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Oct 29, 2015 | The Los Angeles Times

Editorial: It's time to ground America's air marshals

Issues: Transportation

Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.), a member of the House committee that's been investigating the air marshal service, agrees, at least on the air marshals. He and others say that locking cockpit doors and installing airport screening has done more to make air travel safer.

Oct 19, 2015 | Knoxville News Sentinel

Duncan seeks change in how Social Security raises are calculated

Issues: Social Security

There are millions of seniors whose only income is their Social Security check, or certainly that’s the major source of their income,” the Knoxville Republican said. “There are a lot of seniors out there that are hurting. And I just don’t think it’s accurate for the government to say that costs aren’t going up for these people.”

Oct 1, 2015 | Knoxville News Sentinel

"Excessive spending" has Duncan voting no on budget bill

Issues: Economy, Spending

"While I am very opposed to the $528 million for Planned Parenthood, for me this vote was much more about overall excessive spending than it was about any one particular appropriation," said Duncan, R-Knoxville, explaining his vote against the funding measure.

Sep 29, 2015 | WBIR

Congressman Duncan questions Planned Parenthood leader

Republican Congressman John Duncan Jr., from the 2nd district in East Tennessee, participated in the hearing and at one point asked Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards if she defended the sale of baby body parts.

Aug 6, 2015 | Knoxville News Sentinel

Duncan, transportation secretary tour area projects

Issues: Transportation

The nation's secretary of transportation made a brief stop Wednesday in Knoxville to emphasize the need for funding the country's infrastructure with U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr.

May 13, 2015 | C-SPAN

Duncan on Washington Journal

Rep. Duncan shares thoughts on war, trade and trains during an appearance on C-SPAN's Washington Journal program.

May 12, 2015 | Knoxville News Sentinel

Duncan: Presidential libraries should disclose donors

Issues: Oversight

U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. has been on a crusade for years to force presidential libraries to make public their lists of private donors. So far, he has come up short. But for the first time in a long time, there are signs the Knoxville Republican’s luck may be about to change:

May 7, 2015 | The Washington Examiner

Federal student loans creating 'indentured students'

Issues: Education

Students today think the federal student loan program is one of the best things that ever happened to them. Actually, it is one of the worst.

May 1, 2015 | MSNBC

Secret presidential library donations can pose major questions

Issues: Oversight

here’s an entire industry of big money backers who can donate to presidential libraries and potentially exert influence on an outgoing president – without a single disclosure required.

Apr 24, 2015 | The American Conservative

A Return to the Peace Party

Republicans once stood for peace through strength, not endless war.