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Black Statement on Appointment to Budget Conference

Oct 16, 2013 Issues: Spending Cuts and Debt

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) issued the following statement after her appointment as a conferee to the bicameral budget conference:

“I am grateful to Speaker Boehner, Chairman Ryan and my House colleagues for the opportunity to work with Members of both Chambers of Congress to address our nation’s debt and deficits. This is the first year that I have been in Congress where the Senate has passed a budget that allows us to go to conference, and therefore this is an important step in returning the work of Congress to regular order. Our nation is $17 trillion in debt, and unless we do something to address out of control Washington spending, we are jeopardizing the security of our country for future generations. I look forward to participating in the upcoming budget negotiations and working to put America’s finances in order.”