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Diane Black on Abortion
Click here for 13 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Opposes funding of Planned Parenthood. (Aug 2017)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • I consider myself pro-life. (Nov 2010)
  • Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection. (Dec 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
  • Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization. (Jan 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored banning family assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (May 2015)
  • Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection. (Feb 2015)
Diane Black on Budget & Economy
Click here for 8 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Get government off the backs of job creators. (Aug 2017)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Budget Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Jan 2013)
Diane Black on Civil Rights
Click here for 6 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Confederate statues are part of history. (Aug 2017)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2010)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
  • Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism. (May 2016)
  • Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage. (Jun 2015)
Diane Black on Corporations
Click here for 3 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 0% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Diane Black on Crime
Click here for 3 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Crack down on sex offenders. (Nov 2010)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 54% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues. (Dec 2014)
Diane Black on Drugs
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  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Diane Black on Education
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  • Supports tax dollars for private schools. (Aug 2017)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
  • A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind. (Jul 2015)
  • Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools. (Oct 2015)
Diane Black on Energy & Oil
Click here for 7 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Rejects Paris climate change agreement. (Aug 2017)
  • More oil exploration; more nukes; more clean coal. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Sponsored letting states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
  • Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Diane Black on Environment
Click here for 2 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Diane Black on Families & Children
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  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2014)
Diane Black on Foreign Policy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Must stand up to North Korea's missile tests. (Aug 2017)
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -3 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Diane Black on Free Trade
Click here for 2 full quotes on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
  • Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade. (Dec 2012)
Diane Black on Government Reform
Click here for 2 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Sponsored banning recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Jan 2014)
Diane Black on Gun Control
Click here for 4 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Extend right-to-carry laws across state lines. (Nov 2010)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Opposes restricting gun purchase & possession. (Nov 2010)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Jun 2011)
Diane Black on Health Care
Click here for 9 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Patients should respect their doctors' religious beliefs. (Nov 2017)
  • Repeal ObamaCare;need market-based solution. (Aug 2017)
  • Fight to repeal Obamacare. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
  • Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law. (Jan 2011)
  • Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient. (Feb 2015)
Diane Black on Homeland Security
Click here for 2 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Protecting our citizens requires state-of-the-art military. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
Diane Black on Immigration
Click here for 4 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Endorsed by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)
  • No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American. (Jan 2013)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Diane Black on Jobs
Click here for 2 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 100% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
Diane Black on Local Issues
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Diane Black on Principles & Values
Click here for 2 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
  • Member of the Republican Study Committee. (Jan 2016)
Diane Black on Social Security
Click here for 2 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Supports privatizing Social Security. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated 0% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance. (Jan 2013)
Diane Black on Tax Reform
Click here for 6 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Flatter, simpler tax needed. (Aug 2017)
  • Lower corporate income tax rates & capital gains taxes. (Nov 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Member of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Diane Black on Technology
Click here for 2 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
Diane Black on War & Peace
Click here for 4 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports a continued presence in Afghanistan. (Nov 2010)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Apr 2012)
Diane Black on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes funding of Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund: Opposes topic 1
Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers: Opposes topic 1
Sponsored banning family assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Confederate statues are part of history: Strongly Opposes topic 2
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism: Strongly Favors topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Patients should respect their doctors' religious beliefs: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal ObamaCare;need market-based solution: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fight to repeal Obamacare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports privatizing Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Rated 0% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports tax dollars for private schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: Favors topic 7
A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind: Favors topic 7
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Crack down on sex offenders: Favors topic 9
Rated 54% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Extend right-to-carry laws across state lines: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting gun purchase & possession: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Flatter, simpler tax needed: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Lower corporate income tax rates & capital gains taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes a pathway to citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade: Neutral on topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protecting our citizens requires state-of-the-art military: Strongly Favors topic 15
Neutral on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Must stand up to North Korea's missile tests: Opposes topic 17
Supports a continued presence in Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rejects Paris climate change agreement: Strongly Opposes topic 18
More oil exploration; more nukes; more clean coal: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Sponsored letting states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators: Strongly Favors topic 19
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Get government off the backs of job creators: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

Diane Black is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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