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Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline

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Protecting the Border

The twin topics of illegal immigration and gun control were at the top of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s agenda in Congress this week. On the House floor, we considered border security legislation that did little to actually secure our southern border. While the bill did appropriate funds for several federal government agencies and kept the government from shutting down, the bill failed to fund President Trump’s wall and only included $1.3 billion for the replacement of existing border fencing in one part of Texas. The President has made clear that $5.7 billion is needed for the construction of new border barriers in several states, a request that I support and urged the budget negotiators to accept. While I had hoped that a fair compromise could be achieved, this bill amounted to a victory for Speaker Pelosi and her “open-border” supporters.

The lack of enforcement on our borders has resulted in a flood of illegal drugs, human trafficking, and criminal activity that has reached every corner of America, including right here in the Shenandoah Valley. There is no doubt that we must act to solve the crisis on our southern border, and I am disappointed that the Congress could not give the President the resources he needs to address it.

Protecting the 2nd Amendment

Also in Congress, a fight to protect your right to keep and bear arms came to the House Judiciary Committee this week. The Committee debated H.R. 8, a bill that would extend federal background checks to transfers of firearms between law-abiding private citizens. This bill would place an unnecessary burden on our second amendment right to protect ourselves and our families, but it would do nothing to stop the tragedy of gun violence in our communities.

During this week’s mark up hearing on the bill, Republicans offered a variety of amendments to improve the bill which Democrats rejected out of hand. I offered an amendment that would have required Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) be notified when an illegal immigrant tries to purchase a firearm. Unfortunately, Democrats voted to kill it, demonstrating that the bill was never about public safety. Instead, it is about taking away the rights of law-abiding citizens.

Another amendment rejected by Democrats would have established an FBI center to collect and process intelligence related to violent acts, which would allow police agencies at all levels to address threats before they turn into actual violence. When this bill comes to the floor of the House next month, I will continue to fight to defend your constitutional rights and work to find bipartisan solutions that support law enforcement, improve mental health services, and reduce gun violence in our communities.

Casework Staff Mobile Office Hours

My office will host Casework Staff Mobile Offices across the Sixth Congressional District during the month of February. A staff member will be available to meet with citizens to assist with problems they might have with a federal agency and hear their views on current issues before Congress. Visit cline.house.gov/about/events for a complete list of locations. Next week in Front Royal:

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Samuels Public Library (Baxter-Bowling Conference Room)
330 East Criser Road
Front Royal, VA 22630
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Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline: Honoring our Nation’s Veterans

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Honoring our Nation’s Veterans
On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, the guns of World War I finally fell silent, and the armistice with Germany went into effect. Out of the ashes of this day rose what was originally called Armistice Day but since 1954 has been recognized and set aside as Veterans Day.

On this Veterans Day, we recognize the roughly 20 million veterans who have served this country in both war and peace, and as a Nation, we extend a hand of gratitude to all our veterans who put their lives on the line daily to protect freedom on our soil and around the globe.

As a Member of Congress, advocating for our veterans and their families is a top priority. My district offices in Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Roanoke, and Staunton help veterans with their claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and in Washington, I am always looking for new ways to do more to support those who have supported us.

Over the past year, my colleagues and I have strived to honor veterans by advocating for and passing legislation, some of which the president has signed into law, concerning burn pits, suicide prevention, veteran healthcare options, Blue Water Navy, the widow’s tax, Reserve and National Guard bankruptcy, and opening up membership into the American Legion for previously disqualified veterans.

Couple that with some good employment and economic news: The 2018 veteran unemployment rate of 3.5 percent was the lowest since 2000, meaning that the unemployment compensation payments to veterans fell to $178 million in 2018 from a high of almost $1 billion in 2011.

Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act:
Passing the House in March, H.R. 1381, the Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act, would strengthen and expand the VA’s registry of service members who were exposed to toxic chemicals and fumes from burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. This measure currently awaits further action in the U.S. Senate.


Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act:
In June, the president signed H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act. For decades, tens of thousands of veterans suffering from diseases caused by Agent Orange in the Vietnam War and their families have been denied their earned benefits under the Agent Orange Act of 1991. While it was long past due, the House voted unanimously to correct the injustice done to Blue Water Navy veterans. Under the bill’s provisions, veterans who served in specified offshore areas near Vietnam from January 9, 1962, through May 7, 1975 will be given the presumption of Agent Orange exposure, thus allowing them to receive medical care and disability compensation.

