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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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March 15, 2018 Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             CONTACT: Don Walker

March 7, 2018 Editorials

During another busy week in Washington, I had the privilege of interacting with many outstanding Tennesseeans, many of whom are from my district. 

One special couple, Steve and Heather Winfree, were able to come by for a visit in my office and a tour of the Capitol on Tuesday.

February 22, 2018 Editorials

This week marked a special occasion for one of my constituents who was selected for a very important role with the Department of Health and Human Services. 


Dr. John McGraw, of Knoxville, was selected out of many highly skilled individuals, to join the Health and Human Services Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (PMTF).    


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.




In The News

October 29, 2015 In The News
Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.), a member of the House committee that's been investigating the air marshal service, agrees, at least on the air marshals. He and others say that locking cockpit doors and installing airport screening has done more to make air travel safer.
October 19, 2015 In The News
There are millions of seniors whose only income is their Social Security check, or certainly that’s the major source of their income,” the Knoxville Republican said. “There are a lot of seniors out there that are hurting. And I just don’t think it’s accurate for the government to say that costs aren’t going up for these people.”
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.
August 6, 2015 In The News
The nation's secretary of transportation made a brief stop Wednesday in Knoxville to emphasize the need for funding the country's infrastructure with U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr.
May 13, 2015 In The News
Rep. Duncan shares thoughts on war, trade and trains during an appearance on C-SPAN's Washington Journal program.
May 12, 2015 In The News
U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. has been on a crusade for years to force presidential libraries to make public their lists of private donors. So far, he has come up short. But for the first time in a long time, there are signs the Knoxville Republican’s luck may be about to change:
May 7, 2015 In The News
Students today think the federal student loan program is one of the best things that ever happened to them. Actually, it is one of the worst.
May 1, 2015 In The News
here’s an entire industry of big money backers who can donate to presidential libraries and potentially exert influence on an outgoing president – without a single disclosure required.
April 24, 2015 In The News
Republicans once stood for peace through strength, not endless war.