Neal Dunn Takes a Seat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee

Last week, U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., now in his third term in Congress, said he was moving to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Dunn, a doctor based out of Panama City, served on the U.S. House Agriculture and the Veterans Affairs Committees during his first two terms.

“I am honored and humbled to serve this nation and Florida’s Second Congressional District on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The Committee is at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare, energy and technology sectors, and we must enact policies to allow American entrepreneurship to thrive for decades to come,” Dunn said on Thursday. “As a doctor, I’m passionate about lowering our health care costs and finding common sense solutions that will strengthen the doctor-patient relationship.

“Additionally, we must sustain America’s energy independence and leverage our research assets to spur tech innovation. My constituents have also reached out to me about expanding rural broadband infrastructure to help with the rise in remote work and telehealth. These priorities will not only strengthen our economy and help grow my district but as we saw through Operation Warp Speed, they can save lives. I’m grateful for this incredible opportunity to serve on one of the oldest committees in Congress, and I look forward to using this platform to improve the quality of life for my constituents,” Dunn added.

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., who leads Republicans on the committee, said she was glad to have Dunn on her team.

“I’m excited that Congressman Neal Dunn is joining the Energy and Commerce Committee. It’s the most influential committee in the House, especially in healthcare. Congressman Neal Dunn brings invaluable medical expertise and knowledge that make him a great asset to our team,” said McMorris Rodgers.

Dunn is one of eight new Republicans on the committee and the only one of them from Florida.

First elected to Congress in 2016, Dunn represents a secure Republican district that includes parts of the Panhandle and the Big Bend.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

 

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