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Jan 20, 2015 | The Knoxville News Sentinel

ET congressional reaction to Obama's speech

Issues: Economy, Spending

“President Obama always has many things in his State of the Union that almost everyone supports, but of course the devil is in the details."

Jan 15, 2015 | The Daily Times

Rep. Duncan retains key spot on House Transportation, Infrastructure Committee

Issues: Transportation

U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., has been reappointed vice chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Jan 14, 2015 | Knoxville News Sentinel

1,361 migrant children placed in Tennessee

The votes were “simply another effort to get the administration to enforce the immigration laws that are already on the books instead of making up their own laws, which even the president has said in the past he does not have the power to do,” said U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Knoxville.

Jan 11, 2015 | Knoxville News Sentinel

Free community college plan draws praise, criticism

Issues: Education

“I do have concerns about the cost of any federal program since we have a national debt of $18 trillion, and it is still going up every year,” Duncan said.

Dec 31, 2014 | Bloomberg

The Real Reason It's So Hard To Find Disappeared Planes

Issues: Transportation

Representatives David Price, a Democrat from North Carolina, and John Duncan Jr., a Tennessee Republican, told Bloomberg Politics that the lengthy disappearance of AirAsia flight QZ8501 this weekend between Indonesia and Singapore is prompting them to reintroduce a pair of bills that would require multiple, ejectable black boxes mounted on the outside of commercial airplanes and that can float and would force the Federal Aviation Administration to require aircraft be tracked via GPS.

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.

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