Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

Veterans

More on Veterans

October 25, 2016 Press Release

 

 

Duncan Blasts Pentagon

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            CONTACT: Don Walker

October 25, 2016                                                                                                  (202) 225-5435

                                                           

 

January 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Today, Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) and Congressman John J. Duncan Jr. (TN-2)  introduced the “Honoring Our WWII Merchant Mariners Act of 2015.” This legislation would provide surviving Merchant Marines who served during World War II with a modest benefit for their bravery and sacrifice.

July 1, 2014 In The News
“If we’re not careful, six months from now or a year from now or two years from now we’re going to be right back in the same situation,” Duncan said. “If we’re not careful, six months from now or a year from now or two years from now we’re going to be right back in the same situation,” Duncan said.
June 30, 2014 In The News
Monday, Congressman John Duncan Jr. invited leaders of East Tennessee veterans groups to a listening session in his office. He plans to take suggestions from the group to the new secretary.
June 12, 2014 In The News
A Knoxville lawmaker has asked the Department of Veteran Affairs to open a VA hospital in the city
June 11, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) hailed the passage Tuesday of a bill he co-sponsored allowing eligible Veterans to get care from a private doctor, an idea he has long fought for in Congress.

The measure—H.R. 4810, the Veterans Access to Care Act—would allow Veterans to seek health care outside the V.A. system if they are subject to a long waiting period or live more than 40 miles from a V.A. medical facility.  It also eliminates bonuses for all V.A. employees for the next two years.

May 30, 2014 In The News
“It’s certainly not a money problem,” Duncan said Thursday. “There’s no department that has been filled with money recently like the VA has.”
May 30, 2014 In The News
“I don’t believe in the traditional Washington method of finding one fall guy, and firing that person hoping that the hubbub will die down and the problem will solve itself.”
May 22, 2014 Speeches

Mr. Speaker:

The number of Veterans has declined by several million in recent years due to deaths and decreases in the numbers of our military.

Yet the problems in the V.A. and complaints by Veterans about poor treatment and long delays have grown by leaps and bounds.

Pages