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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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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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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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In The News

June 14, 2014 In The News
Congressman John J. Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., was honored this week as Tennessee’s top “Taxpayer Hero” by the nation’s largest nonpartisan watchdog group dedicated to eliminating waste in government.
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June 14, 2014 In The News
Since first elected, Duncan’s been one of the most steadfast conservative voices in Washington, D.C.
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June 12, 2014 In The News
A Knoxville lawmaker has asked the Department of Veteran Affairs to open a VA hospital in the city
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June 3, 2014 In The News
U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Knoxville, accused the Obama administration of pushing “a radical environmental agenda” instead of working with Congress “to do the many good things for the environment we all want done.”
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May 30, 2014 In The News
“It’s certainly not a money problem,” Duncan said Thursday. “There’s no department that has been filled with money recently like the VA has.”
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May 30, 2014 In The News
“I don’t believe in the traditional Washington method of finding one fall guy, and firing that person hoping that the hubbub will die down and the problem will solve itself.”
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May 8, 2014 In The News
“I don’t think Congress is going to pass any pro-marijuana bills at this point,” said U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., a Knoxville Republican.
April 14, 2014 In The News
"I'm against the IMF reforms because I don't believe in world government," veteran Republican Rep. Jimmy Duncan of Tennessee told Newsmax.
April 10, 2014 In The News
Representative John J. Duncan Jr., a Republican member of the committee from Tennessee and a former judge, said Thursday that Ms. Lerner could not be allowed to make a statement asserting her innocence and then invoke her Fifth Amendment right.
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April 4, 2014 In The News
Mr. Duncan meets race car driver Kurt Busch
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