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Tennessee Jobs Now Demands Diane Black Repay Taxpayers for Missed Votes

(June 13, 2018) Tennessee Jobs Now (http://tnjobsnow.com), a PAC based in Tennessee, is calling on Congresswoman Diane Black (R-6) to reimburse taxpayers $31,320.00 for her failure to show up for work and has mailed an invoice on behalf of taxpayers to her office requesting payment to the Bureau of Fiscal Service. That amount represents 36% of Black’s $87,000 congressional salary for the first half of the year.

“The Tennessean and its sister publications across the state have uncovered that Diane Black has missed at least 36% of the votes cast in Congress this year,” TN Jobs Now spokesman David Carney said. https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/tn-elections/2018/06/13/diane-black-missed-votes-mount-she-campaigns-tennessee-governor/691423002/ 

“Black likes to say she ‘fights for what’s right,’ but she can’t fight for us when she doesn’t even bother to get in the ring. Regular, hardworking Tennesseans who skipped work 36% of the time would get fired and not expect a promotion like Diane Black is seeking.”

TN Jobs Now has submitted an invoice to Diane Black, payable to U.S. taxpayers, for $31,320, representing 36% of her salary for the first half of the year. “An honest caretaker of our tax dollars wouldn’t have to be billed for failing to do their job,” Carney noted. “The fact that Black hasn’t already offered to return part of her paycheck speaks volumes about how little she cares about our tax dollars. It is no wonder Washington spending has skyrocketed during her time in Congress.”

The Tennessean reported on June 13 that Black missed 93 of the 257 votes cast in the House from January 1 - June 8, 2018, or 36%. Black’s missed votes exceeded the total of all other members of the Tennessee congressional delegation this year, despite all of them also running in elections. The eight other members of the state's delegation have missed a combined 82 votes. https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/tn-elections/2018/06/13/diane-black-missed-votes-mount-she-campaigns-tennessee-governor/691423002/ 

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