Exclusive Interview with the First Female House Budget Chairman

House Republicans have charted an ambitious legislative agenda under House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that includes reforming the tax code, securing the border and repealing and replacing Obamacare, just to name a few. And if this is going to happen, much of the financing and budgeting of these plans will derive from the House Budget Committee.

Opportunity Lives Editor in Chief John Hart sat down with the newest House Budget Committee Chairwoman: Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) on Wednesday. 

As one of the few women leading a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, Black has the responsibility of ensuring Republicans deliver on a number of campaign promises. Americans voted for decisive change and Black tells Opportunity Lives that House Republicans plan to deliver.

Along with sharing some valuable insight into how Republicans plan to repeal the costly and onerous Affordable Care Act, Black also opens up to Opportunity Lives about her early struggles living in poverty before eventually representing Tennessee’s 6th congressional district.

Full interview below: