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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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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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February 2, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. released the following statement Monday in response to President Obama’s 2016 budget:

This budget would result in a nearly half-trillion dollar deficit next year alone, and our deficits and interest payments on the National debt would continue to go way up every year.

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January 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Today, Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) and Congressman John J. Duncan Jr. (TN-2)  introduced the “Honoring Our WWII Merchant Mariners Act of 2015.” This legislation would provide surviving Merchant Marines who served during World War II with a modest benefit for their bravery and sacrifice.

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January 21, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) offers his response Tuesday to the State of the Union Address:
 
“President Obama always has many things in his State of the Union that almost everyone supports, but of course the devil is in the details.”
 

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In The News

April 3, 2014 In The News
The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) announced today that it has awarded U.S. Representative John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) its prestigious Roadway Safety Champion Award.
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March 3, 2014 In The News
U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., who calls Knoxville home, said that while he has supported minimum wage increases in the past, the hourly wage hike pushed by Obama and congressional Democrats of 39 percent is too large.
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February 10, 2014 In The News
U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Knoxville, said he doubts any immigration-reform bill can win enough support to pass this Congress.
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November 15, 2013 In The News
The healthcare.gov website has already cost taxpayers $600 million and no one knows how much more it will take to fix it.
November 13, 2013 In The News
Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn., quizzed the witnesses about the overall cost and expected deadline for the system to be fully operational. He also decried "sweetheart insider deals" that he said were making government contractors "filthy rich."
November 4, 2013 In The News
U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., worked for a decade with U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-NY, on legislation to shield students from credit-related predatory practices.
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October 18, 2013 In The News
“The reason I voted the way I did is because the money is just not there,” Duncan said.
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October 10, 2013 In The News
Representative John J. Duncan Jr., Republican of Tennessee, said, “This is the most messed-up, convoluted, confusing law that’s ever been passed.’’
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October 1, 2013 In The News
Congressman Jimmy Duncan recalls two government shutdowns of 1995 and 1996 ended up not being so dire.
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September 23, 2013 In The News
Knoxville Congressman Jimmy Duncan says while he understands the consequences of a government shutdown, he feels ridding the country of "Obamacare" is essential.
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