Florida’s Second District is home to extensive row crops, peanuts, cotton, cattle, dairy, poultry and some of the most productive forests in the nation. The agriculture industry is an integral part of the economy in the Second District.
I was honored to receive an appointment to the House Agriculture Committee, where we are getting right to work reviewing our farm policies in preparation for a new Farm Bill. I look forward to working with my colleague Congressman Ted Yoho to ensure the voices of Florida farmers and foresters are heard in Congress.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Neal Dunn, M.D. (FL-02) today attended the U.S. Supreme Court oral argument of the Florida v. Georgia “water wars” case, and issued the following statement:
The battle between Florida and Georgia over the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system flooded into the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, where judges heard arguments from both sides in the five-year old case.
Florida and Georgia have been involved in a lawsuit since 2013, when Florida took legal action against Georgia for allegedly diverting “too much water” from the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system which the Sunshine State says has damaged both the Apalachicola Bay as well as Franklin County’s seafood industry.
Republican Congressman Dr. Neal Dunn (District 2-Florida) attended Monday’s oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the Florida-Georgia “water wars.” Lawyers for each state spoke the hearing, and Dunn said the meeting was packed with stakeholders from both sides of the Florida-Georgia border.
He spoke with the Floridan moments after leaving the morning proceeding and said he felt good about the way things went.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Neal Dunn, M.D. (FL-02) and Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) led a bipartisan group of 79 House members in urging the USDA, FDA, and EPA to work together to promote innovative new technologies, including agricultural gene editing, to increase yields and reduce the cost of production.
From his perch on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., led efforts to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to team up to work on advancing biotechnology.
Dunn paired up with U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., to round up almost 80 fellow members of the House to sign a letter to USDA Sec. Sonny Perdue, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on the matter.
With the Trump administration continuing renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), members of the Florida congressional delegation are urging they include more protection for the state’s agriculture community.
From his perch on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, last week U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., rounded up most members of the Florida delegation to send a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer urging him to look out for farmers in the Sunshine State.
WASHINGTON, DC – As NAFTA renegotiations continue this weekend in Mexico City, Congressman Neal Dunn, M.D. (FL-02), led a group of 20 Florida House members in support of the Administration’s efforts to protect Florida agriculture from Mexico’s unfair trading practices.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Neal Dunn, M.D. (FL-02) issued the following statement in support of the fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill:
“I answered President Trump’s call to vote for this bill because it advances conservative priorities to strengthen our military, secure our border and shrink the federal government.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Dr. Neal Dunn (FL-02) applauded President Trump’s Executive Order to boost American agriculture and rural communities.
The President’s Executive Order creates a new inter-agency task force led by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. The task force will conduct a review of laws, policies and regulations that hinder America’s agriculture economy and rural communities. The order also abolishes President Obama’s Rural Council.