Rep. Diane Black

Rep. Diane Black Wife to Dave, mom of three, and proud "Mimi" to 6 grandchildren. Registered nurse, former #TN06 Congressman, and @HouseBudgetGOP Chair. As a registered nurse, small businesswoman and former educator, Congressman Diane Black brings a unique and dynamic perspective to her work in Congress.

Diane’s faith in America’s promise was shaped from an early age. The middle daughter of Great Depression era parents, Diane spent the earliest years of her life in public housing and, upon the encouragement of a high school guidance counselor, would go on to become the first person in her family to attain a college education. Named among the 25 most influential women in Congress by Roll Call, Black was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010 and represents Tennessee’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 on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee and has quickly established herself as a leader in the efforts to overhaul the U.S. tax code for the first time in 30 years. Black is fighting for a flatter, fairer and simpler tax code to help create the conditions for economic growth, job creation, and higher wages for American workers. Through her over 40 years of experience working in the health care field, Black learned first-hand about the importance of high-quality care and the obstacles faced by patients, health care providers and employers. Black’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 president’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. Black is a cosponsor of the American Health Care Reform Act, legislation offering a conservative, comprehensive alternative to the President’s health care law. Black is also a member of the House Budget Committee, where she has worked alongside her colleagues to draft budget resolutions that root out wasteful spending and confront the crippling $19 trillion debt burden in Washington. Black is a firm believer that getting America’s fiscal house in order also requires serious reforms of the broken Congressional Budget process. That is why she is a cosponsor of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution and a strong supporter of zero-based budgeting. Black is additionally a cosponsor of the No Budget, No Pay Act, which withholds pay from Congress if an annual budget is not passed by the legal deadline. Black’s staunch fiscal conservatism earned her the prestigious “Award for Conservative Excellence” from the American Conservative Union, the nation’s oldest, largest grassroots conservative organization and host of the annual “CPAC” gathering in Washington. A former Tennessee Right to Life legislator of the year, Black is a steadfast champion for the rights of the unborn. 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 of 2015, a more comprehensive bill to block all federal funding for the nation’s largest abortion provider. Black additionally sponsored the Health Care Conscience Rights Act, legislation that would protect the religious freedom of health care providers who refuse to perform abortions and offers full exemption from Obamacare’s Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate that requires coverage for abortion inducing drugs. Black 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.

12/17/2018
Alexander Statement on 2020 Senate Election - Press Releases - United States Senator Lamar Alexander

For decades, Senator Lamar Alexander has been a champion for the people of Tennessee. The #VolState is stronger because of his principled leadership, and I count it a privilege to call him both a friend and mentor. I wish him, his wife Honey, and his family all the best in their next chapter.

https://www.alexander.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/pressreleases?ID=D00D0EED-BC1F-439E-9E5C-B9210FCB5DF2

Alexander Statement on 2020 Senate Election Posted on December 17, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tenn., December 17, 2018 – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement: “I will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020. The people of Ten...

11/17/2018

‪James 1:27 of our Gospel calls us to ‘look after orphans & widows in their distress.’ On #NationalAdoptionDay, let us celebrate the lives changed by adoption and recommit ourselves to keeping it attainable for families with room in their hearts—regardless of the room in their budget.‬

I have had an incredible opportunity to make a small mark in history for #life, and that is really a privilege. Great to...
11/17/2018
Rep. Diane Black Discusses the Past and Future of the Pro-life Movement as Her Time in the House Ends

I have had an incredible opportunity to make a small mark in history for #life, and that is really a privilege.

Great to sit down with Townhall.com to talk about the future of the #prolife movement ⤵️

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/laurettabrown/2018/11/16/rep-diane-black-discusses-the-past-and-future-of-the-prolife-movement-as-her-time-in-the-house-ends-n2536074

Rep. Diane Black Discusses the Past and Future of the Pro-life Movement as Her Time in the House Ends - Lauretta Brown: Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) is bidding farewell to the House .11/17/2018 14:47:09PM EST.

