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Sep 11, 2013 | The Washington Times

Editorial: The Courage to Stay Out of War

Issues: Defense

As the only Republican left in Congress who voted against going to war in Iraq in 2002, I have been asked whether there are lessons that apply today to the situation in Syria.

Sep 6, 2013 | National Review

John Duncan’s ‘Told You So’ Moment

Issues: Defense

Representative John Duncan of Tennessee can still remember being hauled into the George W. Bush White House when “they found out I was leaning against (the Iraq War).”

Aug 28, 2013 | Daily Times

Duncan has history to support position against intervention

Issues: Defense

U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., a Republican who represents Tennessee’s 2nd District that includes Blount County, gave his own response to the rising call to enter into this convoluted fight. In a statement, he said: “I am opposed to the U.S. getting involved in another war in the Middle East.”

Aug 27, 2013 | Claiborne Progress

Duncan in Claiborne County: Put Americans First

“I believe in helping out when we can, but there are limits,” he said. “We need to start taking care of our own people, and stop trying to run the whole world.”

Aug 27, 2013 | WATE-TV

Rep. Jimmy Duncan calls any U.S. military response to Syrian crisis 'a mistake'

Issues: Defense

Congressman Jimmy Duncan from Tennessee's 2nd District is voicing his opposition to a possible United States military response to the crisis in Syria.

Jul 15, 2013 | The Daily Caller

Congressman aims to protect minors from online commercialization

Issues: Oversight

Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. of Tennessee has introduced legislation that will prevent social media sites from using pictures of minors posted to their sites for commercial purposes, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports.

Jul 10, 2013 | Knoxville News Sentinel

Duncan files bill to ban social media's commercial use of kids' posted photos

Issues: Oversight

You log onto Facebook, like your favorite sandwich shop, and next thing you know, your photo shows up in an online ad promoting the store. It’s a scenario that happens often on the popular social media site — and one that U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. is looking to curb.

Jun 24, 2013 | Memphis Daily News

Congressional Delegation Tours Presidents Island

Issues: Transportation

U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., chairman of the panel, joined U.S. Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Rick Crawford, R-Ark., Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., Daniel Webster, R-Fla., and Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla. on a guided tour of Presidents Island.

Jun 17, 2013 | Knoxville News Sentinel

In 1960s, Knoxville Mayor John Duncan sought to defuse racial tensions

Duncan’s push for racial equality has long been a source of pride for his family, said his son, U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. of Knoxville.

May 31, 2013 | WATE

1,800 East Tennessee students leave on Safety Patrol trip to Washington, D.C.

More than 1,800 East Tennessee students left for the nations' capitol Friday morning for AAA Tennessee's 57th annual Safety Patrol trip.