TODAY: Rep. Black to Speak on HHS Mandate at Family Research Council Event

CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller, (866) FRC-NEWS or (866) 372-6397

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) will speak at the Family Research Council (FRC) on the Department of Health and Human Services mandate related to conscience rights today. Her lecture, which will be broadcast live on the Internet, is entitled, "Health Care and Conscience Rights." Rep. Black is the sponsor of H.R. 940, the "Health Care Conscience Rights Act," which would protect Americans from having to choose between their faith and paying huge fines.

Additionally, Rep. Black will receive FRC Action's "True Blue" award for unwavering commitment and consistent support of faith, family and freedom. Rep. Black was among 143 representatives and 10 senators who are being honored with the award for the First Session of the 113th Congress, scoring a perfect 100 percent on this year's scorecard.

First elected to Congress in 2010, Rep. Black represents Tennessee's 6th Congressional District. Rep. Black serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Budget Committee. She and her husband of over 30 years, Dr. David Black, have three grown children and six grandchildren. They live in Gallatin, Tennessee and attend Community Church in Hendersonville.

WHO: Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.)

WHAT: Lecture: "Health Care and Conscience Rights"

WHERE: In person: Family Research Council Media Center, 801 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001; Online:

WHEN: 12 p.m. Eastern, TODAY, Thursday, March 27

A light luncheon will be served for in-person attendees.


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