11/15/2018

A shining example of character and personal integrity, Sen. Ben Atchley leaves behind a legacy of preserving that which makes Tennessee so special. Our prayers are with Sue and the Atchley family as we mourn an incredible public servant.

11/14/2018

This #NationalAdoptionMonth, our hearts are with the 400,000+ children in our nation’s foster care system still waiting on their forever family. As we celebrate the second chance adoption has provided for so many, let us resolve to help more children find their forever home!

11/13/2018

Saddened to hear about the passing of Charles Sargent. After serving in the Tennessee General Assembly together for twelve years, I was privileged to know him as a friend. Dave and I extend our deepest condolences to Nancy and the Sargent family.

Today the National Park Service is offering free admission in honor of #VeteransDay. Don't miss out on this opportunity ...
11/11/2018
National Park Service Announces Fee-Free Days for 2018 - Office of Communications (U.S. National Park Service)

Today the National Park Service is offering free admission in honor of #VeteransDay. Don't miss out on this opportunity to check out the beautiful autumn foliage at Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Natchez Trace Parkway, & Obed Wild & Scenic River in middle Tennessee before it's too late!

https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/12-12-2017-fee-free-days-2018.htm?fbclid=IwAR2hJrRM7vpAsZG5Bej3dXbxGJk9gT2NCAoC1Bakw38xMyqIrNJ6g4ibb80

The National Park Service announced today that the public will be invited to experience all national parks, without entrance fees, on four days in 2018.

Great news for #TN06. Wilson County's #MaplehurstBakery is expanding their #Lebanon facility, bringing 90+ jobs to the a...
10/30/2018
Maplehurst Bakeries Investing $53M In Lebanon, Tennessee

Great news for #TN06. Wilson County's #MaplehurstBakery is expanding their #Lebanon facility, bringing 90+ jobs to the area! 🍩🎉

https://businessfacilities.com/2018/10/maplehurst-bakeries-investing-53m-lebanon-tennessee/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=%5BgcSocial%5D&utm_campaign=%5BgcSocial%5D&fbclid=IwAR08N-8q2sveXr0BxDjjDFJcBldJ56Q4foD2tHnYIY0nUcpj1e0qN5IcZfA

The bakery company will create 90 new jobs in an expansion of its Lebanon, TN donut production facility.

Since President Donald J. Trump took office, our economy has added more than 3.8 million jobs and our unemployment rate ...
10/29/2018
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

Since President Donald J. Trump took office, our economy has added more than 3.8 million jobs and our unemployment rate has dropped to 3.7 percent, the lowest rate in nearly 50 years.

We're continuing to see the positive impacts of #TaxCuts in #TN06, and just today the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced that the Interchange Business Park in Crossville has been certified by the #SelectTennessee program - great news for #TN06!

Three new sites have been certified through TNECD's Select Tennessee program. To date,16 companies have invested $1.5 billion in capital investment to construct facilities on certified sites, accounting for more than 6,600 new job commitments.

More on the newest Select Tennessee Certified Sites below:

Today, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the most comprehensive legislation ever passed by Congress to combat a ...
10/24/2018
President Trump Signs Historic Legislation Combating the Opioid Crisis into Law

Today, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the most comprehensive legislation ever passed by Congress to combat a single drug crisis. https://bit.ly/2OL78CB

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Donald Trump signed into law the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6), the most comprehensive legislation ever passed by Congress to combat a single drug crisis. The bipartisan, bicameral bill contains two pieces of legislation authored by Congressm...

10/19/2018

Heartbroken to hear about the passing of my dear friend, mentor, and former Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation President Lacy Upchurch. Lacy leaves behind a legacy of kindness and selfless advocacy on behalf of Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation, and his leadership will be deeply missed by all.

