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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07/28/2021

I'm committed to finding bipartisan solutions to fix our Nation’s crumbling roads and bridges. Sadly, the Speaker is stopping progress by refusing to pass any infrastructure bill unless the Senate approves an unrelated $3.5 trillion proposal. Americans deserve better.

We must secure our border and enforce our laws. Catch and Release failed under Obama and it’s no shock that it’s failing...
07/28/2021
50,000 migrants released into U.S. without court date

We must secure our border and enforce our laws. Catch and Release failed under Obama and it’s no shock that it’s failing again now. 50,000 illegal aliens have been released from custody with no court date, just a promise to return to an ICE office – only 13% have shown up so far.

The numbers are a sign of just how overwhelmed some sectors of the U.S.-Mexico border continue to be.

Tune in shortly to The Evening Edit on Fox Business. I’ll be discussing the Democrats’ bloated $3.5 trillion infrastruct...
07/27/2021

Tune in shortly to The Evening Edit on Fox Business. I’ll be discussing the Democrats’ bloated $3.5 trillion infrastructure proposal and rising inflation rates.

Tune in shortly to The Evening Edit on Fox Business. I’ll be discussing the Democrats’ bloated $3.5 trillion infrastructure proposal and rising inflation rates.

I’ve been a fighter to protect life since my first day in Congress, and this week marks a historic point in that fight a...
07/27/2021

I’ve been a fighter to protect life since my first day in Congress, and this week marks a historic point in that fight as we seek to continue the 45-year-old Hyde Amendment that bans taxpayer funding for abortion. From stripping the Hyde Amendment from the appropriations bills to a permanent prohibition on the Mexico City Policy, Democrats are dead set on using tax dollars to fund abortion.

I’ve been a fighter to protect life since my first day in Congress, and this week marks a historic point in that fight as we seek to continue the 45-year-old Hyde Amendment that bans taxpayer funding for abortion. From stripping the Hyde Amendment from the appropriations bills to a permanent prohibition on the Mexico City Policy, Democrats are dead set on using tax dollars to fund abortion.

07/26/2021

The Democrats’ anti-police narrative is contributing to violent crime spiking throughout the country.

We must provide law enforcement with the resources necessary to do their jobs safely and effectively or violent crime will only continue to rise.

#BackTheBlue

In just the past seven months, over one million illegal aliens have crossed the border.  To put that into perspective, t...
07/26/2021

In just the past seven months, over one million illegal aliens have crossed the border.

To put that into perspective, that’s more people than the population of six U.S. states.

#BidensBorderCrisis

In just the past seven months, over one million illegal aliens have crossed the border.

To put that into perspective, that’s more people than the population of six U.S. states.

#BidensBorderCrisis

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline
07/26/2021
Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

     This week in Washington, I introduced two bipartisan bills; the first would rein in the powers of unelected bureaucrats at Federal agencies, and the second would provide veterans with a wider degree of options once their service to our Nation has been completed. In addition, I voted for...

Today is National Hire A Veteran Day.Each year 200,000 Veterans leave military service and move into the workforce. Vete...
07/25/2021

Today is National Hire A Veteran Day.

Each year 200,000 Veterans leave military service and move into the workforce. Veterans provide the skills employers need and are looking for. On this National Hire A Veteran Day, look to these men and women to fill your employment needs.

Today is National Hire A Veteran Day.

Each year 200,000 Veterans leave military service and move into the workforce. Veterans provide the skills employers need and are looking for. On this National Hire A Veteran Day, look to these men and women to fill your employment needs.

The Communist Party in Cuban has oppressed the will of its people for far too long. Democratic states must stand united ...
07/24/2021

The Communist Party in Cuban has oppressed the will of its people for far too long. Democratic states must stand united against the authoritarian regime, and this week, my colleagues and I urged world leaders to stand in support of a free Cuba. https://tinyurl.com/e3c6j6yd

The Communist Party in Cuban has oppressed the will of its people for far too long. Democratic states must stand united against the authoritarian regime, and this week, my colleagues and I urged world leaders to stand in support of a free Cuba. https://tinyurl.com/e3c6j6yd

It was great to hear from former Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown. Mike and his colleagues from the National White Coll...
07/24/2021

It was great to hear from former Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown. Mike and his colleagues from the National White Collar Crime Center discussed the organization’s mission to train law enforcement on the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of economic and high-tech crime.