VA MISSION Act:
Also in June, a new VA program went into effect. Titled the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthen Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act, this legislation overhauled VA care programs by allowing veterans to seek medical treatment outside of the VA system. While the VA offers overwhelming support to our nation’s veterans, those who wish to seek health services outside the system should have the right to do so. This bill does not force any veteran out of the VA system, but simply ensures that our service members have access to the quality and timely care they have earned. As the VA continues to implement the changes laid out in the MISSION Act, you may rest assured that my colleagues and I in Congress will continue to hold the agency accountable to protect against any veteran falling victim to a broken system.

LEGION Act:
On July 30, I joined the President in the Oval Office as he signed H.R. 1641, the Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service (LEGION) Act. This legislation expands American Legion membership criteria to include all honorably discharged veterans who served their country. The passage of this legislation means that our heroes who have served in times of unrecognized conflicts will finally be eligible to join the American Legion. Passing this bipartisan bill was the right thing to show our gratitude for those military members who honorably served and for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during unrecognized periods of conflict.

National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act:
In August, the President signed another one of my bills, H.R. 3304, the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act into law. Under the new law, certain members of the National Guard and Reserves who fall on hard economic times after returning from active duty deployment will continue to obtain relief without having to fill out the substantial paperwork required by the so-called “means test” under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code. This bipartisan legislation allowed us to extend the commonsense measure of relieving our veterans of burdensome paperwork for four years.

Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act:
Additionally, I was pleased to also support legislation aimed at ending the “widow’s tax” and to expand the burn pit registry program. Impacting an estimated 67,000 military survivors, I was proud to cosponsor H.R. 553, the Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act. If passed, this legislation would allow the survivors of deceased servicemen and women to keep their Military Survivor Benefit Plan payments when they are awarded the VA’s Dependency and Indemnity Compensation. Dubbed the “widow’s tax,” current law calls for an offsetting of these two payments, in some cases wiping out most or all the Benefit Plan payments.

Improve Act:
It is a national shame that 20 veterans a day die by suicide, and 14 out of these 20 veterans are not under the care of the VA and are outside the system. After 15 years and billions of dollars spent on VA mental health programs, the statistic has remained virtually unchanged.

To address this ongoing problem, I cosponsored H.R. 3495, the Improve Well-Being for Veterans Act, which if passed, would create a grant program that would allow the VA to tap into the nationwide network of organizations, including state and local organizations, already providing lifesaving services to local veterans, especially those the VA has not been able to reach before. It is my hope that this much needed legislation reaches the House floor soon and that its intended purpose saves the lives of our service men and women who suffer from the unseen costs of war.

If you or someone you know is struggling, please call the Veterans Crisis Line below for help:

More Work To Be Done:
While Congress has done much since January, there must be continued focus on the veteran suicide rate, as well as improvement on the quality and timeliness of healthcare treatment, female veterans, veteran homelessness, and military spouse hiring.

Females are the fastest-growing segment of the veteran population. They are also most at risk for becoming homeless. The VA must continue to improve on their healthcare delivery for female veterans. There must be uniform and consistent care in the VA system that meets the unique needs of all female veterans at every hospital within the VA system.

After a decade of reduction in veteran homelessness, the number of veterans on the street has ticked up slightly, with housing prices in cities like New York and Los Angeles being the leading cause. Although we spend billions on helping the homeless, we must ensure that there are jobs that can provide the means to support them and their families. We must not rest until every veteran who wants to work has a job, and every veteran who is homeless is housed.

For over 250 years, our nation has produced individuals who came before us in the fights for freedom and democracy. Our republic has been blessed that there are those for whom service above self is more than a saying but a way of life.

On Veterans Day we honor your courage and sacrifice, and we salute you and your family for service to our nation.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Congressman. If my office can ever be of assistance, please contact my Washington office at (202) 225-5431.

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Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline – November 6, 2019

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Working to make college more affordable and to reduce regulations, I spent much of last week in the House Education and Labor Committee fighting to ensure that parents and students would not be adversely impacted by legislation reauthorizing the Higher Education Act. I also took time to join my colleagues from both sides of the aisle to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month to call attention to this growing issue in America. Finally, when I returned home to the Sixth District, I had the pleasure of continuing my Fall Farm Tour to meet with the hardworking producers throughout our area. It was an eventful few days, and I am excited to be back in the Sixth District interacting directly with my constituents.

