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Congressman Ben Cline

Congressman Ben Cline Congressman Ben Cline represents the 6th District of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Graphic Packaging International has a significant economic impact on our region and employs 198 people in Virginia. This...
02/25/2022

Graphic Packaging International has a significant economic impact on our region and employs 198 people in Virginia. This week, I enjoyed touring the company’s facility in Staunton and discussing the issues impacting the forest products industry, which is one of the most overly-regulated in the US.

Governor Youngkin and his team are fighting hard for the people of the Commonwealth, and I was pleased to sit down with ...
02/25/2022

Governor Youngkin and his team are fighting hard for the people of the Commonwealth, and I was pleased to sit down with the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General this week to discuss the important issues facing the Sixth District. Transportation concerns like widening I-81, expanding economic development in the region, and protecting the rights of Virginians were among the many topics discussed. I look forward to continued conversations like these about how to move Virginia forward through a productive partnership between state and federal officials.

My thoughts on the Russian invasion of Ukraine:
02/24/2022

My thoughts on the Russian invasion of Ukraine:

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline
02/24/2022
Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

     While Members of the House have been home in their Districts the past few days, it was officially a Committee Work Week and legislative business continued. In a House Budget Committee Hearing recently, my Republican colleagues and I pushed for more fiscal responsibility and expressed oppos...

In the past year, President Biden and Congressional Democrats have spent more than $3 trillion on big-government program...
02/23/2022

In the past year, President Biden and Congressional Democrats have spent more than $3 trillion on big-government programs, many of which were included in the so-called "American Rescue Plan." This out-of-control spending has contributed to the highest rate of inflation in 40 years.

02/23/2022
Rep. Cline Visits Fishburn Park Elementary School

It was a pleasure to participate in the “Fishburn Families Read Together” initiative at Fishburn Park Elementary School in Roanoke this week. I enjoyed the opportunity to read to kindergarten and fifth-grade classes to help promote the importance of reading among younger students.

As we celebrate National FFA Week, we highlight the organization’s role in developing the next generation of agricultura...
02/22/2022

As we celebrate National FFA Week, we highlight the organization’s role in developing the next generation of agricultural leaders. I was pleased to meet with the FFA’s Eastern Region Vice President, Mallory White, recently to discuss Ag education here in Virginia.

America stands united alongside our European allies in rejecting Russian aggression against Ukraine. Germany made the co...
02/22/2022
Germany shelves Nord Stream 2 pipeline

America stands united alongside our European allies in rejecting Russian aggression against Ukraine. Germany made the correct decision to suspend completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and President Biden should reverse his earlier approval of the pipeline while imposing strong sanctions against the Russian government. Russia’s violation of the 2014-15 Minsk agreement and the launching of military action against Ukraine cannot be allowed to stand.

Undersea pipeline, meant to ferry natural gas directly from Russia to northern Germany, is owned by a subsidiary of Gazprom.

Today, we honor the birth of Virginia native and hero of the American Revolution, President George Washington. His effor...
02/21/2022

Today, we honor the birth of Virginia native and hero of the American Revolution, President George Washington. His efforts both in battle and in office laid the foundation for the prosperity the United States has experienced for nearly two and a half centuries.

I was pleased to cosponsor the Honoring our PACT Act, which helps Veterans exposed to toxic burn pits - particularly tho...
02/20/2022
Bill to help veterans suffering from toxic burn pit exposure takes key step forward in Congress | CNN Politics

I was pleased to cosponsor the Honoring our PACT Act, which helps Veterans exposed to toxic burn pits - particularly those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Veterans are one of our Nation’s top priorities, and I look forward to passing this vital, bipartisan legislation when the House returns at the end of February.

This action follows additional steps I supported last Congress to begin addressing the burn pit issue.

The Senate took a significant step in recent days to help former military service members suffering from toxic burn pit exposure by passing a bill to expand access to health care for post-9/11 combat veterans.

Advocating for policies that keep more money in tax-payers' pockets has always been a priority. To that end, I was pleas...
02/20/2022

Advocating for policies that keep more money in tax-payers' pockets has always been a priority. To that end, I was pleased to recently cosponsor the Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act, which seeks to aid older Americans by eliminating the double-tax on Social Security benefits.

Today, we remember the courage, dedication, and sacrifice of the 70,000 Marines and sailors who landed on Iwo Jima 77 ye...
02/19/2022

Today, we remember the courage, dedication, and sacrifice of the 70,000 Marines and sailors who landed on Iwo Jima 77 years ago. We will never forget their service to our Nation.

Congratulations to Botetourt County’s own Addison Kelly for being named one of the Commonwealth’s ten Virginia Dairy Mai...
02/18/2022
Grown Here at Home: Botetourt County girl crowned Virginia Dairy Maid

Congratulations to Botetourt County’s own Addison Kelly for being named one of the Commonwealth’s ten Virginia Dairy Maids. Through the Virginia Dairy Princess Program, Addison will help promote our state's dairy industry. Good luck in this new role!

