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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Thank you to everyone who participated in my seventh telephone town hall tonight focused on COVID-19 and the recently ap...
12/22/2020

Thank you to everyone who participated in my seventh telephone town hall tonight focused on COVID-19 and the recently approved vaccines. I hope you found the call informative and the information useful. Remember Dr. Phil Roe's 3 Ws – Wear your mask, Wash your hands, and Watch your distance!

After several delays and last-minute haggling, we finally began to receive the text of the COVID relief bill at 11:30am ...
12/21/2020

After several delays and last-minute haggling, we finally began to receive the text of the COVID relief bill at 11:30am this morning. This bill is likely to be several thousand pages, so I’m canceling my appointments for the afternoon and digging into the bill. We owe it to our constituents to read all of the bills on which we are voting in the House, and this is one of the most important of the year. As Reagan said, “Trust, but verify.”

Congressman Morgan Griffith and I want to thank the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for their efforts to get the COV...
12/21/2020

Congressman Morgan Griffith and I want to thank the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for their efforts to get the COVID-19 vaccine to Veterans and front-line health care workers in as expeditious a manner as possible. As such, the Salem VA Medical Center has been chosen to start receiving the Moderna vaccine this week. This is good news for our region’s Veterans and Southwest Virginia residents.

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline
12/20/2020
Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

    Americans have become used to two things in December - the holiday season and a looming government shutdown right before Christmas. This year was no different. After being called back to Washington for an additional week of legislative business, Congressional leaders still could not reach a l...

Due to state restrictions on public gatherings, I invite Sixth District residents to join me for a Coronavirus Telephone...
12/17/2020

Due to state restrictions on public gatherings, I invite Sixth District residents to join me for a Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall next Monday at 6:30pm. I’ll be joined by Representative Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01), Chairman of the Congressional Doctors Caucus, and Dr. Laura Kornegay, Health Director of Central Shenandoah Health District at the Virginia Department of Health. To participate, register at cline.house.gov/live or dial (855) 933-0825 during the event.

I was pleased to support the passage of the Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvements Act. Not only does this bill ...
12/16/2020

I was pleased to support the passage of the Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvements Act. Not only does this bill expand education and training opportunities for transitioning service members, but it further ensures veterans impacted by COVID-19 have access to proper care.

Yesterday in Staunton I visited Yelping Dog Wine and Skipping Rock Beer Co. to discuss the economic hardship they have f...
12/16/2020

Yesterday in Staunton I visited Yelping Dog Wine and Skipping Rock Beer Co. to discuss the economic hardship they have faced as a result of COVID-19 shutdowns. Small businesses have been particularly hard hit, and their stories highlight the immediate need for help.

This week hopefully marks the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. After months of tireless efforts by doctors...
12/15/2020
Augusta Health expecting shipment of COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday

This week hopefully marks the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. After months of tireless efforts by doctors and researchers, a vaccine is finally here. Doses are expected to reach the Sixth District today, and distribution to health care workers will start tomorrow.

Augusta Health says the hospital and healthcare network is expecting to receive a shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, December 15.

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline
12/13/2020
Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

     While the House addressed a number of important issues this week such as the National Defense Authorization Act and passed a short-term funding bill to keep the government open, I was disappointed that we did not take up a much-needed targeted COVID-19 relief bill to help individuals and sma...

Wherever they serve, the National Guard is “Always Ready, Always There.” Happy early 384th birthday to the United States...
12/12/2020

Wherever they serve, the National Guard is “Always Ready, Always There.” Happy early 384th birthday to the United States National Guard, and thank you to all those who serve within its ranks.

Israel is a vital partner in the fight against terrorism and is a pillar of strength in the Middle East. We must support...
12/11/2020

Israel is a vital partner in the fight against terrorism and is a pillar of strength in the Middle East. We must support our closest ally in the region, and that is why I wrote a letter urging the denial of any federal funds from being used to relocate our Embassy from Jerusalem.

