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Jimmy Duncan Jr. currently serves the Second Congressional district of Tennessee

John James "Jimmy" Duncan, Jr., a Republican, has represented the Second Congressional District of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1988. (map)

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Jimmy Duncan voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

Duncan voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

During the consideration of an Iraq supplemental spending bill, the House held a vote on May 10 on an alternative measure (H.R.2237), sponsored by Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass.), which would mandate that U.S. combat troop withdrawal begin within three months, and that it be completed six months after that. Then, the bill mandated, no congressional money could be used for military operations (though there would be an allowance for certain types of special-ops activities). The alternative measure failed by a vote of 171-255 on May 10, 2007. Duncan was one of two Republicans to vote in favor of the measure.

Main article: U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 (H.R.2206)
For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Bio

Duncan was born July 21, 1947, in Lebanon, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science degree and subsequently received a Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1973 and was admitted to the bar that same year. He was an attorney in private practice until he became a state court judge in Knox County, Tennessee, where he served from 1981 to 1988. He also served in the Army National Guard from 1970 to 1987.[1]

Congressional career

He was first elected to Congress in 1988, in a special election to succeed his late father, John Duncan, Sr. and elected to the seat for a full term in his own right the same day. He has been reelected every two years since then from a district that has been held continuously by Republicans since 1857. He has never faced a serious or well-funded challenge for reelection, and was reelected without major-party opposition from 1994 through 2000.

Duncan was one of the few Republicans to oppose and vote against the 2003 invasion of Iraq, doing so on grounds of opposition to unnecessary foreign involvement. In March 2006 he stated his continued oppostion ot the war: "The so-called neo-con architects of this unnecessary war have led people down a primrose path in the opposite direction of and very much against every traditional conservative position." [2]

According to his House Biography, "Congressman Duncan's efforts to cut government waste, reduce taxes, and limit bureaucratic red tape have been recognized by various organizations and national news media such as ABC News, CBS News, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and U.S. News and World Report. He has been named among the five most fiscally conservative Members of Congress by the National Taxpayers Union and is one of the few Members of Congress to receive the Citizens Against Government Waste Super Hero Award."[3]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated John Greene to face Duncan in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [4] Duncan retained his seat.

Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Jimmy Duncan. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
2267 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-4202
Phone: 202-225-5435
Fax: 202-225-6440
Web Email
Website

District Office- Athens:
6 East Madison Avenue
Athens, TN 37303-4297
Phone: 423-745-4671
Fax: 423-745-6025

District Office- Knoxville:
800 Market Street, Suite 110
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-523-3772
Fax: 865-544-0728

District Office- Maryville:
262 East Broadway
Maryville, TN 37804-5782
Phone: 865-984-5464
Fax: 865-984-0521

Articles and resources

Articles

Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/Subcommittee on Government Management Organization and Procurement, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Natural Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on National Parks Forests and Public Lands, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 8, 1988
First Took Current Office:
November 8, 1988
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Knox County Criminal Court Judge,
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District Offices:
1. 6 East Madison Avenue, Athens, TN 37303-4297
Phone: 423-745-4671 / Fax: 423-745-6025
2. 800 Market Street, Suite 110, Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-523-3772 / Fax: 865-544-0728
3. 262 East Broadway, Maryville, TN 37804-5782
Phone: 865-984-5464 / Fax: 865-984-0521




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Date of Birth: July 21, 1947








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