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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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October 25, 2016 Press Release

Duncan to Cosponsor the Obamacare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act


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October 25, 2016 Press Release



Duncan Blasts Pentagon


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October 25, 2016                                                                                                  (202) 225-5435

October 3, 2016 Press Release

Last Friday the News-Sentinel published a front-page story reporting that an extremely partisan organization had given me an F on votes regarding national parks. In fact, this organization, a so-called National Parks Action Fund, is so partisan that it gave "F" scores to 236 out of 244 Republicans in the U.S. House.

September 30, 2016 Speeches

The National Parks Action Fund is closely affiliated with and in fact was organized by the National Parks Conservation Association.

The NPCA is really the parent organization to the National Parks Action Fund; and in fact, the head of the NPCA was at the press conference announcing formation of the National Parks Action Fund.

September 20, 2016 Press Release


Duncan Calls for AED Devices in Schools

September 20, 2016    (202) 225-5435

August 2, 2016 Editorials
Dr. Bob Kocher, Special Assistant to President Obama for Healthcare and Economic Policy from 2009-2010, writes for the Wall Street Journal...
July 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John J. Duncan. Jr. (R-TN) announced today that the Department of Transportation has awarded the National Park Service $10 million of Federal Lands Transportation Program funds that will aid in the completion of the 16 mile section of the Foothills Parkway between Wears Valley and Walland Tenn.

June 28, 2016 Press Release

“Tennessee lost a true legend today. While she holds NCAA records for men or women sports and won many championships and awards, her most impressive is the 100 percent graduation rate of her players. “Pat Summitt was certainly the most admired and respected woman in Tennessee, sports, and this Nation. Her fans and influence reach far beyond the borders of Tennessee.

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.



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.