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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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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.

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.


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
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
September 17, 2014 In The News
Proposed Regulations Modeled After Disclosure Rules for Lobbyist
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.