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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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February 16, 2016 Editorials

Most members of the national media seem almost eager to refer to conservatives as right-wing, far-right, or even as “extremists.”

However, most in the media—and most liberals—almost never use terms to refer to liberals like left-wing, far-left, and certainly not as “extremists.” Instead, those on the left have co-opted the word “progressive” with its generally favorable connotation.

January 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) issued the following statement Tuesday in response to President Obama’s final State of the Union Address to Congress:

January 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON-- The U.S. House of Representatives passed without opposition Monday a bill introduced by Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) to bring transparency to presidential libraries.

The measure—H.R. 1069, the Presidential Library Donation Reform Act—would require any donation to a President’s library greater than $200 be disclosed to the public and posted online.

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January 5, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement Tuesday in response to President Obama’s executive order regarding guns:


The President should be working with Congress to address the real causes of gun violence instead of attacking law-abiding citizens and the Constitution.

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December 18, 2015 Press Release

(WASHINGTON)  U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement Friday in response to his opposition to the $1.1 trillion omnibus bill that funds the government through September 2016: 

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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:

Mr. Speaker:

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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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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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