In the News
Panama City News Herald
Jan 11 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Neal Dunn on Wednesday was appointed to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, the House Committee on Agriculture, and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for the 115th Congress.
“These committees are fundamental to Florida’s future, to our economy and to the welfare of our veterans,” said Dunn, R-Panama City. “I’m honored to serve and be a strong, conservative voice for the Second District on these committees.”
The veterans’ affairs committee has oversight over the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. In recent years, the committee has tried to streamline the VA, hold officials accountable and improve the performance level to ensure veterans are receiving adequate and timely care. It last was chaired by another Florida representative, Jeff Miller, who retired at the end of the last session.
“As a veteran of the U.S. Army, I have firsthand knowledge of the issues plaguing the VA,” Dunn said. “I am eager to get to work to effect real change at the VA so our veterans get the care and benefits they have earned and deserve.”
The agriculture committee has jurisdiction over federal agriculture policy and the preservation of healthy agricultural production in the United States, and the science, space and technology committee oversees NASA, the National Institutes of Standards and Technology, and activities relating to non-military research and development.
Dunn is a former board member of Space Florida.
“Florida has a well earned place as a leader in America’s space program, and in advancing science and technology for the nation,” he said. “I look forward to building on this legacy at the Science, Space, and Technology Committee.”