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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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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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September 21, 2015 Editorials

For most Republican members of Congress, the vote on the Iran nuclear agreement seemed to be a very easy one.  For me, it was one of the most difficult since I have been in Congress.

Throughout my career, I have favored diplomacy over war and have been very critical of “chickenhawks” who have been far too eager to send others to do their fighting.

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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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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