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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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February 7, 2018 Editorials

The deficit for the past fiscal year was an astounding $666 billion.

Today the Capitol Hill newspapers are reporting that the Senate is about to reach an agreement on spending that will bust all the budget caps over this year and the next,  for both defense and non-defense spending.

Have we forgotten that our national debt is now over $20 trillion dollars?

January 31, 2018 Editorials


During the month of January, I spoke with 28 young men and women interested in attending various military academies in Our Nation’s Armed Forces.

While many Members of Congress process nominations through automated means, I sit down with each and every candidate seeking an Academy Nomination.

January 25, 2018 Editorials

At a time when parties are pitted against each other, working together is more important than ever to ensure the people of Our Country can thrive with secure jobs, ensured safety, and proper rights.

December 20, 2017 Press Release

“Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that passed today, a typical median income family of four will receive a tax cut of $2,059. The overwhelming majority of those who pay federal income taxes will get a cut under this bill.

November 1, 2017 Press Release

Rep. DUNCAN (R-TN) Statement on Terrorist Attack in New York


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   November 1, 2017   

CONTACT: Don Walker   865-523-3772             


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.


September 22, 2017 Press Release

Duncan Announces $500,000 Grant for Zoo Knoxville


September 20, 2017 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2017  CONTACT: Don Walker  (865)-523-3772

Congressman Duncan announces $25,000 grant for Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center

June 23, 2017 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            CONTACT: Don Walker


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.