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