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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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April 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Dr. Neal Dunn (FL-02) made the following statement on the U.S. missile strikes in Syria:

“Last night the United States took appropriate military action to degrade Syria’s ability to launch further chemical weapons attacks,” Dr. Dunn said. “The world must unite to show Assad that such attacks are intolerable and he will be held accountable. I commend the President for taking decisive action, and I am grateful to our men and women in uniform for successfully carrying out such an important mission.”

April 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Dr. Neal Dunn (FL-02) and Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01) introduced the “Military Assets Protection Act,” a bipartisan bill to clarify the authority of the military to defend facilities and assets against Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or drones. 

April 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Dr. Neal Dunn (FL-02) released the following statement on the chemical weapons attack in Syria:

“I condemn the chemical weapons attack that has taken the lives of innocent Syrians today, including many children. The photos of this atrocity break the heart. The world must stand united to hold Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian regime accountable for this barbarism against their own people.”


April 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Dr. Neal Dunn (FL-02) led a bipartisan congressional visit to Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) in Panama City, Florida over the weekend. Along with Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC) and Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), Dr. Dunn toured the ESG facilities, stressing the importance of the Offshore Patrol Cutter Program. Both Reps. Rouzer and Garamendi serve on the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, which authorizes and oversees the Offshore Patrol Cutters Program.

April 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Citing new threats from drones both overseas and here at home, Dr. Neal Dunn (FL-02) has urged the House Armed Services Committee to strengthen the military’s legal authority to protect its installations from Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). 

Earlier this year, senior leadership at Tyndall Air Force Base raised their concerns with Dr. Dunn that base security required clearer legal authority to interdict drone attacks on assets or personnel.

March 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Neal Dunn, M.D. (FL-02) today pressed the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) about 12 environmental surveys it commissioned in areas of the Gulf of Mexico that are off-limits to oil and natural gas leasing. 

In a letter to BOEM Acting Director Dr. Walter Cruickshank, Dunn questions the necessity of these surveys and seeks information on what they discovered. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) joined Dr. Dunn on the letter.

March 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Dr. Neal Dunn (FL-02) and a bipartisan group of Florida lawmakers are urging the Trump Administration to protect the Joint Gulf Range Complex by maintaining the moratorium on oil and gas offshore drilling activities in the Gulf of Mexico. In a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis, the lawmakers call the Joint Gulf Range Complex “an incomparable national asset” and ask for his support for the current moratorium beyond its expiration in 2022.

March 16, 2017 Page

Dr. Neal Dunn invites residents of Florida’s 2nd District to attend an in-person town hall meeting to discuss health care reform, and other important issues. This is an opportunity to interact directly with Dr. Dunn to share your concerns and ask questions.

The event will be held on Sunday, March 19th at 2:00 PM CT at the FSU Panama City Campus in the Holley Lecture Hall.

Check-in will begin no more than 45 minutes prior to the event's start time.

February 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Dr. Neal Dunn (FL-02) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress:

“Tonight, we heard the President outline his optimistic plan for the country, which included tackling the tough issues of tax and regulatory reform, fixing our broken health care system, rebuilding our military, and keeping our commitment to our veterans. I commend President Trump for keeping his promises and working hard to address the issues that are most important to hardworking Americans.  

January 30, 2017 Press Release
Dr. Neal Dunn (FL-02) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s executive order on immigration.