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Diane Black, Republican Congresswoman for Tennessee’s District 6, is seeking re-election in 2012. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Diane and her husband, Dr. David Black have been married for over 30 years. They moved to Tennessee in the 1980s and they currently live in Gallatin. They are members of Community Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Black began her career as an emergency room nurse and later served as a long-term care nurse and worked as part of an outpatient surgery team.
Representative Black was elected to Congress in 2010 on a platform of fiscal restraint, curbing government debt, and enacting market-based health care reform. She has served on the Republican Policy Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Budget Committee.
According to her website, “Her first piece of legislation, HConRes 36, would have prevented Planned Parenthood from receiving federal dollars in the continuing resolution fight in the Spring of 2011 and passed the House in a bipartisan vote. Black has co-sponsored legislation that would codify the Hyde Amendment, as well as prohibiting abortion funding in the federal health care law”.
When asked what she would do for atheist voters (not issued by Congresswoman Black herself), the statement was:
“Congressman Black received your message and asked that I personally respond to you. As you know, she believes and fully supports freedom of religion which also includes those who do not have a religion. So what she will do for you as a voter is make sure that your rights given to you in the Constitution are protected, but do you have any specific pieces of legislation that you wanted her to consider?”
Congressman Diane Black (TN-06)