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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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June 10, 2015 Speeches

Mr. Speaker, several weeks ago, I spoke to about 200 people at the famous Willard Hotel in Washington in a program put on by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. I had been told that this was a group of CEOs and owners of major companies in southern California--obviously, a very upper-income group.

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June 3, 2015 Speeches

Mr. Speaker, costs simply explode on anything that the Federal Government subsidizes because there are simply not the same incentives or pressures to hold down costs as there are in the private sector.

Over the last several weeks, many thousands of young people have graduated from our colleges and universities burdened with sizable student loan debts.

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May 1, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) re-introduced legislation This week that would allow the private sector to more easily compete for government jobs. 

The Freedom from Government Competition Act requires a “Yellow Pages” test for every commercial activity undertaken by the federal government. 

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April 25, 2015 Editorials

 

The following article by U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. appeared in The American Conservative in April 2015:

April 15, 2015 Speeches

Some people refer to today as tax day—the day on which individual income tax returns are due to the federal government.

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February 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN) introduced bipartisan legislation Wednesday to shine light on the closed and secretive process of presidential library fundraising.

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February 12, 2015 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday to eliminate a little-known “Cadillac” crop insurance subsidy that costs taxpayers billions of dollars each year and is used mostly by large corporate farmers.

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February 11, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. released the following statement Wednesday in response to President Obama’s request for use of military force against ISIS:

I am reviewing the Authorization for Use of Military Force draft very closely and keeping watch for any changes to it that will likely occur in the coming days.

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February 6, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON– In response to recent aviation tragedies, Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN) and Congressman David E. Price (D-NC) introduced two bills Thursday to prevent lengthy searches for missing airliners by improving flight tracking and the recovery of in-flight data.

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July 24, 2014 In The News
“There is already sufficient funds to do what needs to be done if the Obama administration would just enforce the law,” U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Knoxville, said.
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July 11, 2014 In The News
"This is an emergency situation ... it does not require more money, it requires immediate action with funds that are already available,” Duncan said.
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July 11, 2014 In The News
“If we don’t secure our borders, we won't have a country,” Duncan told reporters Friday. “We'll destroy America as we know it."
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July 9, 2014 In The News
"There is no way that our country can hold the hundreds of millions of people who would come here in a very short time if we simply opened our borders and let everyone in,” Duncan said.
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July 7, 2014 In The News
"We’ve already proven we can’t solve all of the problems in Iraq, even if we go back in with thousands of troops, with many thousands of troops,” Duncan said in an interview. “The Iraqis are going to have to solve their own problems.”
July 2, 2014 In The News
"Howard Baker was a champion of civility in politics."
July 1, 2014 In The News
“If we’re not careful, six months from now or a year from now or two years from now we’re going to be right back in the same situation,” Duncan said. “If we’re not careful, six months from now or a year from now or two years from now we’re going to be right back in the same situation,” Duncan said.
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June 30, 2014 In The News
Monday, Congressman John Duncan Jr. invited leaders of East Tennessee veterans groups to a listening session in his office. He plans to take suggestions from the group to the new secretary.
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June 27, 2014 In The News
U.S. Rep. John J. “Jimmy” Duncan Jr., R-Tenn.: “We have lost one of the greatest public servants Tennessee has ever had, and one of the greatest statesmen this nation has ever known."
June 17, 2014 In The News
Jimmy Duncan's quarter century of constituent-minded conservatism.
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