In what may be seen as an endorsement in her run for the governor, U.S. Rep. Diane Black received praise from President Donald Trump for her work in passing the GOP budget plan.
And the commendation came from Trump’s Twitter account.
“Diane Black of Tennessee, the highly respected House Budget Committee Chairwoman, did a GREAT job in passing budget, setting up big tax cuts,” Trump tweeted.
Black, a Republican from Gallatin is chairwoman of the House Budget Committee and helped negotiate the budget plan that is considered the first step toward tax reform, a top priority for Trump and his allies in Congress.
The White House praised the House passage of the $4 trillion budget resolution as a necessary step for tax overhaul. The budget narrowly passed with a 216-212 margin. Twenty Republicans joined Democrats to oppose the measure.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement the vote “sets the stage” to give economic relief to Americans in the form of tax cuts and tax reform.
President Donald Trump has made a rewrite of the nation’s tax code his top legislative priority. The tax bill is the top item on the GOP agenda. It would be Trump’s first major win in Congress — and, Republicans hope, a much-needed boost for the party’s political fortunes in next year’s midterm elections.
Black thanked Trump for the praise, and she did so on Twitter as well.
The Republican GOP primary will be a difficult one. Black will face high-profile and deep-pocketed opponents such as House Speaker Beth Harwell, businessman Bill Lee, and, Randy Boyd, former Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development.