In the News
Sunshine State News
Jan 12 2017
Freshman U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., announced his committee assignments on Wednesday.
Dunn, a doctor based out Panama City, was named to the Agriculture, Veterans Affairs and the Science, Space, and Technology committees.
“These committees are fundamental to Florida’s future, to our economy and to the welfare of our veterans,” Dunn said on Wednesday. “I’m honored to serve and be a strong, conservative voice for the Second District on these committees.”
Dunn pointed to his Army service as one of the reasons he has the background to serve on Veterans Affairs. He also expressed his support for reforming the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to better serve veterans.
“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.”
Dunn also noted the importance of agriculture in his North Florida which includes parts of the Panhandle and the Big Bend.
“From cotton and soybean and timber to dairy and cattle, the agriculture industry is an integral part of the economy in in the Second District, and I look forward to working with our farmers and foresters to ensure that their voice is heard in Congress,” Dunn said.
With the Science, Space, and Technology Committee handling NASA and non-military technology issues, Dunn pointed to his record when he served on the board 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,” Dunn said. “I look forward to building on this legacy at the Science, Space, and Technology Committee.”
Dunn replaced former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., who retired after one term after the latest round of congressional redistricting made the district more Republican leaning.