Dunn is the representative for Florida’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2017. Dunn is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 70 years old.
Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided instead by incumbent politicians running in the very same election. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.
Dunn was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. Shortly after the election, Dunn joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election, based on lies and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. (Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.) On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the violent insurrection at the Capitol, Dunn voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote. The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Dunn.
Dunn is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Dunn has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 29, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Neal Dunn sits on the following committees:
Dunn was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 7820 (117th): Travel and Tourism Act
- H.R. 4880 (117th): Veterans’ Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act
- H.R. 425 (116th): Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act
- H.R. 5787 (115th): Strengthening Coastal Communities Act of 2018
- H.R. 3832 (115th): Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act
Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Dunn sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (23%) Health (19%) Emergency Management (19%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Commerce (6%) Taxation (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Dunn recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 1199: Facilitating Innovative Nuclear Diagnostics Act of 2023
- H.R. 906: REPAIR Act
- H.R. 828: TROOP Act
- H.Res. 39: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that illicit fentanyl-related substances are …
- H.Res. 1327 (117th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that fentanyl-related substances are …
- H.Res. 1258 (117th): Of inquiry directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide …
- H.R. 7820 (117th): Travel and Tourism Act
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2017 to Mar 2023, Dunn missed 121 of 3,344 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is worse than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Office of Neal Dunn for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills