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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10/12/2021
Rep. Cline Tours Farms in the Shenandoah Valley

On this #NationalFarmersDay, we thank the millions of farmers and producers across the country whose tireless efforts keep our shelves stocked. I recently toured several farms in the Shenandoah Valley with the Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee to discuss the needs of Sixth District farmers.

It was great to join folks at Lee Hi Travel Plaza in Lexington recently to celebrate 40 years of ownership by my good fr...
10/11/2021

It was great to join folks at Lee Hi Travel Plaza in Lexington recently to celebrate 40 years of ownership by my good friend Bobby Berkstresser. Congratulations on this milestone!

As we celebrate #ColumbusDay, we remember his expedition and his tremendous discovery.
10/11/2021

As we celebrate #ColumbusDay, we remember his expedition and his tremendous discovery.

As we celebrate #ColumbusDay, we remember his expedition and his tremendous discovery.

Parents should always be involved in their kids’ education, and threatening them with federal investigations for exercis...
10/08/2021

Parents should always be involved in their kids’ education, and threatening them with federal investigations for exercising their First Amendment rights is tyrannical and wrong. Yesterday, my colleagues and I demanded answers.

Parents should always be involved in their kids’ education, and threatening them with federal investigations for exercising their First Amendment rights is tyrannical and wrong. Yesterday, my colleagues and I demanded answers.

The final stop of our tour was Valley Pike Farm in Rockingham. The Lohr family has a diverse operation that includes cor...
10/07/2021

The final stop of our tour was Valley Pike Farm in Rockingham. The Lohr family has a diverse operation that includes corn, cattle, and poultry houses. The poultry industry supports 52,000 jobs in Virginia and contributes more than $13 billion to the Commonwealth’s economy.

Our District is blessed to have so many fantastic wineries within its borders, and I’m pleased to have brought Congressm...
10/07/2021

Our District is blessed to have so many fantastic wineries within its borders, and I’m pleased to have brought Congressman Glenn Thompson to the award-winning CrossKeys Vineyards in Mt. Crawford. The Virginia wine industry has a $1.4 billion economic impact on the Commonwealth and supports 8,000+ jobs.

Our next stop is Cave View Farms in Weyers Cave. The dairy industry is the third-largest agriculture commodity in Virgin...
10/06/2021

Our next stop is Cave View Farms in Weyers Cave. The dairy industry is the third-largest agriculture commodity in Virginia with more than $335 million in farm cash receipts annually. Thank you to Gerald Garber for hosting us.

Our second stop is Cyrus McCormick Farm in Raphine. Here McCormick designed a mechanical reaper, which eventually led to...
10/06/2021

Our second stop is Cyrus McCormick Farm in Raphine. Here McCormick designed a mechanical reaper, which eventually led to the creation of the combine harvester, a vital tool in the agriculture industry.

It’s great to be joined by Congressman Glenn Thompson, the Republican Leader of House Ag GOP, on my Agriculture Tour of ...
10/06/2021

It’s great to be joined by Congressman Glenn Thompson, the Republican Leader of House Ag GOP, on my Agriculture Tour of the Sixth District today. Our first stop is here in Lexington at the Virginia Horse Center. Stay tuned throughout the day for updates!

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline
10/06/2021
Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

  Once again the American people were failed by the Democratic leadership in the U.S. Congress. After days of canceling scheduled votes in an attempt by Speaker Pelosi to get her caucus in line, Democrats failed to pass their bloated "infrastructure" package, even after a Capitol Hill visit from Pr...

The far Left’s $4.3 trillion tax and spend plan prioritizes the Green New Deal over the actual needs of the American peo...
10/05/2021

The far Left’s $4.3 trillion tax and spend plan prioritizes the Green New Deal over the actual needs of the American people. Spending $630 billion on Green initiatives, including a National Climate Bank, a Citizens Climate Corps, and a Climate Youth Patrol, is ridiculous.

The far Left’s $4.3 trillion tax and spend plan prioritizes the Green New Deal over the actual needs of the American people. Spending $630 billion on Green initiatives, including a National Climate Bank, a Citizens Climate Corps, and a Climate Youth Patrol, is ridiculous.

Teachers are more than educators. They are often role models and mentors who inspire students to believe in themselves a...
10/05/2021

Teachers are more than educators. They are often role models and mentors who inspire students to believe in themselves and push them to strive for more. On this #WorldTeacherDay, we thank educators for all they do.

Teachers are more than educators. They are often role models and mentors who inspire students to believe in themselves and push them to strive for more. On this #WorldTeacherDay, we thank educators for all they do.

Staffing shortages at the National Personnel Records Center have caused severe backlogs in records requests. These delay...
10/03/2021

Staffing shortages at the National Personnel Records Center have caused severe backlogs in records requests. These delays have hindered Veterans’ ability to obtain the necessary documentation to apply for benefits, and my colleagues and I urged the President to address this situation.

