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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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January 17, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) issued the following statement Wednesday in response to President Obama's gun control announcement:

January 17, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) was elevated to Vice Chairman of the full House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Thursday, placing him in a key role overseeing our Nation’s transportation challenges.

January 2, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC-- Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) issued the following statement Wednesday regarding his vote against passage of a Senate bill to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff":

December 17, 2012 Press Release

The heartbreaking tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were murdered, was one of the most horrific events that has ever occurred in this Country. It touched almost everyone in a deeply moving and personal way.

December 5, 2012 Speeches


Mr. Speaker:

No Republican in Congress is trying to protect millionaires or billionaires.

In fact, Republicans lose most of the wealthiest counties and neighborhoods by very large margins.

November 29, 2012 Speeches


Mr. Speaker:

November 16, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement Friday in response to reported increases in pay for top executives at TVA:

“I think some of the compensation is ridiculously excessive.  To give pay raises as high as 50% in times of relatively low inflation is just wrong and unfair to the rate payers.

November 1, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) co-signed a letter Wednesday to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama demanding more information on the September 11th murder of a U.S. Ambassador and three others in Libya, saying it was “terrible we did not give our diplomats more security.”


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.