A Botetourt County girl has been crowned a Virginia Dairy Maid.

Are you interested in learning more about the legislative process or how to make a direct impact on your community? If s...
02/17/2022

Are you interested in learning more about the legislative process or how to make a direct impact on your community? If so, consider applying for a summer internship in my office. We have open positions for hardworking individuals in both Washington and here in the District.

According to ICE's own report, the agency deported only 55,590 illegal aliens in 2021, the fewest number in the last 5 y...
02/17/2022
ICE Deportations Down 66% in 2021 Under Biden

According to ICE's own report, the agency deported only 55,590 illegal aliens in 2021, the fewest number in the last 5 years. This is despite a record 2+ million immigrants having been arrested at the border – Biden has broken our immigration system.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported just 55,590 illegal immigrants in 2021, the fewest number in five years, according to a document obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

02/16/2022
Rep. Cline Pushes Back Against the Left’s Runaway Spending

Today Democrats on the Budget Committee argued that the debt ceiling should not exist nor be subject to Congressional oversight.

I'll fight to ensure the Majority does not eliminate one of the few potential ways to push back against the Left’s runaway spending.

This week, members of my staff will hold Mobile Office Hours in Lexington and Woodstock. Team Cline will be available to...
02/16/2022

This week, members of my staff will hold Mobile Office Hours in Lexington and Woodstock. Team Cline will be available to meet with constituents to assist with problems they might have with a Federal agency, such as the IRS, State Department, Department of Veterans Affairs, and more.

We must stand with parents to ensure the government is not making choices that harm our kids. Republicans in Richmond un...
02/15/2022
Bill to end school mask mandates in Virginia heads to Gov. Youngkin

We must stand with parents to ensure the government is not making choices that harm our kids. Republicans in Richmond understand that moms and dads, not bureaucrats, know what’s best for children.

A bill to end mask mandates in Virginia schools is headed to the governor, who has said he will add a clause to make it effective immediately.

Out-of-control government spending is contributing to surging inflation.The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is just o...
02/14/2022
Biden snaps at ‘wise guy’ Lester Holt for noting how president was wrong about inflation

Out-of-control government spending is contributing to surging inflation.

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is just one of the many bills Democrats rammed through Congress that led to consumer prices rising 7.5% over the last year.

Biden called NBC journalist Lester Holt a “wise guy” when the veteran TV anchor pointed out that Biden erroneously said high inflation would be temporary last summer.

This confirms what we already knew - the Clinton campaign lied about Russian collusion. Spying on a political opponent’s...
02/14/2022
Clinton campaign paid tech workers to dig up Trump-Russia connections: Report

This confirms what we already knew - the Clinton campaign lied about Russian collusion.

Spying on a political opponent’s private servers to push a now-debunked conspiracy is criminal and cost taxpayers millions. Those involved must be held accountable.

Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign paid an internet company to “infiltrate” servers at Trump Tower and the White House in order to link Donald Trump to Russia, a new leg…

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline
02/14/2022
Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

     This week, our community and Commonwealth continued to honor the lives and legacies of Officers John Painter and J.J. Jefferson. Their passing emphasizes the sacrifices law enforcement officers, and their families, make and the dangers they face each day to keep us safe. As we say goodbye ...

BREAKING: Tom Brady’s Deflategate is in the rearview as Biden's own  thwarts Super Bowl Sunday shopping. As Americans he...
02/13/2022

BREAKING: Tom Brady’s Deflategate is in the rearview as Biden's own thwarts Super Bowl Sunday shopping.

As Americans head to the grocery store before the big game, they're finding bare shelves and higher prices.

In CNN’s latest poll, 56% of the American people responded “nothing” when asked to name a single thing they approved of ...
02/12/2022
CNN Poll: Most Biden detractors say he's done nothing they like since becoming president

In CNN’s latest poll, 56% of the American people responded “nothing” when asked to name a single thing they approved of that President Biden has done.

Biden is surely bringing the majority of the country together…. in opposition to his failed presidency.

Nearly 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of how Joe Biden is handling his presidency, with most of that group saying there's literally nothing Biden has done since taking office that they approve of. The finding, from a CNN Poll conducted by SSRS in January and February, highlights the entrenched politic...

Democrats went from “The Buck Stops Here” to “It wasn’t me.” Biden’s rejection of a recent U.S Army report criticizing h...
02/11/2022
Biden says he rejects findings of Army report on Afghanistan

Democrats went from “The Buck Stops Here” to “It wasn’t me.”

Biden’s rejection of a recent U.S Army report criticizing his Administration’s disaster in Afghanistan shows an utter disregard for those who served there.