Staffing shortages at the National Personnel Records Center have caused severe backlogs in records requests. These delays have hindered Veterans’ ability to obtain the necessary documentation to apply for benefits, and my colleagues and I urged the President to address this situation.

I’m pleased that Veronesi Holding S.p.A., a leading manufacturer and producer of cured meats, has chosen to open its fir...
10/03/2021
Veronesi Holding S.p.A. to invest in new production facility in Rockingham County

I’m pleased that Veronesi Holding S.p.A., a leading manufacturer and producer of cured meats, has chosen to open its first U.S. production operation in Rockingham County. This $100 million investment will create 150 new jobs and is a win for our region.

Italy-based Veronesi Holding S.p.A. will establish its first U.S. production operation in Rockingham County.

While the US Postal Service provides a vital service, my office hears regularly from residents about frustrations they h...
10/01/2021

While the US Postal Service provides a vital service, my office hears regularly from residents about frustrations they have with the agency. This week, I met with USPS reps to discuss concerns with mail delivery, facility accessibility, and reforms to the USPS.

While the US Postal Service provides a vital service, my office hears regularly from residents about frustrations they have with the agency. This week, I met with USPS reps to discuss concerns with mail delivery, facility accessibility, and reforms to the USPS.

We observe National #RecoveryMonth every September to celebrate the millions of Americans in recovery from substance abu...
09/30/2021

We observe National #RecoveryMonth every September to celebrate the millions of Americans in recovery from substance abuse disorders and mental health conditions. If you’re struggling, know that SAMHSA's helpline is available 24/7: 1-800-662- HELP (4357) #CongressGoesPurple

We observe National #RecoveryMonth every September to celebrate the millions of Americans in recovery from substance abuse disorders and mental health conditions. If you’re struggling, know that SAMHSA's helpline is available 24/7: 1-800-662- HELP (4357) #CongressGoesPurple

It is ridiculous that the only military official who has borne any consequence so far is the one who spoke out seeking a...
09/30/2021

It is ridiculous that the only military official who has borne any consequence so far is the one who spoke out seeking accountability from civilian and military leadership over their mismanagement of the Afghanistan withdrawal that resulted in the tragic deaths of 13 US Service Members. My colleagues and I demanded Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller be removed from confinement immediately.

It is ridiculous that the only military official who has borne any consequence so far is the one who spoke out seeking accountability from civilian and military leadership over their mismanagement of the Afghanistan withdrawal that resulted in the tragic deaths of 13 US Service Members. My colleagues and I demanded Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller be removed from confinement immediately.

Zero dollars?  More like $4.3 trillion dollars, with the American people footing the bill.  Tell me you've been in Washi...
09/29/2021

Zero dollars? More like $4.3 trillion dollars, with the American people footing the bill.

Tell me you've been in Washington too long without telling me you've been in Washington too long:

Zero dollars? More like $4.3 trillion dollars, with the American people footing the bill.

Tell me you've been in Washington too long without telling me you've been in Washington too long:

Transparency is key to good governance and is not a partisan issue. I was pleased to work with both sides of the aisle t...
09/29/2021

Transparency is key to good governance and is not a partisan issue. I was pleased to work with both sides of the aisle to get the Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act signed into law. This is a win in ensuring the Federal government is more accountable to the taxpayer.

Transparency is key to good governance and is not a partisan issue. I was pleased to work with both sides of the aisle to get the Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act signed into law. This is a win in ensuring the Federal government is more accountable to the taxpayer.

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline
09/29/2021
Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

The events of the last week in the House are a prime example of how to poorly run our Nation's government. Even though one party controls the House, the Senate, and the Presidency, the Federal Government is expected to run out of funds on October 1. Last Tuesday, Democrats passed a Contin...

Americans abandoned, equipment left, crisis created, and lives needlessly lost. The Afghanistan debacle was avoidable. A...
09/29/2021
Top generals contradict Biden, say they urged him not to withdraw from Afghanistan

Americans abandoned, equipment left, crisis created, and lives needlessly lost. The Afghanistan debacle was avoidable. As it turns out, President Biden’s military leaders did warn against withdrawal, despite the President’s insistence otherwise. The President needs to address these inconsistencies.

Gen. Frank McKenzie said that he recommended maintaining a small force of 2,500 troops in Afghanistan earlier this year.

09/28/2021
Rep. Cline Opposes the Democrats' Partisan Infrastructure Package

The Left is pursuing a socialist power grab this week in Congress. $7.5 billion to create a Civilian Climate Corps to promote the Green New Deal, $80 billion for more IRS agents, and $42.3 billion in tax credits for the wealthy to buy expensive electric vehicles is not infrastructure, yet all of these proposals PLUS amnesty for illegal immigrants are in the Democrats’ $4.3 trillion reconciliation bill. We could pass an infrastructure bill that provides targeted funds to repair our bridges and widen roads like I-81, but I will not support legislation that funds their radical leftist agenda.

