiral Sean Buck for dropping by our office. He joined me in calling a candidate from my district to let him know he has been appointed to the Naval Academy. As a USNA ‘86 grad, it was an honor passing the torch to the next generation!


@RepFranklin It was an honor to meet with former Prime Minister Boris Johnson during yesterday’s Republican Study Committee lunch! We discussed the US-UK special relationship and support for Ukraine. 


@RepFranklin  It was a privilege and blessing to attend the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday morning with my congressional colleagues to join in prayer for the reconciliation of our great nation. And ALL God’s people said, “Amen!”


@RepFranklin  Socialism will never take root in America so long as House Republicans has a say. I’m proud to stand tall with my colleagues in unequivocally condemning it in all its forms. We are committed to building a future that promotes freedom and protects the American Dream!

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