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  • Chairman Black Opening Statement: Hearing with OMB Director Mick Mulvaney
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Remarks as prepared for delivery: Good morning, and thank you everyone for being here. I want to especially thank Mr. Mulvaney, the Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, for being here today to discuss the President’s budget and spending priorities. We look forward to hearing his remarks. While Article I of the constitution gives Congress the power of the purse, the federal budget is a collaborative process. The Administration, this committee and our counterparts in the Se... Read more

  • Chairman Black Statement on Administration's Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black issued the following statement on the administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget request: “I applaud President Trump for submitting a balanced budget as well as his commitment towards a stronger military and greater accountability of taxpayer dollars. I look forward to further reviewing the president’s request during our hearing with OMB Director Mulvaney tomorrow. This testimony will be helpful as our committee continues to build our ... Read more

  • ICYMI: “A Good Start on Health Care, But We’re Not Done”
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    After House passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black, the official sponsor of the legislation, wrote today in RealClearPolitics that “Congress has taken the first step to keep our promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare. But we can’t stop now. We’re not done working to save our constituents from this disastrous law and give doctors and patients – not government – control over health care decisions.” You can read the full Op-Ed here. “You asked fo... Read more

  • Chairman Diane Black Floor Remarks for Debate on the American Health Care Act
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. Speaker – I rise today to speak in favor of the American Health Care Act – a bill that repeals the worst parts of Obamacare and begins to repair the damage it caused. This bill brings choice and competition back into the health care marketplace and puts health care decisions back in the hands of patients and doctors. It’s been a winding road to get to this point, but we’re here today to fulfill the promise we made to the American people. And I’ll point out r... Read more

  • Statement from Chairman Diane Black on House Passage of the American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, following the passage of the American Health Care Act by the full House of Representatives, House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black released the following statement: “Today, House Republicans fulfilled the promise we made to the American people to repeal and replace Obamacare. It has been hard work to reach this point, but governing is never easy, and we were elected to tackle the big issues. I’m proud of my colleagues in the House for staying in the fight to make t... Read more

  • Chairman Black Opening Statement: GAO Hearing on the Failures of Fiscal Management
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Remarks as prepared for delivery: Good morning, and thank you everyone for being here. As I’m sure everyone is aware, we will be introducing the Fiscal Year 2018 budget later this spring and the challenges we face are enormous. Deficits are set to start rising again, many government programs are in dire need of reform, and our economy is being held back by the policies of the previous administration. While these problems are daunting, we were elected by our constituents to make the hard decision... Read more

  • Chairman Black Floor Statement: The American Health Care Act
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    I rise today to speak in favor of the American Health Care Act – a bill that repeals many of the worst aspects of Obamacare and begins to repair the damage caused by the law by bringing choice, competition and patient-centered solutions back into our health care system. Standing here in the House debating this bill is a proud moment for me. I was working as a nurse in Nashville in the 1990s when, fresh off the failure of HillaryCare, the Clinton administration pushed a single-payer pilot program... Read more

  • Chairman Black Rules Committee Opening Statement: Markup of the American Health Care Act
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Remarks as prepared for delivery: Good morning. Thank you Chairman Sessions and members of the committee for the opportunity to speak here today. I come before you to discuss H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017. The American Health Care Act is a first step in our efforts toward patient-centered health care reform. This bill seeks to give the American people freedom and choice in their health care decisions. It gets government out of the relationship between patients and their doctors... Read more

  • Statement from House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black on President Trump’s Budget Submission
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black released the following statement following President Trump’s budget submission: “I appreciate the White House’s submission on how we can be better stewards of taxpayer dollars and strengthen our national security. We are all committed to investing in our men and women in uniform to ensure that we are the strongest military force in the world. The complex international and military challenges we face require special attention, ... Read more

  • Chairman Diane Black Opening Statement: Markup of the American Health Care Act
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Remarks as prepared for delivery: Good morning and welcome to this markup at the House Budget Committee. We are here today to act on the American Health Care Act. This bill seeks to address one of the most fundamental policy challenges that we face: how to reduce the cost of health care and give all Americans access to quality care. This is something House Republicans have talked about for years, and the opportunity is finally here to fulfill our promise to the American people. Under the leaders... Read more