President Biden on Thursday said he rejected the accounts and findings of an Army investigative report in which military officials reportedly criticized Biden administration officials for failing to grasp the situat

While President Biden flaunts recently rising wages, he fails to account for the impact of inflation, which has hit a 40...
02/11/2022
Good news: Paychecks are going up. Bad news: So is inflation

While President Biden flaunts recently rising wages, he fails to account for the impact of inflation, which has hit a 40-year high. Real wages are actually down nearly 2% from 2020, and Americans are paying more as they shop for the essentials.

Americans' paychecks continued to rise at the end of 2021. But along with that, so did prices.

The Department of Homeland Security must be focused on protecting our country against foreign threats, not distracted in...
02/10/2022

The Department of Homeland Security must be focused on protecting our country against foreign threats, not distracted in pursuit of a climate change agenda. I joined Rep. Brian Babin in urging Secretary Mayorkas to refocus his agency’s efforts on true national security matters.

This week, I had the pleasure of meeting with representatives from various independent colleges and universities from th...
02/10/2022

This week, I had the pleasure of meeting with representatives from various independent colleges and universities from throughout the Sixth District. We discussed their legislative priorities for the upcoming year and how Congress can advance policies that benefit their institutions.

Border Security is National Security.   Last year, 11,201 pounds of fentanyl came across our border – enough to kill eve...
02/09/2022

Border Security is National Security.

Last year, 11,201 pounds of fentanyl came across our border – enough to kill every American nearly 8x over.

We must secure our border to slow the opioid epidemic and stop this dangerous drug from coming into our country.

It was a pleasure to present Clerk of the Circuit Court for Augusta County, Steve Landes, with the medals his father ear...
02/09/2022

It was a pleasure to present Clerk of the Circuit Court for Augusta County, Steve Landes, with the medals his father earned during World War II.

If you or a loved one are having trouble obtaining service medals from the Federal government, my office may be able to help.

02/08/2022
Rep. Cline Honors Fallen Officers John Painter and J.J. Jefferson

This week, Officers John Painter and J.J. Jefferson will be laid to rest. They gave their lives to protect students at Bridgewater College, and our community will never forget their sacrifice.

“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” ~John 15:13

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline
02/08/2022
Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

     It was a solemn week across the Sixth District following the devastating shooting at Bridgewater College, which resulted in the deaths of two beloved officers. Our community grieves the tragic passing of Campus Officers John Painter and J.J. Jefferson, who lost their lives while protectin...

02/07/2022
Rep. Cline Discusses the Border Crisis

Congressional Democrats and President Biden are responsible for our southern border being overrun by illegal aliens. They have failed the American people and refuse to be held accountable. My Republican colleagues and I recently hosted a hearing to address the immigration crisis.

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Thank you to all of the VDOT road crews who have worked to ensure safe driving conditions across the Sixth District. Our community appreciates your efforts to clear the roads during and after yesterday’s storm.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Today we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His impact on the fight for equality will never be forgotten.
On this day in 1786, the Virginia General Assembly adopted Thomas Jefferson’s Statute for Religious Freedom, which inspired the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Today, we celebrate the right of all Americans to freely exercise their faiths.
With heavy snow expected across the Sixth District this afternoon, I encourage all residents to use caution when traveling and to stay alert for local weather advisories. Be careful and stay safe out there.
Congratulations to Governor Glenn Youngkin, Lieutenant-Governor Winsome Sears, and Attorney General Jason Miyares on being sworn into office today in Richmond. This exceptional team will lead Virginia to even greater heights over the next four years. (📸 Greg Giroux / BGOV)
Reports indicate that Biden has diverted $2 billion in funds originally allocated for COVID testing to cover the cost of housing illegal aliens. It's unacceptable that this Administration prioritizes illegal immigrants over Americans while our Nation faces a shortage of tests.
Biden’s Secretary of Education betrayed American families by soliciting a letter from the National School Boards Association that called parents "domestic terrorists." Parents are the foundation of this Nation, and I demanded Cardona’s immediate resignation.
Senate Democrats praised the filibuster when they were in the Minority, but now that they have the Majority, they are happy to ignore it to further their grip on control. Their “election reform” legislation would nationalize our election laws, legalize ballot harvesting, and use taxpayer dollars for political campaigns. It should be rejected.
As inflation hit a 40-YEAR HIGH, the American people know that all is not well as President Biden claims. With consumer prices having risen 7 percent since last year, family budgets have been crushed and wage gains have been wiped out.
Congratulations to my good friend Todd Gilbert on being sworn in as the fifty-seventh Speaker of the House of Delegates. As the legislative session begins today in Richmond, I know Todd’s leadership will serve Virginia well. (📸 Jackie DeFusco / 8News)
This week, members of my staff will hold Mobile Office Hours in Highland and Bath Counties. They will be available to meet with constituents to assist with problems they might have with a Federal agency and hear their views on current issues before Congress.
On this , join me in raising a glass 🥛 to all of our hardworking dairy producers throughout the Sixth District. The Virginia Dairy Industry, directly and indirectly, supports more than 45,000 jobs and contributes $344 million annually to the Commonwealth’s economy.
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