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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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September 22, 2017 Press Release

Duncan Announces $500,000 Grant for Zoo Knoxville

 

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September 20, 2017 Press Release

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Congressman Duncan announces $25,000 grant for Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center

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June 23, 2017 Press Release

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April 21, 2017 Press Release
Today the National Park Service hosted a ceremony commemorating the final construction phase of the Foothills Parkway from Walland to Wear’s Valley that has been almost three decades in the making.
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April 7, 2017 Press Release
While I do not think we should become entangled in another ground war in the Middle-East, this measured response was appropriate to send the message that the United States will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons to murder innocent civilians, especially children.
April 5, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congressman John J. Duncan Jr. introduced with Rep. Phil Roe, MD., the Health Care Options Act of 2017. Duncan and Roe were joined by Tennessee colleagues Reps. DesJarlais, Kustoff, Fleischmann, Blackburn and Black. The Senate companion Health Care Options Act of 2017 was introduced late last week by Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker.
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March 9, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) re-introduced legislation today that would allow the private sector to more easily compete for government jobs.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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