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  • Black Opening Statement - The Failures of Obamacare: Harmful Effects and Broken Promises
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    As prepared for delivery – House Budget Committee Interim Chairman Diane Black Good morning, and thank you, everyone for being here. We're having this hearing today to discuss the damage that Obamacare has done to patients, medicine, workers, and our economy. After six years, no one can dispute that this law has been nothing but a series of broken promises. Patients have lost their doctors and their insurance plans, premiums and deductibles have skyrocketed, and small businesses have been forced... Read more

  • Interim House Budget Committee Chairman Black Responds to CBO Report
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Interim House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black of Tennessee issued the following statement after CBO released its Budget and Economic Outlook. CBO projects deficits of $9.4 trillion over the next decade, the national debt to rise to $24.9 trillion by 2027, and for economic growth to average only 1.9 percent over the next decade.” “Today’s report from the CBO is former President Obama’s legacy of an unsustainable national debt and an economy that’s leaving too many people ... Read more

  • Chairman Black's Opening Remarks on Obamacare Repeal Debate
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Budget Committee Interim Chairman Diane Black (TN-06) delivered the following remarks on the House floor this morning during debate on a resolution that will pave the way for repeal of Obamacare. As prepared for delivery: Mr. Speaker- I rise today to speak on behalf of Americans everywhere who are hurting because of Obamacare. They are calling out for relief from this disastrous law, and Republicans are here today to begin delivering on our promise to provide that relief... Read more

  • House Passes Resolution Paving Way for Obamacare Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    House Budget Committee Interim Chairman Diane Black (TN-06) issued the following statement today applauding House passage of S. Con. Res. 3 – a budget resolution to trigger the reconciliation process to repeal Obamacare: “Today Congress took a critical step toward repealing a law that is harming the American people. We are fulfilling our promise to provide relief from Obamacare’s failures. Now begins a process through which we will ultimately be able to achieve patient-centered solutions to expa... Read more

  • House Budget Committee Announces Republican Members for 115th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Interim Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black (TN-06) issued the following statement announcing the Republican members of the House Budget Committee for the 115th Congress: “The House Budget Committee will play a leading role in the 115th Congress – on repealing Obamacare, jumpstarting our economy, getting control of our national debt, and reimagining the way we do business in Washington. I’m confident that the members of this Committee are ready to tackle these challenges head on. We represent ... Read more

  • Obamacare: Reducing Quality and Innovation
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    The United States has the best doctors, nurses, and providers in the world and has long been a pioneer in discovering new cures. Unfortunately, Obamacare’s rules and regulations are diminishing quality and stifling innovation throughout the health care sector. Patients no longer believe they are receiving the best care possible. U.S. consumers are no longer the first to benefit from new therapies and technologies. While the United States has served as the center of medical technology innovation,... Read more

  • Obamacare: Fewer Choices
    Posted in Press Releases on December 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    As a result of Obamacare’s poor design, the law’s insurance exchanges are collapsing and many health insurance companies are pulling out of the market. That’s bad news for patients who now have fewer choices when it comes to picking a health care plan that’s best for them and their families. This lack of competition is making health care more expensive and less available for too many Americans. It’s time to repeal Obamacare, give patients more choices, and increase competition to make coverage m... Read more

  • Obamacare: Reducing Access to Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    There’s been a lot of attention paid to how Obamacare has expanded the number of Americans with insurance coverage. But, health insurance is only as valuable as a patient’s ability to receive actual health care. And on that front, Obamacare is failing – actually reducing access to health care. Because of this flawed law, plans have been cancelled, networks have narrowed, and there are fewer medical professionals providing care. Obamacare needs to be repealed so patients not only have insurance, ... Read more

  • Obamacare: The Unaffordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    The Affordable Care Act is an ironic name for a law that has only made health insurance and health care unaffordable for millions of Americans. Since its passage, Obamacare has caused premiums to skyrocket, deductibles to increase more than workers’ wages, and the costs of prescription drugs to become more of a burden. This law must be repealed so individuals and families are not further harmed by the high costs of Obamacare that too often lead to those who have health coverage not having actual... Read more

  • Reconciliation Primer
    Posted in HBC Publications on December 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Reconciliation: Background Section 310 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 sets out a special procedure that allows Congress to direct one or more authorizing committees to produce legislation that changes direct spending, revenue, or the debt limit to bring these levels into compliance with budget resolution policies. Reconciliation directives must be included in a concurrent resolution on the budget adopted by both Houses to be valid. In general, reconciliation directives include: · the am... Read more