Read our 2016 Report Card for Black.
Our unique analysis of the bills Black has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Black is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Diane Black sits on the following committees:
Black was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance ...
- H.R. 2775 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Black sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Black’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3264: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and modify certain ...
- H.R. 3181: Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act
- H.R. 3164: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand access to ...
- H.R. 2556: CONNECT for Health Act of 2017
- H.R. 2476: Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2017
- H.R. 2187: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the treatment of ...
- H.R. 1995: V-BID for Better Care Act of 2017
|Black’s Vote||Vote Description|
S. 1635: Department of State Operations Authorization and Embassy Security Act, Fiscal Year 2016
Dec 5, 2016. Passed 374/16.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6018 (112th): Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2013
Jul 17, 2012. Passed 333/61.
H.R. 4348 (112th): MAP-21
Jun 29, 2012. Passed 373/52.
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, MAP-21, is a funding and authorization bill to govern United States federal surface transportation spending. It was passed by Congress on June 29, 2012 and President Barack Obama signed it on July 6. The vote ...
H.R. 4628 (112th): Interest Rate Reduction Act
Apr 27, 2012. Passed 215/195.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
From Jan 2011 to Jul 2017, Black missed 144 of 4,537 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 32 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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