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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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March 9, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) re-introduced legislation today that would allow the private sector to more easily compete for government jobs.
February 5, 2016 Speeches

A couple of months ago, in interviews both by National Public Radio and CBS News, I described the air marshal program as possibly the most needless, useless, wasteful program in the entire Federal Government. Shortly thereafter, the Los Angeles Times published an editorial entitled ``It's Time to Ground America's Air Marshals'' and said, ``Duncan has a point.''

December 18, 2015 Press Release

(WASHINGTON)  U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement Friday in response to his opposition to the $1.1 trillion omnibus bill that funds the government through September 2016: 

"This bill increases spending when we are already $19 trillion in debt; it increases immigration against the wishes of most of our citizens; and it increases federal ownership of land when government at all levels already owns far too much.

October 29, 2015 In The News
“This bill unfortunately means that we will continue to spend mega-billions we do not have, including $147 billion for our wars in the Middle East,” Duncan said.
October 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement Wednesday regarding the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015:

Of course in a bill this big, there are some things that I like.  But I could not support a bill in the end that increases spending by many, many billions of dollars over the next two years and does nothing to reduce our horrendous debt of more than $18 trillion. 

October 1, 2015 In The News
"While I am very opposed to the $528 million for Planned Parenthood, for me this vote was much more about overall excessive spending than it was about any one particular appropriation," said Duncan, R-Knoxville, explaining his vote against the funding measure.
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.
May 1, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) re-introduced legislation This week that would allow the private sector to more easily compete for government jobs. 

The Freedom from Government Competition Act requires a “Yellow Pages” test for every commercial activity undertaken by the federal government. 

This test simply states that if there are private businesses listed in the Yellow Pages that provide services that the government is also providing, then the service should be subject to competition. 

April 3, 2015 In The News
“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.

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