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Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline – August 18, 2019

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Legislative Update
In the eight months since becoming your representative in Congress, the office has been busy serving the people of Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District. We have received and answered over 41,000 pieces of mail from constituents, and have also successfully closed 562 casework inquiries related to federal agencies. While providing reliable and timely constituent services is a top priority as your representative, I have also cast more than 400 votes on the House floor, and I have jumped into my assignments on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee with vigor.

At times, I have been on the opposite side of tough debates with my Democratic colleagues. However, much of my work has been in a bipartisan spirit as well. Of the 50 bills I have co-sponsored, 19 of them have a Democratic lead and 35 of them have a Democratic co-sponsor.

This week, two bills I authored and championed through the House and Senate are on the President’s desk awaiting his signature. H.R. 3311 – the Small Business Reorganization Act – and H.R. 3304 – the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act of 2019 – both passed the chambers of Congress by large margins and are examples of the work taking place behind the scenes.

As you may know, the Small Business Reorganization Act is a bill which opens a portion of the bankruptcy code to small business owners so they can restructure in much the same way as small family farmers. Instead of shutting down and auctioning bits and pieces of a business in order to only pay back a portion of debt, this bill allows companies with otherwise sound business models to keep the doors open and employees on payroll as they renegotiate with lenders. It gives the opportunity for small businesses to regroup and make their debtors whole at the same time. This legislation is a win-win for local economies where community banks are often the ones providing funding for the region’s small businesses.

The National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act is a piece of legislation many may not be familiar with but is just as important. All of us know citizen service-members who serve in the reserves or the National Guard. Often, this commitment means our nation’s guardsmen and reservists are recalled to active duty with little lead time resulting in personal finances and other responsibilities being placed on he back-burner. When a member of the Guard or a reservist returns from active duty, there can be a lot of time and effort rebuilding their personal lives, including personal finances. This legislation extends a law already on the books that allows these American heroes the ability to streamline the restructuring of their finances.

I am proud that these bills will be signed into law, much as I have been honored to see other bills I have sponsored and co-sponsored be signed into law. These include bills which would designate the National George C. Marshal Museum and Library at Virginia Military Institute; establish a permanent 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund to aid those impacted from their service at Ground Zero; expand the jurisdictional waters for veterans impacted by Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War; and of course the LEGION Act which opens membership to the American Legion for all those who honorably served.

Be sure to keep up to date on my work in Congress by visiting cline.house.gov and clicking on the “Votes & Bills” tab at the top of the page. You may also visit Congress.gov to research any of the bills I have co-sponsored so far this Congress.

White House Christmas
While it may seem early to start thinking about Christmas, the White House has already begun to plan for the holiday season. The First Lady and her team are seeking volunteers to assist in their efforts, and I wanted to be sure that constituents of the Sixth District have the opportunity to participate. The White House is looking for individuals not only to help decorate the hallowed halls of the President’s home, but is also in need of greeters to welcome guests during the Holiday Open Houses. Further, the White House is hoping to find musicians, high school bands, and other holiday themed entertainers to preform throughout the Christmas season. This is an exciting opportunity, and I hope you have the chance to assist our President and be a part of history.

Individuals interested in decorating the White House or serving as a greeter at the Holiday Open Houses may apply HERE. The application will close on August 27, 2019. Please note each person must sign-up individually, as no group sign-ups will be accepted. Applicants may outline specific requests and previous, relatable work experience using the online form. Applicants will be notified by September 25, 2019.

Musicians – either individuals or groups – may apply HERE through September 10, 2019. Please note the form allows applicants to select a range of dates during the month of December. All confirmed applicants will be assigned a particular date and time for their performance. Additional requests or requirements may be outlined using the online form. Applicants will be notified by October 2, 2019.

All questions should be directed to volunteers@who.eop.gov.

It is an honor to serve you and all people of Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District. If my office can ever be of assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to contact my office at (540) 885-3861. I also encourage you to like my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages to stay up to date on legislative initiatives and District happenings.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve.

