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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 4, 2017

U.S. Rep. Diane Black was named interim chair of the powerful House Budget Committee yesterday, placing her at the crux of the fight to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Tennessean reports. The interim title reportedly is necessary until Rep. Tom Price, the outgoing chair, is confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Black has represented Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District since 2010. She is the first woman to serve as chair of the committee.