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.


Laken Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student from Georgia, was brutally murdered by Jose Ibarra, a criminal illegal immigrant from Venezuela. Ibarra was arrested in New York last year on other charges, including theft. He was soon released back on to the streets before fleeing to Georgia before killing Laken. Tragedies like this are occurring around the country due to the crisis at the southern border. 

I cosponsored and voted for the Laken Riley Act to ensure criminal illegal immigrants, like Ibarra, are charged and deported for theft-related crimes. Protecting our communities must be our highest priority. This bill passed the House and now awaits action in the Senate.


In the first 18 hours after the October 7th attacks, antisemitic language on some social media sites increased by 488%. And in many cases, pro-Palestine protests on college campuses have turned violent. This despicable behavior has no place anywhere.

That’s why I cosponsored the Antisemitism Awareness Act to direct the Department of Education to establish a standard definition of antisemitism when investigating antisemitic acts. This bill will ensure stronger protection for the Jewish community from discrimination and prevent potential personal bias from administrators.


Do you want your artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol? Each spring, the Artistic Discovery Contest provides an opportunity to recognize artistic talent in the nation and our district. The winning FL-18 artwork will be exhibited for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The deadline for submissions is 5PM Friday, April 12th. Learn more about the competition’s requirements here

Test Your Knowledge #CivicsWithScott!

What is the term for a type of government in which one person possesses unlimited power?

  1. Republic
    B. Oligarchy
    C. Democracy
    D. Autocracy

Last Week’s Question

What basic freedom does the 1966 Supreme Court decision in Miranda v. Arizona protect?

A. The right to freedom of speech
B. The protection against self-incrimination – Correct answer
C. The right to bear arms
D. The right to freedom of assembly


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

Franklin In the News

EXCLUSIVE: Full Florida GOP Congressional Delegation Endorses Sen. Rick Scott For Re-Election — Daily Caller

Florida members of Congress weigh in before SOTU — Bay News 9

Key Social Media Posts

@RepFranklin Ok, now enforce it @POTUS.

@RepFranklin 21 illegal immigrants were just arrested in a human trafficking bust in FL-18, once again proving EVERY state is a border state! @PolkCoSheriff is right: @POTUS
and the Senate must put politics aside and pass H.R. 2 to secure our border.

@RepFranklin Today I joined @SpeakerJohnson, @SteveScalise, @GOPMajorityWhip & my @HouseGOP colleagues as we set the record straight on the real state of our union. President Biden will paint a very different picture tomorrow night, but Americans aren’t fooled.

@RepFranklin Under @POTUS’ watch, the State of the Union isn’t as strong as he thinks it is: 

  • Over 8 million illegal immigrants have invaded the US 
  • Inflation has risen by 17.9% 
  • Failure to project strength to our adversaries 
  • Destroyed America’s energy independence

@RepFranklin Americans are dying from the Biden Administration’s border policies and he wants to talk about Shrinkflation. #SOTU

@RepFranklin Under @POTUS’ watch, over 20,000 unvetted Chinese nationals have illegally crossed the Southern Border. This is a massive threat to our national security.



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