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Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline – September 21, 2019

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This week I had the pleasure of welcoming U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, to Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District. Agriculture is the lifeblood of rural America, and the industry employs more than half a million Virginians throughout the Commonwealth.

Knowing the importance of the dairy industry is to our district, I asked Secretary Perdue to join me on a tour of Mt. Crawford Creamery in Mt. Crawford, VA. While there, the Secretary and I had the chance to see their operation firsthand and gained a better understanding of what it takes to succeed in the dairy industry. We also heard about the issues family farms in our region face, especially when it comes to the tariffs and crippling taxes imposed by the federal government. When the creamery’s owner passed away in 1997, his two sons were left with a massive estate tax that severely depleted their cash reserves. Fortunately, through their hard work, passion, and innovation, they were able to overcome the government’s roadblock and continue to remain successful to this day.

Following the tour, Secretary Purdue and I hosted an agriculture listening session with various stakeholders from the area. I was pleased that the Secretary and I had the opportunity to hear directly from farmers and producers in our district about the difficulties they face each and every day. I thank Secretary Purdue for coming to the Sixth District and look forward to working with him to ensure the long-term success of Virginia farmers.

Congress Passes Short-Term Funding Bill:
This week, Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the 2019 fiscal year on September 30. This temporary funding bill merely pushes discussion on important spending issues off until after November 21 and almost certainly ensures that Congress will be pressured to pass another bloated omnibus spending bill for 2020.

Our appropriations process is broken. CRs are intended to be used only in extreme circumstances, but yet again, the Senate has failed in their duty to pass any appropriations bill at all. Year after year, Congress uses CRs, which should be the option of last-resort, to postpone—or rather, altogether avoid—its duty to pass a responsible budget. During my time in the Virginia General Assembly, I worked to ensure that our rules required that the state’s budget deal be available for review for 48 hours before the General Assembly voted on it. This kind of transparency is important for our government. Unfortunately, our federal government does not heed the same rule, even when it’s required of them. In violation of the 72-hour House rule, the CR was considered less than 24 hours after its introduction.

Passing this CR is bad for our country. It extends funding for some programs beyond their originally prescribed levels, and it perpetuates an inability of Congress to properly wield its constitutional power of the purse to carry out annual appropriations. Our continued failure to control spending and address our mounting debt is a threat to our nation, our economy, and our children. Going forward, Congress must make meaningful changes to the appropriations process.

Congress Honors NASA’s “Hidden Figures”:
The House also honored several notable women this week. H.R. 1396, the Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act, awarded Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden and posthumously awarded Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. Much of the success of the early space program, including the 1969 Apollo moon landing, would not have been possible without the minds of these brave and brilliant women.

Katherine Johnson began her career as a “computer” in the segregated West Area Computing unit at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Despite the discrimination she initially faced, Johnson became one of the most instrumental figures in getting American astronauts in space and to the moon. Dr. Christine Darden’s work as a NASA aerospace engineer revolutionized aerodynamics design. Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, like Johnson, began in Langley’s West Area Computing unit. Vaughan, an expert FORTRAN programmer, became NASA’s first African-American supervisor. Jackson, a native Virginian, worked in and studied theoretical aerodynamics and contributed a dozen technical papers on the boundary layer of air around airplanes.

These four women, also known as the “Hidden Figures,” were integral to the success of the early space program, and their stories exemplify the experiences of the other brilliant women who played an integral role in building the space program in the World War II and Cold War era. Our nation owes them a great debt and a grand show of gratitude.

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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.

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Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline – September 14th

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Energy Independence:
Our nation is rich in natural resources, including fossil fuels such as oil, timber, and natural gas that have recently enabled the United States to be energy independent for the first time in over 50 years. This includes the Commonwealth of Virginia, which has an abundant supply of energy sources that could help us fund improvements to our infrastructure, roads, and local schools.