In Tennessee, music is not just a business, but a way of life. I'm pleased to see President Donald J. Trump sign the #Mu...
10/11/2018
Trump, flanked by Nashville artists, signs landmark Music Modernization Act into law

In Tennessee, music is not just a business, but a way of life. I'm pleased to see President Donald J. Trump sign the #MusicModernizationAct into law today to ensure hardworking artists, songwriters, and publishers receive fair compensation for their work. #StandWithSongwriters

https://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2018/10/11/trump-alongside-kid-rock-signs-music-modernization-streaming-act-into-law/1599350002/

President Donald Trump signed the Music Modernization Act on Thursday, passing into law landmark copyright reform that Nashville songwriters have battled to pass for many years.

As a nurse, fighting for the unborn has always been an issue that is near and dear to my heart, and I was privileged to ...
10/02/2018
US Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Tennessee's abortion measure, Amendment 1

As a nurse, fighting for the unborn has always been an issue that is near and dear to my heart, and I was privileged to sponsor Amendment 1 legislation during my time in both the State House and the State Senate. I pray that this #prolife victory brings us one step closer to ensuring that our grandchildren grow up in a country where each and every life — both born and unborn — is respected, valued and given the chance to pursue his or her own dreams.

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2018/10/01/u-s-supreme-court-declines-hear-challenge-tennessee-abortion-measure/1485439002/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to abortion measure Amendment 1, which stripped the right to an abortion from the Tennessee Constitution

JUST IN: The Senate & House comprehensive effort to address the #opioidepidemic includes two of my bills to prevent addi...
09/26/2018
Bipartisan Committee Leaders Announce Opioid Legislation Agreement - Ways and Means

JUST IN: The Senate & House comprehensive effort to address the #opioidepidemic includes two of my bills to prevent addiction before it begins. With innovation, coordination & enhanced care, we're able to help those going through treatment & recovery dream for a brighter future.

https://waysandmeans.house.gov/bipartisan-committee-leaders-announce-opioid-legislation-agreement/

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bipartisan leaders from committees of jurisdiction in both the House and Senate today announced an agreement on sweeping legislation to combat the opioid crisis. In June, the House passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act by a vote of 396-14. On September 17th...

DON'T FORGET: #TN06's annual Academy Day is tomorrow at Wilson Central High School, located at 419 Wildcat Way in Lebano...
09/14/2018
Rep. Black to Hold Military Academy Day 2018 at Wilson Central High School

DON'T FORGET: #TN06's annual Academy Day is tomorrow at Wilson Central High School, located at 419 Wildcat Way in Lebanon, Tennessee.

The event will include presentations from the five U.S. Military Academies, a showing of “The Five Point Star,” and a meet and greet with Academy Admissions Officers, ROTC representatives, and current cadets and midshipmen. Following the program, students will be able to speak individually with admissions staff to learn more about the requirements for acceptance.

Registration begins at 9:30am, see you there!

https://black.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-black-hold-military-academy-day-2018-wilson-central-high-school

Lebanon, TN – U.S. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) invites all students, parents and school officials from Tennessee’s 6th Congressional district who are interested in learning more about attending our nation’s military academies to come to Academy Day 2018 on Saturday, September 15 beginnin...

#TaxReform 2.0 is about making a difference in the lives of Americans working hard to provide for their children and fam...
09/14/2018
Rep. Black Statement on Tax Reform 2.0 Passing Committee

#TaxReform 2.0 is about making a difference in the lives of Americans working hard to provide for their children and families, and we're ready to make that difference permanent. My full statement →

https://black.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-black-statement-tax-reform-20-passing-committee

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) released the following statement after the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee passed Tax Reform 2.0:

#TaxReform 2.0 is all about giving permanent certainty to millions of Americans and helping keep more money in your pock...
09/13/2018
Watch Live

#TaxReform 2.0 is all about giving permanent certainty to millions of Americans and helping keep more money in your pocket. You know how to spend your money better than the government. It’s as simple as that. WATCH LIVE → https://waysandmeans.house.gov/live/

Watch live Ways and Means Committee hearings and markups over topics such as health care, tax reform, social security, trade, and oversight.

