Congressman Diane Black ➳ I’ve Been Everywhere, Man
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I’ve Been Everywhere, Man
Over the last two weeks, I’ve held town hall meetings in Smithville, White House, and Livingston. At each event, I offered an overview of some of the top issues in Congress including securing our border, stopping the dangerous Iran nuclear deal, and combating ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism. My thanks to all of you who took time out of your day to join us. I also recently spent time touring local businesses like Cumberland Biosciences and TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center to discuss how decisions in Washington impact their ability to grow and hire more workers. If you would like to invite me to visit your local business or attend your community event, you can always send my office a request here.
Here are a few more highlights from over the past couple of weeks:
President Obama’s Iran Trade Continues to Unravel
Earlier this year, we learned that the Obama Administration led a campaign to deliberately mislead the public about the consequences of the Iran nuclear agreement, and recently a bombshell report found that they negotiated a secret payment of $400 million to the Iranian government just as four Americans were released from Tehran. Unbelievably, the Administration tried to pass it off as a convenient coincidence. Just this week, the State Department confirmed that this payment was withheld until our Americans were released, and then immediately dispersed upon their freeing. That is a ransom payment – regardless of what this Administration calls it. By doling out secret ransom payments to the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, all while trying to hide their actions from Congress and the American people, the Obama Administration only put more lives at risk along the way. Americans deserve a Commander in Chief who will fight to destroy hostile Islamic regimes, instead of paying them off as this President has done. That is why the House has voted with my support on more than a half dozen occasions to stop this Administration’s handholding with the Iranian regime – and we won’t relent now.
Read The Plan
One of the subjects I discussed at my town hall meeting this month was House Republicans’ bold new policy agenda, entitled “A Better Way for a More Confident America.” Overwhelmingly, Americans agree that our country is on the wrong path. That is why my House Republican colleagues and I are working to offer an alternative vision; to lay out a platform of what we can achieve in 2017 and beyond with a willing partner in the White House. Specifically, our plan offers solutions in six key areas: poverty, national security, the economy, health care, tax reform, and restoring the Constitution.
Our tax reform plan, for example, would let most Americans complete their taxes on a form as simple as THIS, while our health care proposal would spur competition and drive down costs by letting Americans purchase health insurance across state lines. Importantly, our poverty plan would ensure fairness for all by strengthening work requirements for welfare and food stamps. I hope you’ll take a moment to read more about our ideas at www.better.gop.
Town Hall Meetings
It has been a busy couple of weeks as I have traveled across Tennessee’s 6th district meeting with so many of you and taking your questions at town hall meetings in Livingston, White House, and Smithville. I appreciate the opportunity to hear from you directly and take your message back with me to Washington. If you couldn’t join us, you can read a helpful summary of my Smithville town hall from WJLE HERE. Below, I explained to attendees at one of our town halls about House Republicans’Better Way agenda:
Member of Congress
P.S. – Congratulations to our very own Goodlettsville All-Stars on their win in the opening round of the Little League World Series! Join me in rooting for them in their next game this Sunday. Read more about their journey here.