Tenn. Congressional Rep. Diane Black fighting still more budget headwinds

Jul 5, 2017

Tenn. Congressional Rep. Diana Black (R)
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WASHINGTON, DC  (AP/WMOT)  --  Tennessee Congressional Rep. Diane Black is facing a revolt over her plans to cut $200 billion from entitlement spending.

The mid-state Republican heads the House Budget Committee.

A group of 20 GOP moderates last week signed a letter saying they oppose Black’s proposed budget. The letter from the moderates says Black’s cuts are “not practical.” 

Politico says if moderates can find just three more votes they’ll be able to defeat Black’s budget on the House floor.

Meanwhile, Republican hard line conservatives say Black hasn’t gone far enough and want even steeper cuts to the budget.