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Rep. Diane Black (R-Gallatin) says she preferred not to let the perfect be the enemy of the good, and voted for a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government for the next two years. Credit: TN Photo Services

Here’s How Middle Tennessee Congressmen Voted On Last-Minute Spending Bill

December 12, 2014 at 5:23 am

Congresswoman Diane Black was the Nashville area’s only representative to vote for the $1.1 trillion spending bill that passed the House Thursday night.

Entire Congressional Delegation Invited To Tour Charter Schools, Even Those With None In Their Districts

Entire Congressional Delegation Invited To Tour Charter Schools, Even Those With None In Their Districts

September 5, 2014 at 4:51 am

One charter school advocacy group is offering tours to Tennessee’s Congressional delegation, even though most of their districts don’t have any charters.

This highway is in Germany, but highways in the U.S. are facing a potential crisis: The trust that finances many of them, along with bridges and mass transit projects, is set to run out of money by Aug. 1 if Congress doesn't figure out a way to fund it. Credit: Randolf Rautenberg via Flickr

Sen. Corker Calls His Party’s Highway Fund Fix ‘Political Cowardice’

July 10, 2014 at 4:45 am

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.

While Not Privy To Top Negotiations, Tennessee’s Diane Black Says She’ll Support Budget Deal

While Not Privy To Top Negotiations, Tennessee’s Diane Black Says She’ll Support Budget Deal

December 11, 2013 at 12:50 pm

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.

Rep. Black speaks at the first meeting of the budget conference committee. The bi-partisan panel is made up of 29 House and Senate members. Image: Rep. Diane Black/Instagram

Everyone Is Setting A Low Bar For Budget Committee, Including TN Congressman Black

November 4, 2013 at 5:03 am

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.

Black Beats Zelenik Again

Black Beats Zelenik Again

August 3, 2012 at 1:01 am

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.

Black Campaign Borrows ‘No Pay’ Bill for Latest Ad

Black Campaign Borrows ‘No Pay’ Bill for Latest Ad

July 20, 2012 at 6:16 am

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.

Cooper, Black Join ‘Fix Congress Now’ Caucus

May 17, 2012 at 5:25 am

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.

Rep. Black: Getting Grip on Iran Requires Sensitive Touch

February 6, 2012 at 7:53 am

Tennessee Congresswoman Diane Black says there are many nuances required when dealing with Iran and its nuclear program.

TN Reps Gear Up for Congressional Fight Over IPAB

September 6, 2011 at 6:33 am

Tennessee Representatives are split about a piece of last year’s federal healthcare overhaul — the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB.

Tea Party Faithful Picket Congressman Diane Black’s Office

August 16, 2011 at 11:13 pm

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.

Black Says Constituents Were Mixed Over Debt Deal

August 3, 2011 at 5:13 am

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.

State’s GOP Congressman Reject Authority for Libya Mission, Split on Funding It

June 24, 2011 at 5:01 pm

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.

Tennessee Freshmen Make Fiscal Stand on Debt Ceiling

June 3, 2011 at 5:37 am

Freshmen in Congress have hassled the President this week for attempting to raise the national debt ceiling. Tennessee’s Representatives are among them.

House Repeals Healthcare, Replacement Ideas Abound

January 20, 2011 at 7:31 am

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.

Republicans Officially Become Majority of Tennessee Delegation

Republicans Officially Become Majority of Tennessee Delegation

January 5, 2011 at 3:06 pm

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.

Representative-elect Black Wins Major Committee Seat

December 20, 2010 at 6:28 am

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.

Tennessee Newest Congressmen Learn, Look Forward

November 19, 2010 at 7:57 am

Four Tennessee Republicans are among the freshman class currently getting a crash course on how the U.S. Congress works.

National GOP Group Spending on Tennessee Congressional Elections

October 20, 2010 at 5:36 am

The National Republican Congressional Committee is investing heavily in some of Tennessee’s Congressional races.

6th District Unity Tour Goes on Without Zelenik

August 25, 2010 at 4:48 pm

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.