Diane Black resigns as House Budget Chairman

Press release from Diane Black campaign

This morning, Diane Black announced in a Fox News Op-ed that she will officially step down as Chairman of the House Budget Committee to focus on her campaign for governor. 
During Diane’s year as Budget Chairman, she has worked with President Trump on a series of strong, conservative reforms and will bring that same bold leadership to the state of Tennessee.

I became chairman of the House Budget Committee one year ago and have been proud to serve in that role along with our new president. He has pushed an agenda of action – responsible budgeting, repealing ObamaCare’s worst mandates, and aggressive tax-cutting to get our economy going. This has been exactly the kind of work I came to Congress to do and we have done it. But my heart has always been at home. This why today I’m announcing that I will now step down as chairman of the House Budget Committee, while continuing to serve in Congress, to devote more attention to my next challenge: seeking the governorship of Tennessee.

Note: The referenced Fox op-ed is HERE. The House Budget Committee also did a press release. It’s below.

Press release from House Budget Committee

Washington, D.C. – House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black today announced her decision to step down as chair once a successor is chosen in the new year. A candidate for the governor’s race in Tennessee, Black plans to remain in Congress as a member.

“It has been an honor to serve as Chairman of the House Budget Committee, working alongside members this year to recommend responsible and balanced policies for building a better America. I am very proud of the hard work of our members and all we accomplished, especially offering real reforms for mandatory programs and unlocking pro-growth tax reform. As we enter a new era under a brand new tax law and as members begin crafting a budget for fiscal year 2019, I am confident the focus will remain on addressing unsustainable mandatory programs. Without question, it is critical that lawmakers take real action to reverse the trajectory of our nation’s growing debt. While it requires tough decisions in the short-term, the result in the long-term will secure a bright and prosperous future for generations to come.”

 

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