09/10/2018

Did you know that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for young people, ages 10-24? This “silent epidemic” is sweeping our nation and we must speak up. #IWontBeSilent, will you? #WorldSuicidePreventionDay

Our country has lost an American hero and dedicated public servant, and our prayers are with the McCain family.http://na...
08/27/2018
Farewell to a Legend and Shipmate: Sen. John S. McCain III Passes Away

Our country has lost an American hero and dedicated public servant, and our prayers are with the McCain family.

http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2018/08/26/farewell-to-a-legend-and-shipmate-sen-john-s-mccain-iii-passes-away/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=100000314574091&utm_campaign=Misc

By Elizabeth M. Collins Defense Media Activity Senator and retired Capt. John S. McCain III, former prisoner of war, passed away Aug. 25, 2018, at the age of 81. McCain had been battling an aggressive type of brain tumor known as a glioblastoma since at least the summer of 2017. Born in the Panama C...

We must mandate E-Verify to disincentivize illegal immigration and ensure that our jobs are going to qualified, hard-wor...
07/24/2018
Rep. Black Introduces Bill Making First Time Illegal Entry into the United States a Felony

We must mandate E-Verify to disincentivize illegal immigration and ensure that our jobs are going to qualified, hard-working American citizens. My #ZeroTolerance bill does just that ↴

https://black.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-black-introduces-bill-making-first-time-illegal-entry-united-states-felony

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) introduced the Zero Tolerance for Illegal Entry Act, which would make illegally entering the United States for the first time a felony and would permanently mandate the E-Verify system for employers, creating less incentive for illegal...

The wave of liberal politicians seeking to abolish #ICE - the very people who carry out the important mission of securin...
07/21/2018
Rep. Diane Black: Ending illegal immigration starts with zero tolerance

The wave of liberal politicians seeking to abolish #ICE - the very people who carry out the important mission of securing our borders, enforcing our laws & preserving our national security - is despicable. My bill works hand in hand with #ICE to enforce a #ZeroTolerance policy at our border. →

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/rep-diane-black-ending-illegal-immigration-starts-with-zero-tolerance

We are a blessed and compassionate nation filled with people from all walks of life, backgrounds, and countries. That’s what makes America great.

The federal government should never put the interests of illegal immigrants ahead of American citizens. We must do all w...
07/20/2018
GOP lawmaker introduces legislation labelling first-time illegal border crossing as a felony

The federal government should never put the interests of illegal immigrants ahead of American citizens. We must do all we can to secure our nation - and that starts with a #ZeroTolerance policy when it comes to the abuse of our border.

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/396282-gop-lawmaker-introduces-legislation-labelling-first-time-illegal-border

Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday introduced legislation that would label a first-time illegal border crossing a felony.

Real immigration reform cannot be achieved without a secure border -- President Trump has been clear about this since da...
07/19/2018
Trump border wall crowdfunding possible under Tennessee lawmaker's 'trust fund' bill

Real immigration reform cannot be achieved without a secure border -- President Trump has been clear about this since day one. While Democrats continue to block commonsense border security and demonize the men and women at ICE who keep our families safe, we are going to put America first. It's time to #BuildTheWall - here's how my bill, the Border Wall Trust Fund Act, will help →

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/21/trump-border-wall-crowdfunding-possible-under-tennessee-lawmakers-trust-fund-bill.html

Americans who want to see President Trump’s border wall built would get a chance to help fund the project, if a recently introduced bill is passed.

President Donald J. Trump has been clear about illegal immigration from day one - we must have a #ZeroTolerance policy w...
07/11/2018
GOP bill would make first-time illegal border crossing a felony, send sanctuary city funds to ICE

President Donald J. Trump has been clear about illegal immigration from day one - we must have a #ZeroTolerance policy when it comes to illegal border crossings and sanctuary cities.

