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.


Gallup found immigration ranks as the top issue of concern for Americans, even above the economy. Open border policies are exhausting community resources and leaving Americans vulnerable to preventable crime. Yet many cities have declared themselves a “sanctuary” from federal immigration laws, but still receive federal tax dollars.

That’s why I cosponsored H.R. 5717, the No Bailout for Sanctuary Cities Act, to block federal funding from flowing into any jurisdiction with sanctuary cities that allow the migrant crisis to metastasize and endanger their own residents.


The CCP seeks global military and economic dominance by weakening our economy, infiltrating our education system and using our own technology against us. We must hold China accountable.

I was pleased to cosponsor H.R. 7476, the Countering Communist China Act, a comprehensive effort to counter the threat we face from China. This important bill:

  • Places trade restrictions on Chinese military and surveillance companies,
  • Sanctions Chinese apps that steal Americans’ data,
  • Blocks federal funding to universities who receive any funding from the CCP,
  • Holds China accountable for their human rights abuses against Uyghurs. 

Click here to learn more.


Our district is home to over 200 specialty crops that feed the nation and the world. To meet the growing demand to feed millions during labor shortages, we need agricultural technology innovation.

That’s why I joined my colleagues to urge the Agriculture Committee to make time-saving technologies more affordable for growers and prioritize mechanization and automation research and development as they develop the next Farm Bill. 

Test Your Knowledge #CivicsWithScott!

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
C. The right to bear arms
D. The right to freedom of assembly

Last Week’s Question

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. – Correct answer
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.

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

Lakeland’s Scott Franklin appointed to U.S. House task force on AI — The Ledger 

Key Social Media Posts

@RepFranklin Laken Riley’s death is directly linked to the Biden Administration’s failed border policies, NOT because she chose to run alone.

@RepFranklin Rural small businesses are vital to a growing economy. It’s crucial we do everything we can to support them. The SBA Rural Performance Report Act will hold USDA and SBA accountable.

@RepFranklin Border security is national security. @HouseGOP
passed the strongest border security bill in history almost A YEAR AGO. Democrats have American blood on their hands while it continues to collect dust in the Senate. Shameful.

@Congressman Scott Franklin Lakeland is a great place to live, work and have a family!

@RepFranklin #OnThisDay in 1845, Florida became the 27th state. Happy Birthday, Florida!


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