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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee


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September 24, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn) joined U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and U.S. Representatives David Davis (R-Tenn. 1), Zach Wamp (R-Tenn. 3), Lincoln Davis (D-Tenn. 4), Bart Gordon (D-Tenn. 6), and John Tanner (D-Tenn. 8) in requesting that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Edward Schafer issue an agricultural disaster declaration for 28 counties across Tennessee to help farmers who have suffered crop and livestock losses as a result of persistent drought conditions.

September 15, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) announced today that the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine’s Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness two grants totaling nearly $5 million to help ensure the safety of the Nation’s food supply and to help promote effective response to a disaster involving animals.

September 9, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC -- U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and U.S. Representative John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.

July 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC -- In a joint letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Tennessee congressional delegation has requested that the FDA “quickly determine the [salmonellosis] outbreak’s source and effectively eliminate the contaminated tomatoes from our food supply without hurting the producers whose products are still safe.”

May 7, 2008 Speeches

Washington, DC -- Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the rule that brings this bill to the floor and to this $15 billion bailout bill, and I thank the gentleman from Washington for yielding me this time.

Mr. Speaker, I think up here we lose sight of how much $15 billion really is. Fifteen billion dollars would operate the entire State government of Tennessee for almost 1 year, our education, our medical care, our prisons, our roads, our parks. And Tennessee is almost dead on average, statistics-wise, in regard to all the States.