It was great to hear from former Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown. Mike and his colleagues from the National White Collar Crime Center discussed the organization’s mission to train law enforcement on the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of economic and high-tech crime.

The 12+ week wait times folks are experiencing to renew their passports is unacceptable. The State Department must take ...
07/24/2021

The 12+ week wait times folks are experiencing to renew their passports is unacceptable. The State Department must take steps to expedite processing and make passport offices more accessible. A bipartisan group of my colleagues and I wrote to Secretary Blinken this week to express our concerns.

The 12+ week wait times folks are experiencing to renew their passports is unacceptable. The State Department must take steps to expedite processing and make passport offices more accessible. A bipartisan group of my colleagues and I wrote to Secretary Blinken this week to express our concerns.

Supporting victims of crime should never be a partisan issue, and I was pleased that the President signed legislation st...
07/24/2021
Biden signs bill putting more cash into Crime Victims Fund - Roll Call

Supporting victims of crime should never be a partisan issue, and I was pleased that the President signed legislation strengthening the Victims of Crime Act. The program funds thousands of victim service providers around the country, including those serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, trafficking, and drunk driving. I was proud to vote in favor of this bill when it came before the House earlier this year.

The financial rescue for cash-strapped programs aiding victims of crime won a rare 100-0 Senate vote this week.

As the Tokyo Olympics kick off today, I wanted to wish the best of luck to those Americans competing, including several ...
07/23/2021

As the Tokyo Olympics kick off today, I wanted to wish the best of luck to those Americans competing, including several from here in Virginia. Bring home the gold! 🇺🇸

(📸 AP)

As the Tokyo Olympics kick off today, I wanted to wish the best of luck to those Americans competing, including several from here in Virginia. Bring home the gold! 🇺🇸

(📸 AP)

Those afflicted by rare diseases often struggle to find resources to cope with their illness. As a member of the Rare Di...
07/22/2021

Those afflicted by rare diseases often struggle to find resources to cope with their illness. As a member of the Rare Disease Caucus, I appreciated the opportunity to hear from Sixth District constituents about ways in which Congress can aid those who suffer from uncommon ailments.

Those afflicted by rare diseases often struggle to find resources to cope with their illness. As a member of the Rare Disease Caucus, I appreciated the opportunity to hear from Sixth District constituents about ways in which Congress can aid those who suffer from uncommon ailments.

07/22/2021
Rep. Cline Honors Thomas-Fields VFW Post 7814

Following World War II, the Thomas-Fields VFW Post 7814 opened to serve African American Veterans returning home to the Staunton-Augusta area. This week, I was pleased to recognize the Post’s 75th anniversary and highlight its many achievements.

07/21/2021
Rep. Cline Stands with the People of Cuba

As the Cuban people marched in the streets protesting the oppressive communist regime, American flags flew high above the crowd. Cubans desperately want what we are so blessed to have – freedom. The time to stand for freedom and with the Cuban people is now.

Our country is drowning in federal rules and regulations issued by anonymous unelected bureaucrats. That’s why I introdu...
07/21/2021
Rep. Cline Introduces Bill to Ensure Accountability in Agency Rulemaking

Our country is drowning in federal rules and regulations issued by anonymous unelected bureaucrats. That’s why I introduced a bipartisan bill to restrict this abuse and hold these bureaucrats accountable. Learn more below:

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Ben Cline (R-VA) and Jared Golden (D-ME) announced the introduction of H.R. 4434 - the Ensuring Accountability in Agency Rulemaking Act. This legislation would require all rules proposed by Federal agencies, except in limited circumstances, to be signed and issued b...

