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 1 bill that was enacted:
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Black sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Black’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1130: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure fairness in ...
- H.Res. 96: Providing amounts for the expenses of the Committee on the Budget in the ...
- H.R. 853: Protecting Life and Taxpayers Act of 2017
- H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, ...
- H.R. 644: Conscience Protection Act of 2017
- H.R. 400: Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act
- H.R. 354: Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2017
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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.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 1022 (113th): Securing Energy Critical Elements and American Jobs Act of 2013
Jul 22, 2014. Failed 260/143.
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 Feb 2017, Black missed 126 of 4,234 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% 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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