As Secretary Austin and General Milley prepare to testify before Congress this week, they owe the American people answer...
09/28/2021
Pentagon leaders to face congressional gantlet - Roll Call

As Secretary Austin and General Milley prepare to testify before Congress this week, they owe the American people answers concerning the Biden Administration’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.

1) How many Americans are left in Afghanistan and what’s the plan to make sure they are all evacuated?
2) What is the quantity and value of all weapons handed over to the Taliban?
3) Did either of them object to President Biden’s withdrawal plan, including abandoning Bagram Airfield?

The Pentagon's top leaders will face questions from Congress next week on Afghanistan and Gen. Mark Milley's calls to China.

09/27/2021
Rep. Cline Honors Agnes May Meyer Driscoll

Agnes May Meyer Driscoll was known as the “First Lady of Cryptology,” and she is remembered as one of the greatest code breakers of all time. Her work in WWII was invaluable to the war effort, and I was honored to recognize her accomplishments on the House Floor.

09/27/2021
Rep. Cline on the Democrats' $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Package

The Left’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill is a disaster. It will kill American jobs, increase taxes on families, drive up inflation, and saddle future generations with more crippling debt. This is wrong, and I was proud to oppose it when the House Budget Committee debated it virtually on Saturday.

The Virginia poultry industry, directly and indirectly, supports 52,000 Virginia jobs and contributes more than $13 bill...
09/26/2021

The Virginia poultry industry, directly and indirectly, supports 52,000 Virginia jobs and contributes more than $13 billion to the Commonwealth’s economy. This week, I heard from several Sixth District residents regarding turkey-specific issues and of the needs of the industry.

The Virginia poultry industry, directly and indirectly, supports 52,000 Virginia jobs and contributes more than $13 billion to the Commonwealth’s economy. This week, I heard from several Sixth District residents regarding turkey-specific issues and of the needs of the industry.

09/25/2021
Rep. Cline Joins Washington Journal

There is bipartisan support to fund traditional infrastructure like roads and bridges. Unfortunately, the Senate's $1.2 trillion package only allocates 15 percent for roads and bridges, and Speaker Pelosi has tied its passage to a massive $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.

09/24/2021
Rep. Cline Stands for Life

Today I stood for life and voted NO on the Democrats’ radical bill to permit on-demand abortion until birth and wipe out state protections for the unborn. We must follow the science and defend those who are society’s most defenseless.

Virginia Space aims to provide full-service launch and drone testing facilities for commercial, government, scientific, ...
09/23/2021

Virginia Space aims to provide full-service launch and drone testing facilities for commercial, government, scientific, and academic users. I was pleased to meet with the new CEO, General Ted Mercer, recently to discuss their work and desire to serve as an economic driver for Virginia.

Virginia Space aims to provide full-service launch and drone testing facilities for commercial, government, scientific, and academic users. I was pleased to meet with the new CEO, General Ted Mercer, recently to discuss their work and desire to serve as an economic driver for Virginia.

09/23/2021
Rep. Cline Discusses Biden's Failed Leadership

From the catastrophe at our border, to the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, to the worsening economic crisis, Biden’s presidency is the definition of failed leadership. Now with his $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill stalling, even Democrats are saying they hope he has a Plan B.

Cancel culture’s latest target is the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. It’s absurd that the National Ar...
09/23/2021

Cancel culture’s latest target is the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. It’s absurd that the National Archives would put a trigger warning on our founding documents and label them “harmful content.” My colleagues and I demanded they stop doing so immediately.

Cancel culture’s latest target is the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. It’s absurd that the National Archives would put a trigger warning on our founding documents and label them “harmful content.” My colleagues and I demanded they stop doing so immediately.

Tune in shortly to The Evening Edit on Fox Business. I’ll be discussing President Biden’s failed leadership and his flou...
09/22/2021

Tune in shortly to The Evening Edit on Fox Business. I’ll be discussing President Biden’s failed leadership and his floundering agenda.

Tune in shortly to The Evening Edit on Fox Business. I’ll be discussing President Biden’s failed leadership and his floundering agenda.

Centra Specialty Hospital in Lynchburg is a 36-bed long-term acute care facility providing clinical services to patients...
09/22/2021

Centra Specialty Hospital in Lynchburg is a 36-bed long-term acute care facility providing clinical services to patients who require an extended stay in a care setting. It was good to hear from the hospital’s CEO yesterday to learn more about their work and services.

Centra Specialty Hospital in Lynchburg is a 36-bed long-term acute care facility providing clinical services to patients who require an extended stay in a care setting. It was good to hear from the hospital’s CEO yesterday to learn more about their work and services.

09/22/2021
Rep. Cline Discusses the Border Crisis

President Biden’s handling of the immigration crisis amounts to a dereliction of duty and a violation of his Oath of Office. With illegal crossings at a 21-year high, this catastrophe is another failure in leadership. #BuildTheWall

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