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ENG: John James "Jimmy" Duncan, Jr. (born July 21, 1947) is the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 2nd congressional district, serving since 1988. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district is based in Knoxville. Early life, education, and legal career Duncan was born in Lebanon, Tennessee. His "paternal grandparents were small farmers in Scott County, which in 1861 left Tennessee, refusing to follow the Volunteer State into the Confederacy, and declared itself 'the Free and Independent state of Scott.'" Duncan's father, John Duncan, Sr. "hitchhiked into Knoxville with five dollars in his pocket,' and after an education at the University of Tennessee was elected mayor of Knoxville and then congressman." The elder Duncan was also a co-owner of the Knoxville Smokies of the ...
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Duncan Praises Release from Education Law


Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) applauded the U.S. Department of Education Friday for releasing Tennessee from the No Child Left Behind law, saying the move will free East Tennessee teachers from an unnecessary, burdensome, and ineffective federal mandate. “This law was a tremendous over-reach by the federal government to address failed school systems in some of our Nation’s biggest cities, and it was definitely not needed in the schools of East Tennessee,” Duncan said.The Department of Education granted Tennessee and nine other states a waiver from the education ...


Duncan's trove includes White House souvenirs


John J. "Jimmy" Duncan Jr. looks to the past as he works on the country's future whether he's at home in Farragut or in his Knoxville or Washington, D.C., congressional offices. The past is reflected in political memorabilia collected during a lifetime, including 23½ years in the U.S. House, and items that belonged to his dad, John Duncan Sr., the late Knoxville mayor and congressman. Books make up a lot of the collection, written by fellow Republicans, Democrats and others. Duncan, 64, has a reputation as a voracious reader and he can tell stories about and from the books. He also ...


Knox County commissioner says Duncan warned him about son


Knox County Commissioner R. Larry Smith claims Tennessee Congressman John Duncan, Jr. gave him a verbal warning following controversy about bonuses in the county trustee's office run by Duncan's son. Trustee John Duncan III paid himself and his employees for continuing education classes. Most of it was connected to the University of Tennessee County Technical Assistance Services (CTAS) program. Commissioner Larry Smith has been vocal about wantingDuncan to pay back the tens of thousands in bonusesfor the educational course they have yet to receive certification for. "It was last week he ...


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Congressman Duncan Blasts Pentagon
    Duncan Blasts Pentagon   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            CONTACT: Don Walker October 25, 2016                                                                                                  (202) 225-5435                                                               WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) stated that, “It’s ridiculous that the Pentagon would ask the brave enlisted men and women to pay back millions of dollars for the Pentagon’s own mistake.”   California National Guard soldiers have been asked to repay enlistment bonuses after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.   “I want to know how we will continue to attract the best and brightest to join the armed services if the Governm
Presidential Library Donation Reform Act of 2017 Passes
  Duncan Transparency Bill Passes House Would require presidential library donor disclosure FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                                                                          January 4, 2017 CONTACT: Don Walker (202) 225-5435                                                             WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed without opposition Wednesday a bill introduced by Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) to bring transparency to presidential libraries. The measure—H.R. 73, the Presidential Library Donation Reform Act of 2017—would require any donation to a President’s library greater than $200 be disclosed to the public and posted online. Th
Duncan to Cosponsor the Obamacare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act
Duncan to Cosponsor the Obamacare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                   CONTACT: Don Walker October 25, 2016                                                                                                                                                                          (202) 225-5435                                                               WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN) cosponsored the Obamacare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act (H.R. 221).  This bill would stop the Administration from continuing to illegally use taxpayer dollars to bail out insurance companies th
EUREKA 21st Century Cures
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                  CONTACT: Don Walker November 30, 2016                                                                                    202-225-5435      WASHINGTON, D.C.  Today, Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. voted in favor of the 21st Century Cures Act, which passed the House by 392 to 26.  After the vote, Congressman Duncan stated, “I am very pleased by today’s passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes the Eureka Prize Competitions.”  The 21st Century Cures Act directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to use its authority to establish Eureka prize competitions for advances in biomedical science and improved outcomes in treatments for some of our most serious illnesses. “Congressman Cohen and I championed this Competition Program



 
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