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.

Simplifying Grant Access for Small Communities


Smaller governments often face difficulties when applying for federal grant dollars due to the complex, time-consuming and expensive process, while larger cities with bigger budgets can hire teams of grant writers and lobbyists to apply for federal grants, giving them a significant advantage. Last week, I re-introduced the Simplifying Grants Act, to make it easier for small governments serving less than 50,000 people to apply for, receive and manage federal grants. The bill requires agencies to simplify the arduous process for all current and future federal grant opportunities. This will level the playing field and give our smaller communities in Florida and across the country a real opportunity to compete . Click here to learn more.

Organizing Committees for the 118th Congress


As a new member of the House Appropriations Committee, Veterans Affairs, and Science, Space, and Technology Committees, it was great to gavel in our first committee meetings of the 118th Congress. During these meetings, Committee rules and Subcommittee Jurisdictions were adopted. I will work  with my colleagues to conduct rigorous oversight of taxpayer dollars, ensure our veterans receive needed care, and strengthen our nation’s scientific, technological, and economic competitiveness.

Constituent Corner


Danny from Polk City, a U.S. Navy veteran, contacted our office for help obtaining his discharge information from the National Personnel Records Center for retirement. We helped secure the information he needed.  If you are having problems with the VA, Social Security or other federal agency we can help! Click here  to learn more.

Test Your Knowledge #CivicsWithScott!

In what year was Florida’s first state constitution written?

A. 1838 
B. 1865 
C. 1845
D. 1964

Last Week’s Question

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

A. 1776
B. 1783
D. 1791

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

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