12/10/2020
Rep. Cline on COVID-19 Relief and Restrictions

Speaker Pelosi and Governor Northam need to stop the politics regarding COVID-19 and start helping our small businesses and working families. In a one-two punch today, not only did the Speaker adjourn the House early for the weekend without passing COVID-19 relief, but the Governor also put further restrictions on businesses and infringed on Virginians’ individual liberty.

To those celebrating throughout the Sixth District, I wish you a very happy and healthy Hanukkah. Chag Urim Sameach!
12/10/2020

To those celebrating throughout the Sixth District, I wish you a very happy and healthy Hanukkah. Chag Urim Sameach!

I was pleased to support the Medical Marijuana Research Act which passed in the House today. This bill would amend the C...
12/09/2020
House votes to expand marijuana research

I was pleased to support the Medical Marijuana Research Act which passed in the House today. This bill would amend the Controlled Substances Act to help facilitate cannabis research to better understand its medicinal purposes.

The bill passed with strong bipartisan support.

I enjoyed the opportunity to chat with the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) to disc...
12/09/2020

I enjoyed the opportunity to chat with the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) to discuss issues pertaining to higher education. It was an honor to be featured in the organization’s ‘Member Spotlight’ for my work to advance the cause of the 12 independent colleges and universities in the Sixth District.

More jobs are on the way to the Shenandoah Valley! International Automotive Components Group announced today that they p...
12/07/2020
Auto component supplier announces $4.6M Strasburg expansion | Virginia Business

More jobs are on the way to the Shenandoah Valley! International Automotive Components Group announced today that they plan to invest an additional $4.6 million to expand their operations in Strasburg, which will result in 47 new jobs for area residents.

Automotive components and systems supplier International Automotive Components Group (IAC Group) will invest $4.6 million to expand its Strasburg operations and add auto component lines and products to its existing facility, creating 47 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday. Headquartered in Lux...

On this day in 1941, Americans awoke to a changed world. Today we remember the more than 2,000 lives lost during the att...
12/07/2020

On this day in 1941, Americans awoke to a changed world. Today we remember the more than 2,000 lives lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor and honor those who fought and perished in service to our country during the coming battles in the Pacific and Atlantic fronts.

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline
12/06/2020
Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

    With only one week remaining on the legislative calendar for the 116th Congress, I was disappointed that Speaker Pelosi chose to focus on marijuana legalization and protecting exotic cats rather than on the issues most important to the American people, such as COVID-19 relief. Fortunately, des...

It was a pleasure to hear from staff and volunteers of AARP Virginia this week to discuss their legislative priorities f...
12/05/2020

It was a pleasure to hear from staff and volunteers of AARP Virginia this week to discuss their legislative priorities for the upcoming Congress. We also chatted about COVID-19 and its impact on issues relating to food security, nursing homes, and Social Security.

I was pleased to support the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act this week. This bill protects the interests of ha...
12/05/2020

I was pleased to support the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act this week. This bill protects the interests of hardworking American investors by ensuring that foreign companies traded in America are subject to the same independent audit requirements applied to US companies.

‪Big Tech has consistently abused the immunity granted to them through Section 230. Congress must act to reform this law...
12/04/2020
Reform Section 230 now | Opinion

‪Big Tech has consistently abused the immunity granted to them through Section 230. Congress must act to reform this law to encourage a more free and open exchange of ideas, rather than censorship.

Something is wrong, and it looks like there is finally momentum to use legislation to bring these arrogant tech behemoths to heel.

It's sad that Speaker Pelosi prioritized #WeedOverWorkers today by passing a marijuana legalization bill instead of COVI...
12/04/2020

It's sad that Speaker Pelosi prioritized #WeedOverWorkers today by passing a marijuana legalization bill instead of COVID-19 relief for struggling Americans.

Carilion Clinic is seeking 5,000 volunteers from Southwest Virginia for their upcoming COVID-19 antibody study. If you a...
12/04/2020
How to enroll in Carilion's COVID-19 antibody study

Carilion Clinic is seeking 5,000 volunteers from Southwest Virginia for their upcoming COVID-19 antibody study. If you are interested in participating, click below to learn more.

