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Apr 3, 2015 | The Daily Times

Congressman addresses Downtown Maryville Association

“One of my biggest concerns is sending jobs overseas,” the congressman told the Downtown Maryville Association on Thursday, after thanking local business owners for providing jobs.

Mar 4, 2015 | Knoxville News Sentinel

ET delegation votes against Homeland Security funding

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.

Mar 2, 2015 | The Knoxville News Sentinel

Duncan bill takes aim at farm subsidy

Issues: Agriculture

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.

Feb 13, 2015 | The Washington Post

Panel calls for better leadership, more resources at Secret Service

Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.) said he appreciated the panel’s work but is “very skeptical” of some of its conclusions.

Feb 12, 2015 | Knoxville News Sentinel

East Tennessee lawmakers supportive but cautious on war powers

Issues: Defense

"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.

Jan 25, 2015 | USA Today

House members urge airliners to have recorders that eject

Issues: Transportation

"We're really way behind the times on this," Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn., told the oversight subcommittee on transportation.

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.