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Congressman Neal Dunn

Representing the 2nd District of Florida

National Defense

I believe a strong, well-funded military is essential to ensuring the safety of all Americans and promoting freedom throughout the world. We must ensure our brave troopers have all resources they need to execute their missions. I am dedicated to working with my colleagues in Congress to ensure that we develop a comprehensive military strategy that can defeat ISIS and Islamic terrorism abroad and at home.

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December 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In a win for the military and our national defense, the $30 million Congressman Neal Dunn (FL-02) secured to accelerate improvements to the military training range in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico has been attached to must-pass legislation keeping the government open beyond December 22nd. Dr. Dunn introduced, and the House passed, his amendment for the $30 million dollars in July during consideration of the FY18 Department of Defense funding bill. The House is scheduled to send the bill to the Senate next week.  

November 28, 2017 Press Release

PANAMA CITY, FL – Congressman Neal Dunn issued the following statement on the Air Force’s selection of Tyndall Air Force Base as the location for its new MQ-9 Reaper wing:

“The Air Force’s decision is a wise one for our national defense, and it will bring a tremendous boost to our region,” Dr. Dunn said. “Tyndall is a perfect location for this new wing, and this community will welcome the new airmen and their families who come to live and work here with open arms.”

November 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Neal Dunn (FL-02) supported final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes the largest pay raise for our military in eight years and begins to repair a decade of damage to our national defense. The bipartisan legislation is the military’s annual policy bill that authorizes funding levels for the Department of Defense. Once the bill passes the Senate, it will go to the President for his signature.

October 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Neal Dunn, M.D. (FL-02), issued the following statement after passage of the House budget resolution, H. Con. Res. 71, Building A Better America. 

H. Con. Res. 71 balances the budget within 10 years without raising taxes. It will achieve $6.5 trillion in total deficit reduction over the next 10 years and also produce a $9 billion surplus in the fiscal year 2027. Importantly, Dr. Dunn noted, passing this budget is procedurally necessary for Congress to cut middle-class taxes this year.

September 11, 2017 Press Release

PANAMA CITY, FL – Congressman Neal Dunn (FL-02) released the following statement on the 16th anniversary of September 11, 2001:

“Today is the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

“As we all remember that tragic day in our nation's history, Florida is facing the ravages of a strong hurricane.

“We will deal with this hurricane and stand strong and never forget the tragedy of that morning, nor the sacrifices of so many prosecuting the war on terror ever since.

August 24, 2017 In The News

Rep. Neal Dunn responded this morning to America's longest war. 

President Trump has said that the U.S. will send more troops into Afghanistan. 

The president faced criticism for not giving specifics on how many troops will be deployed and when. We asked the congressman if he agrees with the strategy. 

August 22, 2017 In The News

Members of the Florida congressional delegation weighed in after President Donald Trump spoke to the nation on Monday about a new strategy in Afghanistan where the U.S. has been engaged in military operations for 16 years.

Trump opened the door to sending in more troops into the longest war in American history. He also called for more focus on taking out terrorists instead of nation building and having allies, including India, shoulder more of the burden in Afghanistan. 

August 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Neal Dunn (FL-02) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Afghanistan Announcement:

August 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Neal Dunn (FL-02) will travel to Israel next week to gain a firsthand understanding of the United States’ relationship with Israel, regional security issues, and joint counter-terrorism efforts.

July 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In a victory for our national security and Florida’s military community, today the House passed Congressman Neal Dunn’s (FL-02) amendment to fast-track needed improvements to the military training range in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.