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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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December 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In an interview with Fox News Thursday, U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) blasted the University of Tennessee’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion for issuing rules on holiday parties, calling the memo “ridiculous.”

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December 2, 2015 Speeches

WASHINGTON-- Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. delivered the following remarks on the floor of the House Wednesday in support of a major education reform bill:

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November 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Business and Industry Council (USBIC) recognized Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) Wednesday for his “courageous” recent vote against Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), a legislative tool that allows trade bills to be fast-tracked through Congress.

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November 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON: Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement Monday regarding the Paris attacks and Syrian refugees:

October 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement Wednesday regarding the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015:

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October 13, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) has introduced bipartisan legislation to create a special inflation rate for seniors, calling it a first step toward fixing the broken process used to determine annual Social Security raises.

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September 21, 2015 Editorials

For most Republican members of Congress, the vote on the Iran nuclear agreement seemed to be a very easy one.  For me, it was one of the most difficult since I have been in Congress.

Throughout my career, I have favored diplomacy over war and have been very critical of “chickenhawks” who have been far too eager to send others to do their fighting.

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In The News

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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