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Rep. John Duncan

Former Representative from Tennessee’s 2nd District, Republican

Duncan, a Republican, was the representative for Tennessee's 2nd congressional district from 1965 to 1988.


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988. 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)

Enacted Legislation

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

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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 about one third or more 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%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (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.

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Primary Sources

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