If you want to participate in Carilion Clinic's COVID-19 antibody study, fill out the survey questions online, or contact Carilion's Research and Development team at [email protected].

12/03/2020
Honoring Mrs. Mary Woodruff

I took to the House Floor yesterday to recognize Mrs. Mary Woodruff, who turned 104 years young last week. For nearly 70 years, Woodruff's Store: Café & Pie Shop and Mary herself have been a blessing to our community, and I look forward to picking up a piece of that delicious apple crumb sometime soon!

12/01/2020
Let's Work

As Governors across the country reimpose COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns, small businesses and individuals need relief now more than ever. And while Republicans want to work for the American people, House Democrats want to work for their far-left agenda. #LetsWork

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline
11/29/2020
Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations."

As many businesses within our community are still recovering from COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns, I’d encourage you...
11/28/2020

As many businesses within our community are still recovering from COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns, I’d encourage you to #shopsmall this weekend and support your neighbors. #SmallBusinessSaturday

11/27/2020
www.vdh.virginia.gov

Please know that COVID-19 testing is readily available throughout the Sixth District. To find a testing site near you, visit the Virginia Department of Health’s website below.

While this year has been difficult, these trying times have highlighted the many small blessings we often take for grant...
11/26/2020

While this year has been difficult, these trying times have highlighted the many small blessings we often take for granted. Take time today to appreciate the little things and give thanks to our Almighty God. From my family to yours, I wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

It was a pleasure to meet with leaders of various community action groups from across the Sixth District this week to he...
11/25/2020

It was a pleasure to meet with leaders of various community action groups from across the Sixth District this week to hear about the tremendous projects their organizations are undertaking to help folks who are struggling during the pandemic.

The one and only Mrs. Mary Woodruff turns 104 years old today! I wish her the very happiest of birthdays and look forwar...
11/25/2020

The one and only Mrs. Mary Woodruff turns 104 years old today! I wish her the very happiest of birthdays and look forward to seeing her at the Pie Shop again sometime soon. May God continue to bless her and her family. (Photo Taken in 2019)

This is what Thanksgiving is all about! Kudos to UBU Entertainment and all of the volunteers in Roanoke who made the 7th...
11/24/2020
Roanoke nonprofit provides Thanksgiving meals for more than 300 families

This is what Thanksgiving is all about! Kudos to UBU Entertainment and all of the volunteers in Roanoke who made the 7th Annual Thanksgiving Giveback a success. More than ever this holiday season is a great time to lend a helping hand to those in need.

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — People in the community rallied together to spread some holiday cheer for the 7th annual Thanksgiving Giveback in front of the Melrose Library on Saturday. Approximately…

AstraZeneca now marks the third drug company, alongside Pfizer and Moderna, to unveil a COVID-19 vaccine with promising ...
11/23/2020
AstraZeneca's Oxford coronavirus vaccine is 70% effective on average, data shows, with no safety concerns

AstraZeneca now marks the third drug company, alongside Pfizer and Moderna, to unveil a COVID-19 vaccine with promising results. While we await production and distribution of these life-saving vaccines, please continue to follow safety recommendations like wearing a mask and social distancing.

Drugmaker AstraZeneca announced on Monday that its experimental coronavirus vaccine has shown an average efficacy of 70% in large scale trials -- the latest of several vaccine trials worldwide to post their results this month.

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline
11/22/2020
Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

     Before returning to Washington this week, I enjoyed the opportunity to join community leaders in Strasburg for the presentation of a Historic Marker for a local school, as well as met with the co-founders of RISE in Waynesboro to tour their new facility and learn more about their work. Altho...

11/21/2020
Liberty Flames Football

The 21st ranked Liberty Flames Football team is undefeated this season! #RiseWithUs as the Flames take on NC State tonight!

Game 9 Trailer | We're not here to hold back.

#RiseWithUs

🎶: Ty Brasel

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1009 Longworth House Office Building
Washington D.C., DC
20515

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(202) 225-5431

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