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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Statement from Chairman Diane Black on Passage of the American Health Care Act by the House Budget Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Today, after the House Budget Committee reported the American Health Care Act to the House for consideration, Chairman Diane Black released the following statement: “I am proud of the work done by this committee. Our role in this process is to combine the work of the authorizing committees and report the full bill to the House and we have dutifully completed that responsibility. There is always debate and disagreement during the legislative process but I firmly believe that th... Read more

  • Diane Black: “I am confident this bill is going to come out of Budget”
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    This morning, House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black talked to MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson about the American Health Care Act and her confidence that the committee will pass the bill tomorrow to help those suffering under Obamacare. “We don’t want to have the American people suffer anymore,” said Chairman Black. “I come from a state where there was a 63% increase in premiums last year. We have two thirds of our counties that only have one provider. That’s not choice; that’s a monopoly. And we ac... Read more

  • Diane Black Unplugged: Patient-Centered Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    As a registered nurse, Diane Black knows what it’s like to actually provide health care. The fundamental problem with Obamacare was that it disrupted the personal relationship between patients and their doctors while rising costs put real care out of reach for many Americans. This week, the Budget Committee will act on the American Health Care Act as it moves through the legislative process. Listen to Diane Black, in her own words, discuss how the failures of government-run health care and her c... Read more

  • "Open the marketplace back up again and allow more competition"
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Friday, House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black appeared on the PBS Newshour to discuss the American Health Care Act and how this bill creates more competition to help drive down costs and allows states to tailor their Medicaid program to fit the unique needs of their populations. You can watch the full interview here and check out key highlights below. On how competition, not government, helps lower costs: "First of all, we want to make sure everyone knows we're not go... Read more

  • House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black Statement on CBO Score
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black released the following statement regarding CBO’s score of the American Health Care Act: “Obamacare was a law built on government control and federal mandates. The American Health Care Act is a bill built on choice and freedom in health care decisions. Our goal has always been to provide access to health insurance for everyone who wants it and to reduce health care costs for all Americans. Our bill does exactly that. Dismantlin... Read more

  • Chairman Black Says House Republicans Are Committed to Repealing Obamacare and Building a Sustainable Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - This morning, House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and Bloomberg’s “Daybreak: Americas” in her first national television appearances since becoming chairman. During the interviews, Chairman Black said that House Republicans are committed to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with patient-centered care, and that Congress will exercise the power of the purse to build a sustainable budget that works toward balance. On building a sustainabl... Read more