Congresswoman Diane Black’s faith in America’s promise was shaped from an early age. The middle daughter of Great Depression era parents, Diane spent the earliest years of her life in public housing and would go on to become the first person in her family to earn a college education.
As a registered nurse, small businesswoman and former educator, Diane Black brought a unique and dynamic perspective to her work as a legislative leader in Tennessee and Washington.
In Congress, Diane served as Chairman of the House Budget Committee, where she worked to draft the 2018 fiscal year budget that cut millions of dollars in wasteful spending and confronted the crippling debt burden in Washington. Diane also served on the House Ways and Means Committee and led efforts to reform the U.S. tax code for the first time in over three decades.
Through her over 40 years of experience working in the health care field, Diane learned first-hand about the importance of high-quality care and the obstacles faced by patients, health care providers, and employers. Her real world experiences as a nurse have uniquely positioned her as a credible and effective leader on health care policy and the life issue. A former Tennessee Right to Life legislator of the year, she is a steadfast champion for the rights of the unborn.
She and her husband of over 35 years, Dr. David Black, live in Gallatin, Tennessee and they have three grown children and six grandchildren.