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Congressman Diane Black

Representing the 6th District of Tennessee

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Committees and Caucuses

Committees

Through my role as a member of Ways and Means, I was chosen to be one of only three committee members to serve as a liaison to the House Budget Committee, where I will take part in the drafting of the annual House budget.  Below you will find descriptions of my committees and links to their websites.

Chairman of the House Budget Committee

Established during an era of unprecedented institutional reform in Congress, the Committee on the Budget’s function derives from the constitutional mandate that fixes control of the nation’s purse in the U.S. House of Representatives. Although Congress has always possessed the legal authority to exercise power over federal appropriations, a formal institutional mechanism to manage taxes and spending did not exist until 1974. Read More

Ways and Means Committee

The Committee on Ways and Means is the oldest committee of the United States Congress, and is the chief tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives. The Committee derives a large share of its jurisdiction from Article I, Section VII of the U.S. Constitution which declares, "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives."  Read More

Caucuses

I have joined a number of caucuses that reflect my priorities as your Member of Congress, including:

Adult Literacy Caucus

Air Force Caucus 

Army Caucus

Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus 

Border Security Caucus 

Coast Guard Caucus

Childhood Cancer Caucus

Congressional Services Caucus 

Doctors Caucus 

Foster Care Caucus

General Aviation Caucus 

Health Care Caucus

Job Creators Caucus

Military Families Caucus

National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus 

Navy and Marines Caucus 

Nursing Caucus

Pediatric Cancer Caucus

Pro-Life Caucus 

Range and Testing Center Caucus 

Reclaim American Jobs Caucus 

Recording Arts and Sciences Caucus 

Republican Study Committee 

Republican Women's Policy Committee 

Sportsman's Caucus

Tea Party Caucus

Values Action Team

Women's Caucus

Yellow Pages Caucus