Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan Jr.

Representative from Tennessee’s 2nd District, Republican

Duncan, a Republican, has been the representative for Tennessee's 2nd congressional district since Nov 8, 1988 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Duncan has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Duncan is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Duncan for more statistics.

Committee Membership

John “Jimmy” Duncan Jr. sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Duncan sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Transportation and Public Works (19%) Taxation (14%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Health (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Agriculture and Food (10%)

Recent Bills

Some of Duncan’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Duncan’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 4889: Kelsey Smith Act
May 23, 2016. Failed.
No H.R. 4127: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Dec 1, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 1731: National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015
Apr 23, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Dec 2016, Duncan missed 198 of 17,774 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 12 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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