Jeff (Jeff) D. Duncan (R-USH03)
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Room 2229 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-4003

Residence: Laurens, SC
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Melody Ann Hodges   DOB: 1/7/1966
Committee Assignments
ChairmanWater Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Sovereignty Caucus
Co-ChairAtlantic Offshore Energy Caucus
FC MemberHouse Liberty Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Blockchain Caucus
FC MemberEMS Caucus (Emergency Medical Services)
FC MemberCongressional Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Caucus
FC MemberNorthern Border Caucus
FC MemberCongressional School Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Inventions Caucus
FC MemberHouse Lumber Trade Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Men's Health Caucus
FC MemberConservative Opportunity Society
FC MemberValues Action Team
FC MemberTextile Caucus
FC MemberHouse Caucus on International Religious Freedom
FC MemberTea (Taxed Enough Already) Party Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Balanced Budget Amendment Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Israel Allies Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Western Caucus
FC MemberHouse Freedom Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Environment
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
Co-ChairCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Abbeville / Anderson / Edgefield / Greenville / Greenwood / Laurens / McCormick / Newberry / Oconee / Pickens / Saluda


Jeff Duncan is a South Carolina native and a 1988 graduate of Clemson University. Prior to being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Duncan served as branch manager and an Assistant Vice President during his seven years of working in community banking. Later, he became the President and CEO of J. Duncan Associates, a South Carolina based, family owned real estate marketing firm which specialized in statewide real estate auctions.

Duncan served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2002-2010, where he served as the Chairman of the House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee from 2007 to 2009.

During his tenure in the South Carolina House of Representatives, Jeff was known as one of the most conservative House Members, earning recognition as a "Taxpayer's Hero" from Governor Mark Sanford for his work combating wasteful government spending and fighting against tax increases. Jeff has also received the "Guardian of Small Business" award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB); he had an A+ rating from the Club for Growth; he was awarded the Palmetto Leadership Award from the SC Policy Council during his Freshman term; "Legislator of the Year" recognition from both the SC Recreation and Parks Association and the SC Wildlife Federation. In 2010, Jeff Duncan was awarded The Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor awarded by the Governor of South Carolina.

Congressman Duncan is passionate about American Energy Independence. While a State Legislator, Jeff served on the US Department of the Interior's Outer Continental Shelf's 5 year Planning Sub-Committee which was charged with making recommendations for oil and natural gas leases on offshore areas. In addition, he served on the state's Natural Gas Offshore Drilling Study Committee and was appointed to represent the state of South Carolina on the Southern States Energy Board.

Elected in 2010 to the 112th Congress, Jeff currently sits on House committees including the Homeland Security Committee, and the Foreign Affairs Committee. He also serves as the Subcommittee Chairman of Foreign Affairs' Western Hemisphere Subcommittee. Additionally, Congressman Duncan was appointed by Speaker John Boehner to the Executive Committee for the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.

Jeff takes a particular interest in the promotion of nuclear energy, a topic especially important to South Carolina, home of the Savannah River Site nuclear complex. Energy independence is vital to national security and a segue to job creation. Congressman Duncan views nuclear power as a key ingredient in that equation. He supports the use of the Yucca Mountain site in Nevada as a long-term storage site for nuclear waste. Although he is a strong proponent of American solutions to American energy issues, Congressman Duncan is not in favor of federal energy subsidies for alternative energy or ethanol.

A member of both the Republican Study Committee and the Tea Party Caucus, Jeff took a strong stand on major fiscal issues in the 112th Congress. Dissatisfied with the level of spending cuts offered, he split from a majority of Republicans in his opposition of- the final fiscal 2011 spending deal; the final debt limit increase deal in August 2011; both versions of a bill to keep the government operating at the start of fiscal 2012; and the final FY 2012 Appropriations bill. A strong believer in the Constitution, Jeff fought against ambiguous language in the National Defense Authorization Act which he feels could put certain American liberties in peril.

In February 2011, he introduced a resolution that would create a new committee called the Committee on the Elimination of Nonessential Federal Programs, with the express purpose of reducing federal outlays. He supports taking a closer look at any government agency that is not included in the constitutional role of the federal government.

Jeff strongly believes that border security does fit the Constitutional definition of a federal duty and is proudly a member of the Border and Maritime Security subcommittee. He advocates an "all-of-the-above" strategy for border enforcement, including physical fencing, greater use of surveillance technology and increased manpower. His stance on border security includes an immigration policy aspect, as well as a national security element. He supports stronger enforcement of immigration laws and opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants already in the country.

Duncan has also worked the national security angle to border enforcement from his position on the Foreign Affairs Committee. When news reports broke in October 2011 that the Iranian government allegedly wanted members of Mexican drug cartels to carry out an assassination on U.S. soil, Duncan introduced a resolution urging the government to consider Iran a threat to the Western Hemisphere when formulating counterterrorism strategy.

Act! for America presented Representative Duncan with the "2011 National Security Patriot Award" because of his strong and enduring commitment to protecting our national security and democratic values.

Jeff also serves as the co-chairman of the Sovereignty Caucus. The Caucus seeks to combat the influence of international organizations and multilateral agreements on United States policy. He urges greater scrutiny of foreign aid and has been an advocate for blocking economic assistance to governments that oppose the United States in the U.N. General Assembly.

In September 2011, Duncan became the only member of Congress with a 100 percent rating on the Heritage Action for America legislative scorecard "covering the full spectrum of conservatism." Jeff has been married to his wife Melody for twenty-seven years and they have three sons- Graham, John Philip, and Parker. The Duncan family are members of First Baptist Church of Clinton, South Carolina.

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