Black Praises President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress: A “Bold, Uplifting Vision” for Making America Great Again

Feb 28, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), Chairman of the House Budget Committee and member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement on President Trump’s joint address to Congress:

“President Trump campaigned on a promise of making America great again, and tonight he offered a bold, uplifting vision for how to reach that goal – one that every American can share in. His commitment to patient-centered health care solutions, his acknowledgment of the need for pro-growth tax reform, and his reference to the importance of school choice for parents and students were an encouraging reminder of how far we have come from the failed policies of the last eight years,” said Congressman Diane Black. “While the President’s words tonight were important, I am most impressed with his actions. I sat in this same chamber and listened to President Obama deliver eloquent speeches and lofty promises, but the reality never matched the rhetoric. In contrast, President Trump has already  taken meaningful steps to reduce the regulatory burden on families and businesses, strengthen our national security, and restore a culture of life that protects our voiceless unborn. Tonight’s speech bolstered my confidence that our unified Republican government can act on this historic opportunity and deliver real change for the American people.”



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