Higher Education Act:
Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District is home to more colleges and universities than almost any area in the country. To ensure that these institutions continue to thrive, we must address the skyrocketing cost to parents, the crushing debt to students, and the burdensome regulations to administrators. Unfortunately, at an estimated cost to the taxpayers of over $400 billion and coming in at 1,200 pages long, legislation passed out of the Education and Labor Committee does not accomplish these goals. One of the amendments I offered would have provided necessary reforms by returning much of the administrative oversight power to the states and private sector, increased accountability and transparency, and pushed down the rising cost of tuition. Unfortunately, committee Democrats voted my amendment down, which I believe was the best alternative to their proposal and instead favored interventionist methods that will stifle innovation at institutions and stunt intellectual growth on campuses. The misnamed College Affordability Act (CAA) fails to produce solutions to make higher education work better for Americans, and instead, the Democrats doubled down on provisions that only exacerbate the problems people face today in the education space.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month:
Last week, we recognized Domestic Violence Awareness Month to acknowledge the strength of survivors and call for an end to the abuse experienced by more than 2 million Americans each year. Whether in the VA House of Delegates or in Congress, I have been and will continue to be, a tireless advocate for reforms to end the cycle of abuse.

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Fall Farm Tour:
Last Friday, I embarked on the third day of my Fall Farm Tour of the Sixth District, and was pleased to be joined by Ranking Member of the House Committee on Agriculture, Mike Conaway (TX-11). Together we met with local farmers throughout Amherst, Bedford, and Botetourt counties. A few of our stops included Greenvalley Meat Processors and Albert Family Farm in Monroe, VA – as well as tours of Kennedy Farm in Bedford and Jeter Farm on the James in Buchanan.

A common theme we heard throughout the day was the need to pass the USMCA trade agreement. This agreement would benefit our local farms, particularly those operating in Virginia’s largest agricultural export industries: beef, poultry, and dairy. The USMCA is a 21st-century agreement that opens markets, reduces trade barriers, and will result in 176,000 new jobs.

Roanoke County Town Hall:
I recently held a town hall in Roanoke County at the Charles R. Hill Community Center in Vinton, VA. I was pleased to be joined by Congressman Morgan Griffith (VA-09) who participated as my special guest. As with my previous town hall meetings, I enjoyed the opportunity to engage directly with the nearly 100 constituents in attendance. I always appreciate the privilege of listening to those I represent and hearing about the issues that matter most to them.

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Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline – October 28, 2019

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Last week was a busy week in Washington, and while the impeachment inquiry was a major focus on Capitol Hill, the House was still able to pass a handful of important pieces of legislation like the Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act and the CASE Act, both of which are bills I have supported and worked for passage of this year. In addition, I am still eager to address issues like passing the USMCA trade agreement, fixing our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, and addressing the country’s broken immigration system. I hope now that we have returned to Washington that Speaker Pelosi will begin considering bills like these that are of critical importance to the American people.

Debbie Smith Act:
As a former prosecutor, I know how critical DNA evidence can be in achieving justice for victims of sexual violence. Last week, the House passed the Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act, which is crucial in supporting law enforcement agencies’ efforts to reduce DNA backlogs and protect people from violent sexual predators. While I have been a vocal advocate for the Senate version of this legislation, I am confident that this House bill is a step in the right direction.

CASE Act:
Last week, the House also passed H.R. 2426, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act – legislation of which I was proud to be an original cosponsor. This bill would create a Copyright Small Claims Board within the Copyright Office to provide an efficient and less expensive forum for small creators to better enforce their rights. Federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over copyright. However, because of the high cost of federal litigation, small creators, such as graphic artists, authors, songwriters, photographers, and others across the country, often have difficulty enforcing their rights and protecting their works from infringement. Due to the comparatively low value of their work compared to the high cost of federal litigation, most attorneys do not even consider taking these small cases. This leaves small creators with little remedy to protect their works and their livelihoods. The CASE Act, largely based on a Copyright Office study from 2013, provides these creators with an alternative option to protect their rights.

A Blow to ISIS:
Our nation saw a great victory in the fight against terror this weekend. At the direction of President Trump, U.S. Special Operations Forces executed a secret mission to capture or kill ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Without the loss of American life, Special Forces entered Syria and successfully eliminated the world’s most wanted terrorist. With this action, not only is the world a safer place, but ISIS is dealt a serious blow to their ability to carry out terror activities in the region. We owe a debt of gratitude to the brave men and women who carried out this mission to ensure evil does not win. I applaud President Trump for his commitment to rooting out terror all over the world, and I thank our intelligence and Special Operations communities for the dedication to ensure such a successful outcome.

