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Rep. Diane Black Named Interim Budget Committee Chair

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By    |   Tuesday, 03 Jan 2017 09:36 PM

Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., was named interim House Budget Committee chair Tuesday – placing the former registered nurse in a crucial role to hep steer efforts to repeal Obamacare, and potentially approve a massive tax-reform package.

"The passage of Obamacare is the reason I ran for Congress," Black said in a statement, Politico reported. "As interim Chairman for the House Budget Committee, I am ready to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to repeal this law that has burdened families and businesses, and turn the page to a new healthcare system that lowers costs, spurs free market competition, and ultimately empowers patients – not Washington bureaucrats."

Black assumes the role in place of Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., who has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Department of Health and Human Services.

Black is one of few women who hold chairmanships of panels in the new Congress, joining Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., the incoming Education and Workforce Committee chair, and Indiana GOP Susan Brooks, who head the Ethics Committee, The Hill reported.

Politico reported Black would appear to have the inside track for a permanent slot as the budget committee head if Price is confirmed. However, Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., also is vying for the post.

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Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., was named interim House Budget Committee chair Tuesday – placing the former registered nurse in a crucial role to hep steer efforts to repeal Obamacare, and potentially approve a massive tax-reform package.
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