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Dec 11, 2014 | The Knoxville News Sentinel

ET lawmakers: ‘Partisan' terrorism report puts American security at risk

"We need balanced oversight of our intelligence agencies," said U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., a Knoxville Republican. "Unfortunately, this was a very partisan and misleading report filled mostly with information already known, and I hope that it doesn't cause violence and cost more American lives."

Dec 4, 2014 | Knoxville News Sentinel

Duncan blasts TVA for refusal to disclose subsidies

Issues: Oversight

“TVA is not a private company — it is a public monopoly, most places, with advantages that are not given to most other businesses,” said Duncan, a Knoxville Republican. “I believe all of their activities should be transparent and open to the public.”

Nov 21, 2014 | Knoxville News Sentinel

East Tennessee lawmakers blast executive order on immigration

Issues: Immigration

“There is a right way to do things, and there is a wrong way to do things,” said U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Knoxville. “This is the wrong way.”

Nov 3, 2014 | The Knoxville News Sentinel

Disclosure sought of ‘whisper gallery for Wall Street'

“I don’t see how anyone could argue that political intelligence activity should be allowed to continue behind closed doors to the benefit of only a very few elites,” the Knoxville Republican said.

Sep 25, 2014 | National Journal

Reps. Slaughter, Duncan, and Walz Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Bring Transparency to Political Intelligence Industry

Issues: Economy, Oversight

"I don't see how anyone could argue that political intelligence activity should be allowed to continue behind closed doors to the benefit of only a very few elites," Duncan said.

Sep 17, 2014 | Roll Call

Bipartisan House Report Sees Growing Role for Private Money in Infrastructure Deals

Issues: Transportation

Duncan said, “It wouldn’t bother me to double or triple it. When you look at how much we spent on infrastructure over in Iraq and Afghanistan, we’d like to move some of that money here.”

Sep 17, 2014 | Wall Street Journal

Lawmakers Plan to Introduce Bill Regulating 'Political Intelligence'

Issues: Economy, Oversight

Proposed Regulations Modeled After Disclosure Rules for Lobbyist

Sep 11, 2014 | The Daily Times

Rep. Duncan supports limited air strikes

U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., said he supports a limited number of air strikes against the terrorists who beheaded two American journalists, but he is opposed to the use of thousands of ground troops.

Aug 4, 2014 | Knoxville News Sentinel

Duncan: Abolish taxpayer-guaranteed export financing

Issues: Economy, Spending

Congressman John J. Duncan Jr. has argued for years the U.S. Export-Import Bank should be abolished.

Jul 24, 2014 | Knoxville News Sentinel

East Tenn. lawmakers challenge Obama on border funding

Issues: Immigration

“There is already sufficient funds to do what needs to be done if the Obama administration would just enforce the law,” U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Knoxville, said.

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