A Call For Transparency:
Precedent demands that impeachment proceedings against a president should be conducted in the Judiciary Committee. In fact, that is what the Committee, of which I am a member, was doing over the last six months. My colleagues on the other side of the aisle have been searching for something—anything—that they could use to impeach this President. After failing to achieve their goal, Speaker Pelosi has removed further investigations from the Judiciary Committee so that they can be conducted behind closed doors. The American people deserve better, and most of all, they deserve transparency. As your duly elected representative, I have been denied the ability to read any records, documents, or transcripts from the closed door hearings taking place in the basement of the Capitol. This lack of openness is what my colleagues and I were protesting last week outside the Intelligence Committee. While I was not allowed inside the Committee, I have officially requested to review all materials from the ongoing investigation in accordance with House rules. To read my letter to Chairman Schiff, please click here. Every citizen deserves to know what the three committees investigating the President are learing, just as they learned everything during the earlier hearings in the Judiciary Committee. As a member of the Judiciary Committee, I will continue to advocate for greater transparency in this deeply flawed process.

Meeting with Constituents:
Last week, a number of groups from Virginia’s Sixth District made the trip to Washington to discuss with me the issues that matter most to them. For example, graduate students from the JMU School of Nursing stopped by my office to discuss a broad range of healthcare policy initiatives. Our rural communities are often under-served in their healthcare needs, and I look forward to seeing the positive impact these students will have in the future. Additionally, constituents from Mt. Crawford visited the office to support passage of the USMCA trade agreement, which will have a profoundly beneficial impact on our District’s agriculture industry. When the House is in session, it does not mean my ability to assist folks across the Sixth District stops. My dedicated staff is always available to serve constituents, and on a daily basis, they meet with residents and attend community events to ensure the voices of those who call the Sixth District home are heard.

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Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline – October 20, 2019

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After spending the two weeks of the fall District Work Period traveling across our part of Virginia, I returned to Washington, where Congress considers bills to address prescription drug pricing and foreign affairs, among others. Despite the increased partisanship that has been created by the Speaker’s efforts to move their impeachment inquiry behind closed doors and out of the public view, I remain committed to focusing on the issues and priorities of the Sixth District.

Hong Kong Legislation:
As Ronald Reagan once said, “America is a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere.” The United States will always stand for democracy, and the citizens of Hong Kong have taken to the streets in support of a fairer society. The desire to live in freedom leads individuals to do heroic acts in the face of certain condemnation, and I applaud the people of Hong Kong for using their voice to spur positive change.

Impeachment:
When Congress sought to impeach Presidents Nixon and Clinton, it was done with bipartisan support and in a transparent and fair fashion before the American people. Unfortunately, the Majority is pursuing impeachment behind closed doors and re-writing the rules to remove due process protections. At the expense of fundamental fairness, the Majority is pursuing impeachment at all costs and have let fall by the wayside the issues that matter most to the American people like passing the USMCA trade agreement, repairing the country’s crumbling infrastructure, and fixing our broken immigration system.

Drug Pricing:
Congress should take action immediately to encourage lower prescription drug prices and better enable Americans to afford the medications they need. That is why I am the lead cosponsor of the Terminating the Extension of Rights Misappropriated Act (TERM Act). This bipartisan legislation would allow for the quicker introduction of generic medications to the marketplace by ending the practice of “evergreening” by the pharmaceutical companies. Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi’s H.R. 3, which passed in the Education and Labor Committee this week, would use socialist price controls to crush the pharmaceutical industry, deter innovation, and dramatically reduce the ability of patients to access life-saving medicines. Further, this legislation could cost Virginia roughly 7,200 jobs and nearly $1.8 billion in yearly economic output. I am hopeful that we can address the problem of high prescription drug prices in a bipartisan way moving forward.

Constituent Meetings:
As Members of Congress, one of the great privileges we have is meeting with constituents both in the District and here in Washington. This week, a number of Sixth District residents visited my office to advocate on behalf of causes that matter most to them. Some constituents discussed increasing funding for muscular dystrophy research, others asked for support for the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Liberty University, and one family from Roanoke simply stopped by to tour the Capitol. It is always great to have a bit of the Valley in Washington and to have an opportunity to hear my constituents’ concerns. My door is always open.

