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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Black Opening Statement: Hearing on CBO's Budget and Economic Outlook
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on February 2, 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 holding this hearing today to discuss the Congressional Budget Office’s Budget and Economic Outlook – which gives us ten-year projections of our spending, national debt, and how the economy is going to perform over the next decade. The report forms the cornerstone of the work we do here at the House Budget Committee, and I want to thank everyone at CBO for al... Read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chairman Price Remarks at Brookings Institution: A Reform Agenda for the Federal Budget Process
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you to the Brookings Institution for hosting today’s event and thank you to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget for agreeing to co-sponsor as well. Scholars at Brookings and CRFB, as well as the National Budgeting Roundtable, have been part of a driving force behind an effort to reform the Congressional budget process. I want to thank you for lending your time, your expertise, and your passion to this issue. We meet today less than a month after ... Read more

  • Chairman Price Opening Statement: Restoring the Trust for Families and Working-Age Americans
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    As prepared for delivery Good morning. For over a year, the House Budget Committee has been engaged in an initiative called Restoring the Trust for All Generations. Today’s hearing is the fourth in a series of hearings this committee has held to advance this initiative. Restoring the Trust is an effort to raise awareness among both our colleagues in Congress and, more importantly, the American people we represent – about the serious fiscal and policy challenges facing our nation’s health, retire... Read more