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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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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


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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.  

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 

March 15, 2018 Press Release


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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?


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.