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Congressman Diane Black

Representing the 6th District of Tennessee

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July 24, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released its latest report on the cost and coverage estimates of the President’s health care law in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling.

July 19, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) released the following statement about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) partnership with the Mexican government as part of a campaign to increase food stamp enrollment among both Mexican American citizen and non-citizen immigrants:

July 18, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) released the following statement after the bipartisan passage of H.R. 5872, the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012, which would require President Obama to detail his plans for implementing the $1.2 trillion across-the-board defense and discretionary spending cuts required by the Budget Control Act.

July 11, 2012 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) released the following statement on her vote in support of the Repeal of ObamaCare Act, H.R. 6079.  Rep. Black is an original cosponsor of this legislation.

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July 10, 2012 Press Release

I vehemently disagree with the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the President’s health-care law. This flawed decision sets a dangerous precedent for the reach of the federal government’s power. But one thing this decision does not change is the need for Congress to repeal Obamacare — immediately. In fact, this week on July 11 the House has scheduled a vote to once again fully repeal Obamacare.

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July 9, 2012 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) released the following statement criticizing President Obama’s announcement of his plan to increase current tax rates on American families, small businesses and job creators.

July 6, 2012 Press Release

Gallatin, TN (Friday, July 6, 2012) – Today, Congressman Diane Black released the following statement regarding the Labor Department’s employment report for the month of June:

July 5, 2012 Press Release

Gallatin, TN —Today, U.S. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) released the following statement criticizing the Obama administration for awarding $395,000 in federal taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood of the Greater Memphis Area:

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June 28, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) released the following statement today in support of the House voting 258-95 to place Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his failure to comply with investigations into the failed “Fast and Furious” operation:

June 28, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) released the follow statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the Patient Protection and Affordability Act:

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June 5, 2011 In The News
Let’s start with an indisputable fact: Medicare is going bankrupt. According to the annual Medicare and Social Security trustees report, the Medicare hospital insurance fund will run out in 2024 — five years earlier than last year’s estimate. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s estimates give Medicare an even worse diagnosis: Within a decade, money for the program will run out.
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June 2, 2011 In The News
House Republican freshmen emerged from a closed meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner with much of the same frustration they had after the White House meeting yesterday, saying they do not expect a plan from the White House on massive spending cuts to accompany the debt hike.
June 1, 2011 In The News
President Obama and House Republicans agreed to disagree on solutions to the nation's $14.3 trillion debt problem Wednesday at a sometimes-contentious White House meeting that illustrated how difficult it will be to reach a compromise.
May 23, 2011 In The News
Rep. Diane Black buys her shoes at Dillards and chats up constituents at the local grocery store in her middle Tennessee district. The 60-year-old Republican frequently talks about her grandchildren, her time as a nurse and the conservative values she has carried in her public life.
May 2, 2011 In The News
Sixth District Congressman Diane Black was greeted with a full house Thursday night as she held her first town hall meeting in Cookeville since being elected in November.
April 20, 2011 In The News
On April 14, my freshmen colleagues and I celebrated our first 100 days in Congress. While the day was much like the 99 before it, filled with votes and meetings, I was able to mark my 100th day by going down to the House floor and supporting my first piece of legislation — a bill to deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States.
March 7, 2011 In The News
Rep. Diane Black says the American people want checks and balances in government, and the House Ways and Means Committee will give that back to them.
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February 14, 2011 In The News
Last year when I was running for Congress, I spoke at length about the need to rein in runaway government spending. As a grandmother of six, I told voters that I did not want the government to mortgage future generations to pay for a federal spending spree...
January 25, 2011 In The News
Tennessee’s Diane Black joins her colleague Marsha Blackburn in Congress.

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