Right now, an 18.4-cent gas tax pays for $50 billion of transportation projects each year, like highways, bridges and mass transit. But the Highway Trust Fund is set run out of money Aug. 1., and Republican leaders in the House proposed an unusual way to finance it.
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Tennessee Congressman Diane Black is urging her colleagues to support the two-year budget deal. The Republican from Gallatin served on the bi-partisan committee, which came up with the deal.
Gallatin Congressman Diane Black is hedging on whether Congress will come up with a budget deal by mid-December. The Republican is the only Tennessean on the 29 member, bi-partisan budget committee.
Incumbent Diane Black easily won her rematch against Lou Ann Zelenik in the 6th Congressional district’s GOP Primary. Two years ago, Black squeaked past Zelenik by fewer than 300 votes. This time, the margin of victory was more than two to one.
A hint of bi-partisanship has emerged in one Tennessee congressional race – albeit unspoken. Rep. Diane Black’s latest campaign ad refers to legislation introduced by a neighboring Democrat.
Nashville Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper says support is growing for his ‘No Budget, No Pay’ Act. But the legislation still hasn’t caught the eye of the power brokers on Capitol Hill.
Tennessee Congresswoman Diane Black says there are many nuances required when dealing with Iran and its nuclear program.
Tennessee Representatives are split about a piece of last year’s federal healthcare overhaul — the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB.
About 50 members of the Tea Party movement lined up outside the Murfreesboro office of U.S. Representative Diane Black yesterday, complaining they had been ignored when they tried to oppose raising the nation’s debt ceiling.
Tennessee Congressman Diane Black says her constituents were mixed on supporting this week’s budget ceiling deal. Black was among six of Tennessee’s nine representatives to vote in favor of the eleventh-hour compromise. She held a telephone town hall meeting Tuesday night.
Today not a single Tennessee Republican voted to authorize President Obama’s military effort in Libya. But some of them stopped short of pulling funds from that NATO-led mission.
Freshmen in Congress have hassled the President this week for attempting to raise the national debt ceiling. Tennessee’s Representatives are among them.
Tennessee Republicans voted along party lines Wednesday to repeal the health care law. Now, the GOP-controlled House begins working to replace the measure. From our Capitol Hill bureau in Washington, Manuel Quinones reports Tennessee freshman Republican, Diane Black wants to promote free market ideas.
Tennessee’s newly elected Representatives are in Washington with their families for the swearing in ceremony. The state’s delegation officially swings from majority Democrat to nearly all Republican.
Tennessee’s Diane Black is one of only two freshman Republicans tapped to serve on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee when the new Congress convenes. Democrats are already crying foul over the appointment.
Four Tennessee Republicans are among the freshman class currently getting a crash course on how the U.S. Congress works.
The National Republican Congressional Committee is investing heavily in some of Tennessee’s Congressional races.
A Republican unity tour has been planned for the 6th Congressional District, minus the runner-up. The Tennessee GOP has held events with gubernatorial and congressional candidates as a way to mend fences after contentious primary battles this month.
The Tennessee Republican Party has been trying to mend fences damaged in heated primary contests. But a unity event may not come in the 6th Congressional District, where candidate Lou Ann Zelenik has yet to concede.
Lawyer and Iraq War veteran Brett Carter squeaked out of a tight Democratic primary in the 6th Congressional District, where Bart Gordon is retiring.