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Rep. John Duncan

Former Representative for Tennessee’s 2nd District

Duncan was the representative for Tennessee’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1965 to 1988.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Duncan is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Duncan sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 22, 1988. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Duncan was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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Does 6 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Duncan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (29%) Private Legislation (15%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Labor and Employment (9%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1965 to Jun 1988, Duncan missed 374 of 10,414 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is better than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: