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.
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.
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.
The following article by U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. appeared in The American Conservative in April 2015:
Some people refer to today as tax day—the day on which individual income tax returns are due to the federal government.
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.
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.
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.