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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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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.

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.

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.

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.”

January 13, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) was reappointed Vice Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Tuesday, a key position that will allow him to help write and pass major transportation legislation the 114th Congress.

January 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement Friday regarding President Obama’s education announcement in Knoxville.

The President was very kind to me on our flight on Air Force One and during our lunch at Pellissippi State and the event that followed.

December 12, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement Thursday following his vote against a massive bill Omnibus-Continuing Resolution to fund the government through next year:

December 9, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. John J. Duncan, Phil Roe, and Chuck Fleischmann released the following statements responding to President Obama’s speech on immigration in Nashville:

Rep. Roe (TN-01):

December 4, 2014 Speeches

Mr. Speaker,

I rise in support of this very reasonable legislation, which really simply requires that our present immigration laws be fully enforced or at least not be violated.

December 4, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – A bill championed by Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) that would help fund repairs to the Chickamauga Lock passed the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday with large bipartisan support.



In The News

September 11, 2013 In The News
As the only Republican left in Congress who voted against going to war in Iraq in 2002, I have been asked whether there are lessons that apply today to the situation in Syria.
September 6, 2013 In The News
Representative John Duncan of Tennessee can still remember being hauled into the George W. Bush White House when “they found out I was leaning against (the Iraq War).”
August 28, 2013 In The News
U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., a Republican who represents Tennessee’s 2nd District that includes Blount County, gave his own response to the rising call to enter into this convoluted fight. In a statement, he said: “I am opposed to the U.S. getting involved in another war in the Middle East.”
August 27, 2013 In The News
“I believe in helping out when we can, but there are limits,” he said. “We need to start taking care of our own people, and stop trying to run the whole world.”
August 27, 2013 In The News
Congressman Jimmy Duncan from Tennessee's 2nd District is voicing his opposition to a possible United States military response to the crisis in Syria.
July 15, 2013 In The News
Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. of Tennessee has introduced legislation that will prevent social media sites from using pictures of minors posted to their sites for commercial purposes, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports.
July 10, 2013 In The News
You log onto Facebook, like your favorite sandwich shop, and next thing you know, your photo shows up in an online ad promoting the store. It’s a scenario that happens often on the popular social media site — and one that U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. is looking to curb.
June 24, 2013 In The News
U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., chairman of the panel, joined U.S. Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Rick Crawford, R-Ark., Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., Daniel Webster, R-Fla., and Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla. on a guided tour of Presidents Island.
June 17, 2013 In The News
Duncan’s push for racial equality has long been a source of pride for his family, said his son, U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. of Knoxville.
May 31, 2013 In The News
More than 1,800 East Tennessee students left for the nations' capitol Friday morning for AAA Tennessee's 57th annual Safety Patrol trip.