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As a small business owner, former educator and registered nurse for over 40 years, Congressman Diane Black brings a unique perspective to her work in Washington.
Blackâ€™s staunch fiscal conservatism earned her the prestigious â€œAward for Conservative Excellenceâ€ from the American Conservative Union and the â€œFreedom Fighterâ€ award from FreedomWorks, among other honors. She and her husband of over 35 years, Dr. David Black, have three grown children and six grandchildren. They live in Gallatin and attend Community Church in Hendersonville.
Named among the 25 most influential women in Congress by Roll Call, Black was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010 and represents Tennesseeâ€™s 6th district, comprised of 19 counties across middle Tennessee. Prior to that, Black served in the Tennessee state legislature, where she built her legacy on fighting back against a state income tax proposal and successfully passing legislation to make home healthcare more accessible for Tennessee seniors.
In Congress, Black serves as Chairman of the House Budget Committee, where she has worked alongside her colleagues to draft budget resolutions that root out wasteful spending and confront the drivers of our crippling $20 trillion debt burden in Washington. Black is a firm believer that getting Americaâ€™s fiscal house in order also requires serious reforms of the broken Congressional budget process. That is why she has cosponsored legislation proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution and has cosponsored the No Budget, No Pay Act, which withholds pay from Congress if an annual budget is not passed by the legal deadline
Black learned first-hand about the importance of high-quality care and the obstacles faced by patients, health care providers and employers. Blackâ€™s real world experiences as a nurse have uniquely positioned her as a credible and effective leader on health care policy in Congress. She is focused on fully repealing the presidentâ€™s disastrous health care law and advancing true market-based, patient-centered reforms that will bring down the rising cost of care by increasing private sector competition and consumer choice.
In 2011, Black was the first member of Congress to have legislation signed into law that repeals a health care provision in Obamacare, which saved taxpayers $13 billion dollars. Through her work as House Budget Committee Chair, Black is leading the effort to fully repeal the Presidentâ€™s healthcare law and offer a conservative, patient-centered replacement.
The first bill that she introduced as a member of Congress would have defunded Planned Parenthood in a short-term spending bill. Since that time Black also authored and fought for the House passage of the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, a more comprehensive bill to block all federal funding for the nationâ€™s largest abortion provider. Black additionally sponsored the Conscience Protection Act, legislation that would protect the religious freedom of entities that refuse to perform, pay for, or refer abortions.