Rep. Diane Black to deliver weekly GOP address

Friday, March 4, 2011

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) today announced that Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) will deliver the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday.

Black represents Marshall County and will discuss the new majority's efforts to help create a better environment for job creation by cutting spending and removing barriers to small business growth.

She serves on the House Ways & Means and Budget committees, and is a member of the Republican Policy Committee.

"Last week I was... touring manufacturing... facilities and talking to job creators in Middle Tennessee," Black said. "I asked these businesses, 'What can Congress do to help you grow?' They told me to just get government out of the way and they'll create the jobs and grow on their own.

"Our new majority in the House is committed to doing just that," she said.

I'm thrilled to speak to the American people about our commitment to common-sense solutions that would help Americans prosper, including putting the brakes on out-of-control Washington spending."

A small business owner, former educator and registered nurse for more than 40 years, Black served in the Tennessee General Assembly before being elected to serve Tennessee's 6th Congressional District in 2010.

"Diane Black has quickly become a leading voice for smaller, less costly, and more accountable government," Speaker Boehner said. "Diane has experienced the same frustrations employers and entrepreneurs are feeling right now, and is fighting to remove government barriers to job creation. I appreciate her delivering our weekly address to the American people."