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Congressman Diane Black

Representing the 6th District of Tennessee


Rep. Black Statement on FY19 Budget Proposal

June 19, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a member of the U.S. House Budget Committee and the Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement after the introduction of the House Republican Fiscal Year 2019 budget resolution:

“Fiscal conservatism means cutting spending where possible and in turn, spending responsibly. Our current status quo is unsustainable – it is our duty to act to ensure a brighter future for our children and grandchildren. This budget proposal continues building on the FY18 House-passed resolution, which I authored as Budget Chairman, that provided the vehicle for historic tax cuts and began the process of addressing our out-of-control mandatory spending. I look forward to working with my colleagues as we tackle our national deficit and put an end to Washington's spending problem.”

The FY19 draft proposal reduces the national deficit by $8.1 trillion in ten years and requires $302 billion in spending cuts. It also achieves $5.4 trillion in mandatory savings over the same ten year window. Click HERE to view the blueprint, and HERE to view legislative text.


Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. A nurse for more than 40 years, she serves as a member of the House Budget Committee and the Ways and Means Committee.