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U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan and other East Tennessee Republicans in Congress bucked their party’s leaders and voted Tuesday against a $40 billion bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the year.
It's often called the Cadillac of crop subsidies. But U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. calls it something else. "It's crony capitalism at its best," the Knoxville Republican says.
Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.) said he appreciated the panel’s work but is “very skeptical” of some of its conclusions.
"If we have to go to war against ISIS,” Duncan said, “we need to get in and get it over with and not drag it out for 13 or 14 years like the Afghanistan war.
"We're really way behind the times on this," Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn., told the oversight subcommittee on transportation.
“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."
U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., has been reappointed vice chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
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.
“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.
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.