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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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June 26, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) sponsored a bill Thursday that would allow victims of child pornography to receive restitution.

June 25, 2014 Press Release


WASHINGTON--Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) questioned the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday about management failures during her watch.

Administrator Gina McCarthy appeared before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing to answer questions about an employee who was paid $900,000 to do nothing.

June 11, 2014 Speeches

Hello, I am coming to you once again from my office in the Rayburn House Office Building across the street from the capitol.

June 11, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) hailed the passage Tuesday of a bill he co-sponsored allowing eligible Veterans to get care from a private doctor, an idea he has long fought for in Congress.

May 29, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) received the International Foodservice Distributors Association’s 2014 Thomas Jefferson Award.  The Thomas Jefferson Award recognizes the importance of smaller government.

May 22, 2014 Speeches

Mr. Speaker:

The number of Veterans has declined by several million in recent years due to deaths and decreases in the numbers of our military.



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.