It was a pleasure to join the Amherst Lancers Softball Team at Nationals Park here in Washington as they were recognized...
07/21/2021

It was a pleasure to join the Amherst Lancers Softball Team at Nationals Park here in Washington as they were recognized for winning their first-ever Virginia Class 4 State Championship. Congratulations to the Lancers on this well-deserved honor.

America is the greatest Nation on Earth, and when Apollo 11 and its crew touched down on the moon 52 years ago today, th...
07/20/2021

America is the greatest Nation on Earth, and when Apollo 11 and its crew touched down on the moon 52 years ago today, they exemplified America’s exceptionalism for the world. Today we remember the tireless efforts of more than 400,000 Americans who made the lunar mission a success.

America is the greatest Nation on Earth, and when Apollo 11 and its crew touched down on the moon 52 years ago today, they exemplified America’s exceptionalism for the world. Today we remember the tireless efforts of more than 400,000 Americans who made the lunar mission a success.

As space exploration once again captures the imaginations of Americans across the country, I enjoyed hearing from the Di...
07/20/2021

As space exploration once again captures the imaginations of Americans across the country, I enjoyed hearing from the Director of NASA Langley Research Center about the exciting projects the agency is undertaking in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

As space exploration once again captures the imaginations of Americans across the country, I enjoyed hearing from the Director of NASA Langley Research Center about the exciting projects the agency is undertaking in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

07/20/2021
Rep. Cline Works to Expand Opportunities For Veterans

This week I spoke with WSLS to discuss my bipartisan legislation aimed at expanding opportunities for Veterans. The Veterans Entrepreneurship Act allows Veterans to utilize their GI Bill benefits to start or purchase their own businesses after attending entrepreneurial training. Congress must continue to advocate for those who served our Nation in uniform.

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline
07/19/2021
Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

     Although the House did not have any votes on the Floor this week, Speaker Pelosi and her liberal leadership in Washington was busy behind the scenes, working to undermine the fiscal integrity of our Nation by forcing massive spending bills through the House Appropriations Committee.  As ...

07/18/2021
Rep. Cline Opposes Back-Door Effort to Implement Gun Control

This week, Democrats attempted to use a spending bill to implement back-door gun control through a National Gun Buyback Program. That's unacceptable, and I offered an amendment to redirect the program's funding to anti-human trafficking initiatives.

Last month, Border Patrol Agents stopped 188,829 illegal aliens trying to cross our southern border.  That is the HIGHES...
07/18/2021

Last month, Border Patrol Agents stopped 188,829 illegal aliens trying to cross our southern border.

That is the HIGHEST number in 21 years.

This Administration is neglecting its responsibility to manage this crisis and secure the homeland. #BuildTheWall

Last month, Border Patrol Agents stopped 188,829 illegal aliens trying to cross our southern border.

That is the HIGHEST number in 21 years.

This Administration is neglecting its responsibility to manage this crisis and secure the homeland. #BuildTheWall

It is unfathomable how out of touch with reality the Left is. With inflation at a 13-year high, the Senate is moving for...
07/17/2021
Senate Democrats reach $3.5 trillion budget agreement

It is unfathomable how out of touch with reality the Left is. With inflation at a 13-year high, the Senate is moving forward with a $3.5 trillion tax and social spending plan backed only by Democrats and a $579 billion infrastructure bill. We Can’t Afford It.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats announced late Tuesday that they'd reached a budget agreement envisioning spending an enormous $3.5 trillion over the coming decade, paving the way for their drive to pour federal resources into climate change, health care and family-service programs sought by Pr...

Higher education is essential for many Veterans, but some have a different calling. That’s why today I introduced the bi...
07/16/2021
Use your GI Bill benefits to start a business? Lawmakers push pilot program

Higher education is essential for many Veterans, but some have a different calling. That’s why today I introduced the bipartisan Veterans Entrepreneurship Act, which will create a pilot program to allow Veterans to utilize their GI Bill to start a small business. We must continue to search for ways to support opportunities for those who have given so much to our Nation. Learn more below:

Reintroduced legislation would create a pilot program for a few hundred veterans to get business start-up money through the GI Bill program instead of college tuition payouts.

