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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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June 18, 2018 Press Release

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           CONTACT: Don Walker

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.

April 27, 2018 Editorials

During the past few weeks, my two transportation staffers, Zach and Don, worked hard to help me create an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration Re-Authorization Bill of 2018. Today, my colleagues in the House of Representatives voted to allow my amendment into the bill.

April 20, 2018 Editorial

Last week, I had the privilege of welcoming members of the St. Andrews Society, and Scottish community to Capitol Hill to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Tartan Day. I was a founding Co-Chairman of the Congressional Friends of Scotland Caucus which helps to unify relationships between Members of the United States Congress and Members of Scottish Parliament.

April 13, 2018 Press Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           CONTACT: Don Walker

April 11, 2018                                                                                            865-984-5464

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April 5, 2018 Editorial

During the past few days while I was home in Tennessee, and working out of the district, I had the privilege of interacting with many constituents who play different roles in our area. From speaking at a symposium for law students at Lincoln Memorial University, to visiting with community leaders, to presenting an American flag that was flown over the U.S.

March 26, 2018 Press Release

On Friday, I voted against the omnibus appropriations bill for many reasons.

Among them, I think it is ridiculous to increase federal spending when Our Nation has just exceeded 20 trillion dollars in debt.

However, there has been some false publicity that Members of Congress would receive pay raises in the omnibus bill.  

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March 19, 2018 Editorials

The highlight of my week was getting to visit with 281 constituents from all over the district before my staff took them on a personal tour of the 

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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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