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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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March 22, 2016 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN.) introduced the HEALTHIER Act to assist charitable organizations across the Country providing free healthcare to those in need. Currently, many of these organizations have difficulties recruiting large numbers of licensed doctors in the states where these free health clinics are conducted.

March 17, 2016 Editorials
"America’s deep state is completely corrupt: it exists to sell out the public interest, and includes both major political parties as well as government officials. Politicians like the Clintons who leave the White House “broke” and accumulate $100 million in a few years exemplify how it rewards.
February 16, 2016 Editorials

Most members of the national media seem almost eager to refer to conservatives as right-wing, far-right, or even as “extremists.”

However, most in the media—and most liberals—almost never use terms to refer to liberals like left-wing, far-left, and certainly not as “extremists.” Instead, those on the left have co-opted the word “progressive” with its generally favorable connotation.

January 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) issued the following statement Tuesday in response to President Obama’s final State of the Union Address to Congress:

January 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON-- The U.S. House of Representatives passed without opposition Monday a bill introduced by Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) to bring transparency to presidential libraries.

The measure—H.R. 1069, the Presidential Library Donation Reform Act—would require any donation to a President’s library greater than $200 be disclosed to the public and posted online.

January 5, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement Tuesday in response to President Obama’s executive order regarding guns:

The President should be working with Congress to address the real causes of gun violence instead of attacking law-abiding citizens and the Constitution.

December 18, 2015 Press Release

(WASHINGTON)  U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement Friday in response to his opposition to the $1.1 trillion omnibus bill that funds the government through September 2016: 



In The News

April 3, 2015 In The News
“One of my biggest concerns is sending jobs overseas,” the congressman told the Downtown Maryville Association on Thursday, after thanking local business owners for providing jobs.
March 4, 2015 In The News
U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan and other East Tennessee Republicans in Congress bucked their party’s leaders and voted Tuesday against a $40 billion bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the year.
March 2, 2015 In The News
It's often called the Cadillac of crop subsidies. But U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. calls it something else. "It's crony capitalism at its best," the Knoxville Republican says.
February 13, 2015 In The News
Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.) said he appreciated the panel’s work but is “very skeptical” of some of its conclusions.
February 12, 2015 In The News
"If we have to go to war against ISIS,” Duncan said, “we need to get in and get it over with and not drag it out for 13 or 14 years like the Afghanistan war.
January 25, 2015 In The News
"We're really way behind the times on this," Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn., told the oversight subcommittee on transportation.
January 20, 2015 In The News
“President Obama always has many things in his State of the Union that almost everyone supports, but of course the devil is in the details."
January 15, 2015 In The News
U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., has been reappointed vice chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
January 14, 2015 In The News
The votes were “simply another effort to get the administration to enforce the immigration laws that are already on the books instead of making up their own laws, which even the president has said in the past he does not have the power to do,” said U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Knoxville.
January 11, 2015 In The News
“I do have concerns about the cost of any federal program since we have a national debt of $18 trillion, and it is still going up every year,” Duncan said.