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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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March 3, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN) joined his colleagues today in expressing disappointment that the Senate has failed to confirm Robert Sturgell as the head of the Federal Aviation Administration.  Sturgell is currently the Acting Administrator.

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February 11, 2008 Press Release

CQ Today Midday Update

As the House prepares to take up another short-term extension of the Federal Aviation Administration’s funding authority, lawmakers are fretting about President Bush’s proposed budget for the agency.

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February 8, 2008 Press Release

by Madhu Unnikrishnan - Avaition Week

Congressional leaders earlier this week grilled FAA executives about the sources of the $688 million slated for NextGen in the President’s FY2009 FAA budget request, questioning where the funding is coming from when the overall request is significantly lower than the enacted FY2008 budget.

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February 8, 2008 Press Release

by Katherine Boyle - Environment & Energy Daily

Proposed cuts to U.S. EPA water programs reflect the Bush administration's continuing failure to recognize the programs' economic benefits, members of the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment said yesterday.

February 6, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr., (R-Tenn.) announced today that the Department of Homeland Security will provide funding to an East Tennessee volunteer fire department through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

January 30, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN) was recognized as a “True Blue” Member of Congress this week by the Family Research Council (FRC) and Focus on the Family for his record of supporting America’s families.  The award honors Members of Congress who exhibit extraordinary leadership and commitment to the defense of family, faith, and freedom. 

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January 22, 2008 Speeches

Washington, DC -- Madam Speaker, I would like to voice my strong support for H.R. 409, and I would also like to commend Chairman DeFazio and the gentleman from Massachusetts (Mr. Capuano) for bringing this bill to the floor at this time.

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November 20, 2007 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (TN-02) once again expressed his unwavering support for the state sales tax deduction by sending a letter to Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Ranking Member Jim McCrery (R-LA) urging them to include an extension of this tax break in any tax extenders package or appropriations bill considered by Congress this year.

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November 15, 2007 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) announced today that the Karns Volunteer Fire Department will be awarded a grant from the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program later this week.

November 7, 2007 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN) today lauded the passage of the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act, a collection of numerous new and extended tax cuts and benefits for members of the military and first responders.  While Congress has previously enacted temporary fixes, H.R.

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