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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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January 4, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed without opposition Wednesday a bill introduced by Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) to bring transparency to presidential libraries. The measure—H.R. 73, the Presidential Library Donation Reform Act of 2017—would require any donation to a President’s library greater than $200 be disclosed to the public and posted online.
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December 1, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. voted in favor of the 21st Century Cures Act, which passed the House by 392 to 26. After the vote, Congressman Duncan stated, “I am very pleased by today’s passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes the Eureka Prize Competitions.” The 21st Century Cures Act directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to use its authority to establish Eureka prize competitions for advances in biomedical science and improved outcomes in treatments for some of our most serious illnesses.
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October 25, 2016 Press Release

Duncan to Cosponsor the Obamacare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act

 

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October 25, 2016 Press Release

 

 

Duncan Blasts Pentagon

 

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October 25, 2016                                                                                                  (202) 225-5435

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October 3, 2016 Press Release

Last Friday the News-Sentinel published a front-page story reporting that an extremely partisan organization had given me an F on votes regarding national parks. In fact, this organization, a so-called National Parks Action Fund, is so partisan that it gave "F" scores to 236 out of 244 Republicans in the U.S. House.

September 30, 2016 Speeches

The National Parks Action Fund is closely affiliated with and in fact was organized by the National Parks Conservation Association.

The NPCA is really the parent organization to the National Parks Action Fund; and in fact, the head of the NPCA was at the press conference announcing formation of the National Parks Action Fund.

September 20, 2016 Press Release

 

Duncan Calls for AED Devices in Schools

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August 2, 2016 Editorials
Dr. Bob Kocher, Special Assistant to President Obama for Healthcare and Economic Policy from 2009-2010, writes for the Wall Street Journal...
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July 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John J. Duncan. Jr. (R-TN) announced today that the Department of Transportation has awarded the National Park Service $10 million of Federal Lands Transportation Program funds that will aid in the completion of the 16 mile section of the Foothills Parkway between Wears Valley and Walland Tenn.

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June 28, 2016 Press Release

“Tennessee lost a true legend today. While she holds NCAA records for men or women sports and won many championships and awards, her most impressive is the 100 percent graduation rate of her players. “Pat Summitt was certainly the most admired and respected woman in Tennessee, sports, and this Nation. Her fans and influence reach far beyond the borders of Tennessee.

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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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:
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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.
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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.
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April 24, 2015 In The News
Republicans once stood for peace through strength, not endless war.

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