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Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline – October 13, 2019

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With temperatures falling and the leaves in the Valley and Central Virginia beginning to change, the beauty of the Sixth District and its people is in full swing. As I wrapped up the second week of October’s District Work Period, I had the opportunity to continue my travels and visits throughout the Sixth District meeting with those I am privileged to represent in Congress.

Higher-Education Roundtable: 

This week I focused on education in the District, and I was pleased to host a Sixth District Higher-Education Roundtable at JMU, which fostered productive discussions as to how we can help make college more accessible and affordable for all students.

In addition to the Higher-Education Roundtable, I also met with students, educators, and administrators at the K-12 level. I participated in Shadow a Principal Week at Herman L. Horn Elementary School in Vinton and Parry McCluer High School in Buena Vista, as well as had the opportunity to speak to AP Government students at  E. C. Glass High School in Lynchburg. Finally, I met with the new superintendent of Botetourt County schools, Dr. Lisa Chen, who I know will serve the county well.

Focusing on Education:

During my campaign, I promised to hold town halls across the District and it’s 19 counties and independent cities. This week marked my 17th town hall since my election last November, and this time I enjoyed hearing from constituents with Congressman Riggleman (VA-05) in Bedford County.

Town Hall:


Roll CallVirginia GOP representatives’ town hall heavy on policy, light on impeachment

News VirginianCline, Riggleman hold town hall in Bedford

Around The Sixth:

In addition to holding a town hall and a round table with educators, I attended a number of other community events across the District this week. On Tuesday, I had the honor of addressing the the Fraternal Order of Police in Lynchburg to thank our dedicated men and women in blue for all they do to serve our localities. I also spoke at the Virginia Municipal League Annual Conference and Staunton Lions Club, stopped by the Augusta County Farm Bureau meeting, and toured the School of Nursing at JMU and the Brandon Oaks Retirement Community in Roanoke. While I could not make it to all of the great events, I am working hard to represent the people of Virginia’s Sixth District.

One of the greatest honors I have as a Member of Congress is the ability to nominate individuals to our nation’s Military Service Academies. For those interested in attending one of the Academies, submission packets must be postmarked to my office by October 18, 2019. For more information, please click here.

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Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline – October 5, 2019

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During this week’s District Work Period, I have had the opportunity to travel throughout Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District to meet and listen to constituents across our region. My visits have taken me from Timberville to Roanoke and everywhere in between.

Sixth District Farm Tour:
This week, I participated in a Sixth District Farm Tour where I met with dozens of local farmers to discuss the issues that matter most to them. Many expressed their support for the new USMCA trade agreement, which would benefit their farms, particularly those operating in Virginia’s largest agricultural export industries: beef, poultry, and dairy. The USMCA is a 21st-century agreement that opens markets, reduces trade barriers, and will result in 176,000 new jobs.

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District Travels:
In addition to visiting our District’s local farms, I made a number of other stops throughout the Valley this week as well. I attended the ribbon cutting of the Chaplick Center at The Glebe in Daleville, which will provide unique care to our seniors dealing with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Additionally, I toured the Manheim Auto Auction in Harrisonburg, which employs 90 people and provides an important resource for auto dealers across our region. I also spoke at the Rural America Conference held at JMU, where we discussed economic development opportunities for our rural communities.

Joint Bedford Town Hall with Rep. Riggleman:
I invite residents of Bedford County to join me for a joint town hall with Congressman Denver Riggleman (VA-05) next Wednesday in Bedford, VA. For more information and registration details, please follow the link.

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Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Congressman. If my office can ever be of assistance, please contact my Washington office at (202) 225-5431.

Washington D.C. Office
1009 Longworth
House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5431

Harrisonburg Office
70 N Mason St
Suite 110
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Phone: (540) 432-2391

Lynchburg Office
916 Main St
Suite 300
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Phone: (434) 845-8306

Roanoke Office
10 Franklin Rd SE
Suite 510
Roanoke, VA 24011
Phone: (540) 857-2672

Staunton Office
117 S Lewis St
Suite 215
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: (540) 885-3861

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Learn and practice the art of botanical drawing in colored pencil with local artist and instructor Elena Maza. This four week course will focus on continuing to build drawing skills as applied to botanicals: students[...]
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