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Congressman Diane Black

Representing the 6th District of Tennessee


Rep. Black: Americans Continue to Suffer Under Obama’s Policies

October 2, 2014
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), member of the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees, issued the following statement on President Obama’s speech on the economy in Chicago:

“When President Reagan asked Americans if they were better off now than before he took office, he did not have to answer the question for them,” said Congressman Black. “The reason President Obama has to try and convince Americans that they are better off under his policies is because Americans know otherwise. Our country continues to suffer from joblessness, stagnant wages, and while the President touts his economic recovery, Americans continue to show great anxiety about our country’s future. Another speech today will not change this – the President needs to show real leadership. President Obama needs to stand up to the leaders of his party in the Senate and demand they act on the more than forty House passed jobs bills waiting for Harry Reid to schedule a vote. As long as President Obama hides behind Harry Reid’s curtain, our economy will remain flat and the American people will continue to reject his economic policies.”


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.