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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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April 13, 2018 Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           CONTACT: Don Walker

April 11, 2018                                                                                            865-984-5464

September 27, 2017 Press Release

"Yesterday I joined my colleagues in supporting the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, H.R.36, sponsored by Congressman Franks.  This bill would protect an unborn child old enough to feel pain from being aborted.  Evidence indicates an unborn baby is able to feel pain at 20 weeks old," said Duncan.


"I wish no one ever had to face an unwanted pregnancy, but I think that most people who oppose abortion want pregnant women to realize that there are other and better options.  I believe children are gifts from God and should be treasured," added Duncan.


April 5, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congressman John J. Duncan Jr. introduced with Rep. Phil Roe, MD., the Health Care Options Act of 2017. Duncan and Roe were joined by Tennessee colleagues Reps. DesJarlais, Kustoff, Fleischmann, Blackburn and Black. The Senate companion Health Care Options Act of 2017 was introduced late last week by Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker.
December 1, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. voted in favor of the 21st Century Cures Act, which passed the House by 392 to 26. After the vote, Congressman Duncan stated, “I am very pleased by today’s passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes the Eureka Prize Competitions.” The 21st Century Cures Act directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to use its authority to establish Eureka prize competitions for advances in biomedical science and improved outcomes in treatments for some of our most serious illnesses.
September 20, 2016 Press Release


Duncan Calls for AED Devices in Schools

September 20, 2016    (202) 225-5435

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) introduced legislation today in the House that would encourage every state in the Country to require Automated External Defibrillators at all schools to aid students suffering cardiac arrests.

August 2, 2016 Editorials
Dr. Bob Kocher, Special Assistant to President Obama for Healthcare and Economic Policy from 2009-2010, writes for the Wall Street Journal...
March 22, 2016 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN.) introduced the HEALTHIER Act to assist charitable organizations across the Country providing free healthcare to those in need. Currently, many of these organizations have difficulties recruiting large numbers of licensed doctors in the states where these free health clinics are conducted.

January 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) issued the following statement Tuesday in response to President Obama’s final State of the Union Address to Congress:

“Since Obamacare has been a failure for most people and healthcare costs continue to skyrocket for almost every family, I am disappointed that the President did not offer any solutions for this major and fast-growing problem.   

September 29, 2015 In The News
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.
October 14, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In a radio interview Tuesday, Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) called for immediate measures to restrict travel from countries with an Ebola outbreak.

Duncan told radio host Andrew Wilkow on the Sirius-XM network that the U.S. response has been lacking.