Diane Lynn Black (born January 16, 1951) is the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district. The district includes several suburban and rural areas east of Nashville. She is a member of the Republican Party. She is formerly a member of the Tennessee Senate for the 18th district, which encompasses Robertson County and part of Sumner County. She was floor leader of the State Senate Republican Caucus.
Early life, education, and nursing career
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Black graduated from Andover High School 1969 Linthicum, Md Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland with an associate's degree in nursing in 1971. She graduated from Belmont University with a bachelor's degree in nursing in 1991 and worked as a Registered Nurse. Later she has also ...
Congresswoman Diane Black, R-TN, introduced a resolution (H.Res. 509) disapproving of Barack Obama’s appointments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) while the United States Senate was not in recess.
The Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Tom Price, a physician from Georgia, who has co-sponsored Congresswoman Black’s resolution said this about her legislation: “I am proud to stand with many of my colleagues in supporting a resolution of ...
Rep. Diane Black got an up-close look at gender segregation in Saudi Arabia during a trip to the Middle East earlier this month.
The Gallatin Republican traveled there with eight other House members, including three other women, to talk with government officials about how the region assesses the threat of a nuclear Iran.
When the lawmakers asked to use the bathroom after a lengthy visit to the Saudi Defense Ministry, they ran into an unexpected challenge: no women’s restroom.
“It was kind of like, hmm, OK, I’ve heard about oppression, but really there are just some things ...
Jonathan Bernstein has caught Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) making what is, in his estimation, the "best self-refuting argument ever." From her press release, announcing her plan to introduce a resolution that will wag a finger at the recent appointments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the National Labor Relations Board:
"It's astounding to me that the president is claiming these are recess appointments and within his authority, when Congress was not in fact in recess," said Black. "These appointments are an affront to the Constitution. No matter how you look at this, it doesn't ...
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U.S. Representative to Congress Diane Black Joins Round Table Discussion With Local Leaders on Immigration, Healthcare and Other Issues Monday
In Case You Missed It: Rep. Black's Op-Ed in The Hill: "President's Status Quo Budget Punts on Reform, Doubles Down on Failed Policies"
The annual budget process in Washington is a critical opportunity for both parties to offer solutions to the most pressing challenges facing our nation: record poverty rates, high unemployment and a shrinking middle class. Unfortunately, the president's budget - much like the Senate’s budget - doubles down on failed policies that limit opportunities for advancement and trap millions of Americans in a life of poverty and dependency.
In addition to weak economic growth and a looming debt crisis, fiscally bankrupt and ineffective welfare programs are a fundamental threat to every American who aspires to make it to the middle class. Despite record-level spending increases over the last five to 10 years, poverty rates are the highest in a generation with one in six Americans living in poverty.
Means-tested welfare benefits – totaling nearly $1 trillion in annual government expenditures at the federal, state and local levels, are the fastest growing part of the budget, outpacing Soci
Congressman Black’s Office Hosts 6th Congressional District Art Show Competition
President's Status Quo Budget Punts on Reform, Doubles Down on Failed Policies