Thanks Washington Examiner for highlighting my bill ↴

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/gop-bill-would-make-first-time-illegal-border-crossing-a-felony-send-sanctuary-city-funds-to-ice

Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., introduced legislation Tuesday that would reclassify a first-time illegal entry at the border as a felony instead of a misdemeanor.

It is utterly ridiculous that a speeding ticket and ILLEGALLY crossing the U.S. border can result in the same consequenc...
07/10/2018
Rep. Black Introduces Bill Making First Time Illegal Entry into the United States a Felony

It is utterly ridiculous that a speeding ticket and ILLEGALLY crossing the U.S. border can result in the same consequences - a misdemeanor. My bill makes first-time illegal entry a #felony. #ZeroTolerance https://bit.ly/2J9Asv5

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) introduced the Zero Tolerance for Illegal Entry Act, which would make illegally entering the United States for the first time a felony and would permanently mandate the E-Verify system for employers, creating less incentive for illegal...

The service and sacrifices of America’s greatest generation made 🇺🇸 the safest and most prosperous nation in the world. ...
07/06/2018
Rep. Black Introduces Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Army Rangers

The service and sacrifices of America’s greatest generation made 🇺🇸 the safest and most prosperous nation in the world. It is my honor to introduce legislation with Senator Joni Ernst to award the WWll U.S. Army Rangers with the Congressional Gold Medal ⬇️

https://black.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-black-introduces-bill-award-congressional-gold-medal-army-rangers

Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) released the following statement after introducing the U.S. Army Rangers Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act with Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL):

Looking forward to joining American Conservative Union and Secretary Ben Carson in #Memphis tonight! It's not too late t...
07/02/2018
CPAC 365: Memphis

Looking forward to joining American Conservative Union and Secretary Ben Carson in #Memphis tonight! It's not too late to get your tickets →

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cpac-365-memphis-tickets-46989571072

CPAC 365 is coming to Memphis to present a forum on jobs and the economy. Please join us for an evening of thoughtful discussion with Congresswoman Diane Black, Secretary Ben Carson and American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp. Other speakers include Campus Reform’s Lawrence Jones, and Fe...

BREAKING: The House just passed two of my bills to address the root cause of the #opioid epidemic and prevent addiction ...
06/19/2018
House Passes Rep. Black’s Legislation to Fight the Opioid Crisis

BREAKING: The House just passed two of my bills to address the root cause of the #opioid epidemic and prevent addiction before it begins. This public health crisis has taken a devastating toll on our communities in Tennessee but help is on the way. MORE →

https://black.house.gov/media/press-releases/house-passes-rep-black-s-legislation-fight-opioid-crisis

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the PROPER Act of 2018 (H.R. 5775), which includes two provisions authored by U.S. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) to combat the opioid crisis.

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Happy Birthday Diane!
I believe your profile is being used as a scam...
we the people need you to run for US Senate in 2020 please 😍😍🤩
Where is the high speed WIFI congress promised rural america (and rural Tn) several years ago??????? Still waiting on another broken promise!
You pulled yourself up by your bootstraps by spreading your legs.
As a vet this is bad. Please fix this!
The NFL and Nashville can dig up the Cherry Trees and replant at our farm in Murfreesboro. They would be so pretty along our plank fence. Mildred Jones
You are a soulless harpy trying to reduce the food stamp programs while living a life of opulence. Try reducing military spending instead
You are a soulless harpy trying to reduce the food stamp programs while living a life of opulence. I wish nothing but horrible hardships for you and your family
You are a soulless harpy... living a life of opulence and going after food stamps like you are... I wish the most horrific hardships on you and your family... disease, injury, and death!
Please support President Trump’s compromise discussed in today’s address as a first step in fixing the broken immigration system and get government workers back to work. Thanks
Please build the wall we Americans need your support