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.


In the AI arena, the world requires Congress to step up and lead. We have the largest economy in the world and the preponderance of AI thought leadership and R&D is happening in the U.S. By its very nature, private enterprise will try to press the boundaries in the name of competition. 

Our adversaries have openly stated their desire to dominate the AI field. America must keep up with the pace of AI’s advancement. I thank Speaker Johnson for the opportunity to work with members of this task force to educate our colleagues on the urgent need to construct guardrails against emerging threats while also allowing technological innovation to flourish.


The transition to civilian life looks different for every veteran. No matter a veteran’s career, education or personal priorities after serving their country, their transition should be as seamless as possible.

Unfortunately, most veterans education benefits expire after 10 or 15 years, and for dependents, there is either a year or age limit. That’s why I cosponsored H.R. 6300, the Veterans Education is Timeless Act, which enables veterans and their dependents to use these educational benefits regardless of age or timing.


Thank you to everyone who attended Academy Day at Polk State College last weekend! It was a pleasure to speak with the next generation of military leaders. Students in 8th – 11th grade learned about the mission of different service academies and the congressional nomination process. Students still interested in a U.S. Service Academy nomination, click here to apply.  

Test Your Knowledge #CivicsWithScott!

What was the result of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education?

A. The federal government ordered states must desegregate classes.
B. Individuals of different races voluntarily stopped all forms of school segregation.
C. States could continue segregation as long as facilities were separate but equal.
D. Desegregation was ordered for only high schools.

Last Week’s Question

A more informed society comes from which constitutional protection?

A. Trial by jury
B. Due process
C. Right to bear arms
D. Free speech – Correct answer

It is an honor and privilege to represent you in Congress. Please take a moment to fill out my latest constituent survey here. Your feedback helps me better represent you. 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

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