Read our 2016 Report Card for Duncan.
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)
John “Jimmy” Duncan Jr. sits on the following committees:
- Vice Chairman, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Duncan was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3769 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 137 East Young High Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee, as the “Ben Atchley Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 2843 (105th): Aviation Medical Assistance Act of 1998
- H.R. 2626 (105th): To make clarifications to the Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 2547 (104th): To designate the United States courthouse located at 800 Market Street in Knoxville, Tennessee, as the “Howard H. Baker, Jr. United States Courthouse”.
- H.J.Res. 205 (103rd): Designating the week beginning October 31, 1993, as “National Health Information Management Week”.
- H.R. 168 (103rd): To designate the Federal building to be constructed between Gay and Market Streets and Cumberland and Church Avenues in Knoxville, Tennessee, as the “Howard H. Baker, Jr. ...
- H.J.Res. 399 (102nd): Designating the week beginning November 1, 1992, as “National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week”.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Duncan sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Transportation and Public Works (18%) Taxation (14%) Health (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%)
Some of Duncan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 35: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives relating to automated external defibrillator ...
- H.R. 73: Presidential Library Donation Reform Act of 2017
- H.R. 6465: To authorize the incorporation of water quality improvement partnership programs into Federal Water ...
- H.R. 6245: Sell the VA’s Hotel Act
- H.Res. 877: Encouraging each State to enact legislation that increases the likelihood of survival after ...
- H.Res. 812: Commending the Tennessee Valley Authority on the 80th anniversary of the unified development ...
- H.R. 4863: Roddie Edmonds Congressional Gold Medal Act
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|Duncan’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act ("H.R. 2048". , Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection ...
H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed 203/224.
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
From Jan 1989 to Jan 2017, Duncan missed 198 of 17,855 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.1% 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills