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Representing the 6th District of Tennessee

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September 14, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN), a member of the House Budget Committee and Ways and Means Committee, made the following statement in response to the Federal Reserve’s announcement that it will launch a third round of quantitative easing.  

September 12, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) issued the following statement today condemning the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, which resulted in the killing of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens.

September 11, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) issued the following statement today in recognition of the 11th anniversary of the al Qaeda terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001.

September 10, 2012 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (September 10, 2012) – On Friday, September 7, 2012, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) and her husband, Dr. David Black, recently spoke on the Ralph Bristol Radio Show about World War II Veteran Lehman Riggs of Cookeville, Tennessee who just returned from his Music City Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

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September 7, 2012 Press Release

GALLATIN, TN – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) issued the following statement today regarding the latest unemployment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

September 4, 2012 Press Release

GALLATIN, TN – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. national debt surpassing $16 trillion for the first time in American history.

August 15, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama’s new selective deportation policy goes into effect making an estimated 1.7 million illegal immigrants eligible for tentative legal status. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) released the following statement on the president’s new policy:

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August 1, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) released the following statement after the bipartisan passage of H.R. 8, the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act, which stops the job-destroying tax increases at the end of the year by extending current income tax rates for all Americans. Rep. Black co-sponsored H.R. 8. 

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July 30, 2012 Press Release

The Hill

Rep. Black’s healthcare prescription doesn’t include the government
By: Sterling Beard

Published on July 30, 2012

Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) is a woman of firsts. 

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In The News

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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