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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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November 13, 2018 Press Release


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September 28, 2018 Editorial

At the height of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky and other sex scandals years ago, I was speaking to an assembly program at Fort Loudon Middle School telling the students about my job.

During the question-answer session, in front of the approximately 1,000 students, one girl asked me if I had ever had an affair.

August 31, 2018 Editorial

"I am saddened by the passing of the legendary Stan Brock. He made such a powerful impact on our community through his devotion to others, caring heart, and creation of Remote Area Medical.


July 16, 2018 Press Release



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July 2, 2018 Editorial

President Trump has already said he is going to appoint a new Supreme Court Justice from a previously-referenced list of 25 current judges.

I am sure they are all good judges and honorable men and women.  I was a judge for 7 ½ years before coming to Congress.

I have great respect for those who serve in our Nation’s Judiciary and several judges are good friends of mine.

June 18, 2018 Press Release

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June 5, 2018 Editorial

This Saturday marked a special milestone during my time in Congress as I welcomed over 1,000 Knoxville students, police officers, parents, teachers, and nurses to Washington for their annual Safety Patrol trip.

May 31, 2018 Editorial

Last week, my colleagues voted to add an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that I introduced along with Congressman Polis and Congressman Jones which could incentivize more government employees to come up with cost-saving ideas.

May 22, 2018 Editorials

In April, I was mentioned in a New York Times article about the wasteful Federal Air Marshal Service. You can read the full article here.


In The News

September 23, 2016 In The News
Congressman John J. Duncan Jr. is quoted in an exploration of Vol Nation and SEC football...
January 6, 2016 In The News
U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Knoxville, said Obama should be working with Congress to address the real causes of gun violence instead of attacking law-abiding gun owners and the Constitution.
December 4, 2015 In The News
U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, who appeared on Fox News on Thursday, told the News Sentinel that the post with the heading “Best Practices for Inclusive Holiday Celebrations in the Workplace” on UT’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion’s website “extremist,” “ridiculously overboard” and an example of political correctness run amok.
December 4, 2015 In The News
The University of Tennessee has warned students that their holiday parties should not be Christmas parties in disguise. Rep. John Duncan, a graduate of UT Knoxville, sounded off on his alma mater.
November 17, 2015 In The News
U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Knoxville, said in his view the U.S. can't control the Middle East. But it can control its borders.
November 17, 2015 In The News
The draft legislation, a copy of which was obtained by FP, is backed by Rep. John Duncan.
November 17, 2015 In The News
"Radical Islamic fundamentalists whose goal is to kill people who do not follow their warped religion are both mentally ill and dangerous,” the Knoxville Republican said.
November 2, 2015 In The News
I would like to see it totally eliminated. Totally defunded," says Republican Rep. John Duncan of Tennessee, the air marshals' biggest critic.
October 29, 2015 In The News
"I think it's the most needless, useless, wasteful program almost probably in the federal government, and that's - that's saying quite a bit," Duncan said.
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.