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Congressman Diane Black

Representing the 6th District of Tennessee

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Rep. Black Speaks on House Republicans’ Balanced Budget that Repeals Obamacare

March 24, 2015
Press Release


Click HERE for video of Rep. Black's remarks 

Washington, DC– Today Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a nurse for more than 40 years and member of the House Budget Committee, spoke at a House Republican leadership press conference to share her personal story of living within a budget as a single, working mother and to express her support for House Republicans’ Balanced Budget for a Stronger America. The budget proposal will be sent to the House floor for a vote tomorrow. A transcript of Rep. Black’s remarks is below, or click here for a video.

Good morning.

Long before I served on the Budget Committee, I got a crash course in budgeting 101 as a single, working mom.

Those years raising three children on a nurse’s salary taught me to live within my means and stretch my dollars. Frankly, I  didn’t have much of a choice. Unfortunately, that concept is lost on many in Washington.

The President’s latest budget, for example, would never balance – despite calling for $2 trillion in new tax hikes. House Republicans believe we can do better.

That is why, this week, the House will vote on “A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America.” Our plan brings our books to balance in less than ten years without raising taxes.

Importantly for me as a nurse, this budget would also fully repeal Obamacare—giving us an opportunity to start over on health care reforms that put patients and their doctors in charge, not Washington bureaucrats.

Families and businesses know what it’s like to live within the real-world of budgeting and we believe it’s time Washington learned to do the same.

Background:
Rep. Black’s Op-Ed in Red Alert Politics: The House Republican Budget Offers a Better Way Forward
Rep. Black: House GOP FY2016 Budget Leads Where President Obama Has Failed

 

 

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Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. She has been a registered nurse for more than 40 years and serves on the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees