Sunday, December 18, 2022





Dear Friend,

This past week, the House and Senate passed a Continuing Resolution that pushes the government funding deadline to December 23. I voted against this measure not because I want a government shutdown but because Congress is getting too comfortable kicking the can down the road.

House Democrats cut out House Republicans every step of the way and delayed a final appropriations bill until after the election to hide their costly wish list items. They want to pass this bill at the eleventh hour while America sleeps, so they can ram through trillions of dollars in new reckless spending to fund their failed agenda.

House Republicans will hold the line. You already spoke, and you want a NEW direction. So, in just 19 days, House Republicans will provide a check on the Biden Administration, rein in reckless spending, and work to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington.

Please read about my week below:

Top Reads of the Week
A Recap of My Week
Updates from Agencies

Top Reads of the Week

WMBB (PANAMA CITY): Florida cop treated for overdose after possible fentanyl exposure, police say (VIDEO)

FLORIDA DAILY: Florida Delegation Requests Relief For Specialty Crop Insurance Providers

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Utility Bills Rise as Americans Pay Off Storm-Recovery Costs for Decades to Come

A Recap of My Week
GOP Doctors Caucus

I recently joined the GOP Doctors Caucus on a letter to House leadership requesting support for policies to address impending Medicare payment cuts in legislation moving through the U.S. House of Representatives before the end of the year.

We are concerned about the impact of Medicare cuts in rural and underserved communities. With an ongoing healthcare workforce shortage, American communities cannot afford to experience practice closures. Uncertain payment rates will only lead to physicians closing their doors and enhance the existing barriers to care these patients already face, exacerbating poorer quality of life for seniors.

Updates From Agencies
Update from the IRS

The Internal Revenue Service reminds employers and self-employed individuals that chose to defer paying part of their 2020 Social Security tax liability that their second annual installment of the deferred amount is due on December 31, 2022.

As part of the COVID relief provided during 2020, employers could choose to put off paying the employer's share of their Social Security tax liability, which is 6.2% of wages. Self-employed individuals could also choose to defer a similar amount of their self-employment tax. Generally, half of that deferral was due on December 31, 2021. The other half is due on December 31, 2022.

Read more here.

Help is available. You are not alone.

The holiday season can be a difficult time for many. If you’re a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, there are caring, qualified VA responders standing by to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

Call 800-273-8255

Thank you for your continued energy and enthusiasm, as reflected in your letters and Facebook posts. If you haven’t already, LIKE my Facebook page. You can also follow me on Twitter @DrNealDunnFL2.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you in Congress!


Dr. Neal Dunn
Member of Congress

Constituent Casework Corner

A veteran contacted my office when both of their children’s Chapter 35 benefits, also known as VA education benefits, hadn’t been paid out in months by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Both children were certified for several semesters. We worked with the VA, and the benefits were promptly paid out for both veteran’s children.

Do you need help with a federal agency? Contact my office at 850-785-0812 or at

 Washington D.C. Office
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Washington, DC 20515
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Panama City, FL 32401
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