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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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September 10, 2013 Editorials

Each year, Members of Congress return home to their districts for four weeks in the summer.  The media often refers to this time casually as Congressional vacation or recess; however, it is really more accurate to call it what it is – a District Work Period.  

August 27, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Congressman Duncan released the following statement regarding the civil war in Syria:

"I am opposed to us getting involved in another war in the Middle East.  We do not have the authority under our Constitution or even under international law to get involved in a civil war in another country. 

August 1, 2013 Speeches

Mr. DUNCAN of Tennessee:

July 10, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) introduced legislation Wednesday to help shield children and teens from online predators, a move he said would “add a layer of protection between our kids and those wanting to do them harm.”

June 27, 2013 Speeches


Mr. Speaker, last week the 1,200 page farm bill was defeated. I'm told that the Senate's immigration bill is now 1,922 pages.

June 21, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – A Congressional panel established to identify ways to improve freight transportation efficiency in the United States has been in Memphis, Tennessee examining FedEx facilities and the Port of Memphis, and meeting with representatives of the region’s freight transportation community.

June 19, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Members of the Tennessee United States congressional delegation today announced that their inquiry into whether the administration awarded Medicare contracts to businesses not licensed in Tennessee has resulted in the finding that 30 of 98 suppliers were not licensed and will have their contracts voided.

June 4, 2013 Speeches


Mister Speaker:



In The News

December 8, 2007 In The News
U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. knew he had to do something when two East Tennessee school districts came to him just days apart to talk about the problems they confront when teaching foreign students.
October 30, 2007 In The News
Chicago has the ingredients for developing a world-class transportation system, but unless reinvestment begins promptly, the city may have few mass-transit services left when the 2016 Olympics are held, federal lawmakers warned Monday.
July 24, 2007 In The News
Conservative and unassuming, Rep. John Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.) has been casting votes to end the war since its first authorization — an initially challenging position that has gotten easier of late.
December 1, 2003 In The News
People who grew up in East Tennessee, as I did, are accustomed to being teased about our accents.
July 1, 2002 In The News
He has no realistic hope of stopping the proposed Department of Homeland Security — a reorganization of federal agencies that official Washington suddenly considers vital to the prevention of terrorism — but John J. Duncan Jr. says he is seriously considering voting against it.