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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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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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October 25, 2016 Press Release

 

 

Duncan Blasts Pentagon

 

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October 25, 2016                                                                                                  (202) 225-5435

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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

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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...
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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.

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December 31, 2014 In The News
Representatives David Price, a Democrat from North Carolina, and John Duncan Jr., a Tennessee Republican, told Bloomberg Politics that the lengthy disappearance of AirAsia flight QZ8501 this weekend between Indonesia and Singapore is prompting them to reintroduce a pair of bills that would require multiple, ejectable black boxes mounted on the outside of commercial airplanes and that can float and
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December 11, 2014 In The News
"We need balanced oversight of our intelligence agencies," said U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., a Knoxville Republican. "Unfortunately, this was a very partisan and misleading report filled mostly with information already known, and I hope that it doesn't cause violence and cost more American lives."
December 4, 2014 In The News
“TVA is not a private company — it is a public monopoly, most places, with advantages that are not given to most other businesses,” said Duncan, a Knoxville Republican. “I believe all of their activities should be transparent and open to the public.”
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November 21, 2014 In The News
“There is a right way to do things, and there is a wrong way to do things,” said U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Knoxville. “This is the wrong way.”
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November 3, 2014 In The News
“I don’t see how anyone could argue that political intelligence activity should be allowed to continue behind closed doors to the benefit of only a very few elites,” the Knoxville Republican said.
September 25, 2014 In The News
"I don't see how anyone could argue that political intelligence activity should be allowed to continue behind closed doors to the benefit of only a very few elites," Duncan said.
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September 17, 2014 In The News
Duncan said, “It wouldn’t bother me to double or triple it. When you look at how much we spent on infrastructure over in Iraq and Afghanistan, we’d like to move some of that money here.”
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September 17, 2014 In The News
Proposed Regulations Modeled After Disclosure Rules for Lobbyist
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September 11, 2014 In The News
U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., said he supports a limited number of air strikes against the terrorists who beheaded two American journalists, but he is opposed to the use of thousands of ground troops.
August 4, 2014 In The News
Congressman John J. Duncan Jr. has argued for years the U.S. Export-Import Bank should be abolished.
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