07/16/2021
Rep. Cline Defends Faith-Based Organizations

Yesterday I offered an Amendment to protect faith-based organizations from discrimination in Federal grant awards by the Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services. These faith-based institutions are under assault by the Biden Administration and must be protected.

07/15/2021
Rep. Cline Speaks in Support of the Hyde Amendment

For 45 years, the Hyde Amendment has ensured that tax dollars are not used to fund abortions. Yet today, Democrats stripped this typically bipartisan provision from the HHS funding bill, despite the amendment having saved 2.5 million lives since 1976. #SaveHyde

Instead of punishing the Iranian regime for their intelligence agents plotting to kidnap an American journalist on US so...
07/15/2021
Biden Admin Waives Sanctions on Iranian Oil Trade As DOJ Announces Charges On Iranian Spy Network

Instead of punishing the Iranian regime for their intelligence agents plotting to kidnap an American journalist on US soil, the President showed great weakness and continued to lift sanctions. This is foolish and sets a dangerous precedent.

The State Department informed Congress late Tuesday that it would waive sanctions on Iran's illicit oil trade so that the country can access frozen funds from South Korea and Japan, the same day the Department of Justice announced charges on an Iranian spy network that sought to kidnap an American.

Americans continue to feel the side effects of the Biden Administration’s deficit spending as they shop for the essentia...
07/14/2021
Inflation climbs higher than expected in June as price index rises 5.4%

Americans continue to feel the side effects of the Biden Administration’s deficit spending as they shop for the essentials. Inflation surged in June at its fastest pace in nearly 13 years and the Consumer Price Index increased at a higher rate than even the experts predicted. We must get our fiscal house in order.

The consumer price index was expected to increase 5% year over year in June, according to economists surveyed by Dow Jones.

07/14/2021
Rep. Cline Fights to Secure the Border

Democrats have refused to secure our border, but now they want to put the locations and types of surveillance technology used by Border Patrol on a website available to the general public (and the Mexican drug cartels)! This is dangerous and hinders the work and safety of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. I offered an amendment to strike this reckless provision from the DHS spending bill, and I will continue fighting to #SecureTheBorder.

07/13/2021

If Big Tech is going to censor our speech, remove our posts, and filter our content, then they should be considered publishers and no longer be afforded the liability shield Section 230 provides them. It’s time to rein in Big Tech and overhaul Section 230.

This is shameful. For the first time in 40 years, Hyde Amendment protections were left out of the HHS appropriations bil...
07/13/2021
Democrats Cast First Vote to Scrap Hyde Amendment, Force Americans to Fund Abortions - LifeNews.com

This is shameful. For the first time in 40 years, Hyde Amendment protections were left out of the HHS appropriations bill. Taxpayer dollars should never be used to fund abortion, and I will continue to #StandForLife when this bill comes before the full Committee later this week.

Congressional Democrats took the first step to force Americans to fund the killing of unborn babies in abortions Monday when a House subcommittee passed a spending bill without the Hyde Amendment. The U.S. House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies subcommi...

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline
07/13/2021
Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

      This week saw Washington D.C. on two divergent tracks. The first track was hopeful, as negotiations continued over a bipartisan plan to fund our core infrastructure needs, such as roads, bridges, rail, airports, ports, and waterways, while ensuring that the bill is not financed though addi...

Tune in shortly to The Evening Edit on Fox Business. I’ll be discussing censorship and the need to rein in Big Tech.
07/12/2021

Tune in shortly to The Evening Edit on Fox Business. I’ll be discussing censorship and the need to rein in Big Tech.

Tune in shortly to The Evening Edit on Fox Business. I’ll be discussing censorship and the need to rein in Big Tech.

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Washington D.C., DC
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Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
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