Unfortunately, this week the House voted on legislation that would block the potential for new research and investment in energy production off our Atlantic coastline. The legislation would stifle innovation, prevent job creation, and severely limit the ability of the United States to achieve its full potential of energy independence for the long term.

In my remarks against this legislation on the House Floor, I spoke about my visit earlier this spring to the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, where I was able to see firsthand the great strides that have been made in energy exploration, technology, and innovation. The amazing developments in ensuring that energy resources can be explored and extracted safely, with minimal impact to our environment, demonstrated to me that similar efforts can be achieved back home in the waters off the coast of Virginia. These new developments would ensure that our environmentally sensitive areas can be protected for future generations while we lower energy costs for residents and businesses across the Commonwealth.

Studies have shown that exploring offshore oil and natural gas resources would bring thousands of jobs to Virginia and significantly boost its economy. The legislation passed in the House would block millions of dollars from coming to Virginia, and the federal government should not be in the business of stifling Virginia’s economic growth.

CASE Act:
Back in May, several colleagues and I introduced H.R. 2426, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act, also known as the CASE Act. This week, I was pleased that this bill passed the Judiciary Committee and now awaits further action on the House Floor.

Should this bill become law, it will create a Copyright Claims Board within the Copyright Office to provide for 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.

Protecting the Second Amendment:
Also this week, the Judiciary Committee took up the issue of gun control. Unfortunately, the majority voted in favor of three pieces of legislation that would not have prevented past acts of mass violence. In addition, they refused to consider any Republican bills that would actually work toward preventing future tragedies. Further, the Committee rejected all commonsense amendments, ensuring the bills will likely fail in the Senate.

Instead of searching for common ground, the committee passed legislation that limits our Constitutional rights and infringes on the Second Amendment. The bills that passed will lead to the deprivation of due process rights for citizens across this country. These pieces of legislation are broad and open to inconsistent interpretation and do nothing to address mental health, which is often a contributing cause of mass violence. I opposed these bills and will continue to defend the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

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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.

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Warner, Kaine praise Warren County inclusion into program to combat drug trafficking

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U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA)

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) released a statement today following a decision by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to include Warren County in the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program:

“Despite increased public awareness about the dangers of opioids, this epidemic continues to devastate families all across the Commonwealth,” said the Senators. “We applaud the Office of National Drug Control Policy for including Warren County in the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA Program. We look forward to seeing these federal resources put to use to prevent future tragedies in Warren County as we continue working to channel additional federal dollars to fight this ongoing crisis.”

Opioid overdoses have surpassed car accidents and gun violence as the leading cause of accidental death in Virginia, with more than 1,500 overdose-related deaths in 2017. In Warren County alone, pharmacies distributed an average of 45 opioid pills per person, per year between 2006 and 2012.

HIDTA, a program created by Congress, is designed to facilitate law enforcement coordination at the federal, state, local, and tribal level in areas designated as critical drug-trafficking regions. In addition to facilitating law enforcement cooperation, HIDTA aims to enhance the sharing of intelligence among law enforcement agencies, facilitate the design of effective enforcement strategies and operations, and support coordinated law enforcement strategies in order to reduce the supply of illegal drugs in the United States.

Sens. Warner and Kaine have long advocated for increased federal funding to combat the opioid epidemic in Virginia. Last year, the Senators worked to successfully pass bipartisan legislation to help communities across Virginia by improving opioid treatment and recovery efforts and providing new tools for law enforcement. In 2016, Sens. Warner and Kaine also successfully advocated for the inclusion of other Virginia counties into HIDTA.

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Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline – August 31, 2019

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Labor Day
As we look to celebrate Labor Day, I want to take a moment to discuss the significant job growth and record-breaking employment numbers our country has seen over the past two years. This Administration’s commitment to reversing burdensome regulations, cutting taxes, and providing business incentives has resulted in more Americans in the workforce than ever before and more money in the pockets of this country’s citizens.

Since January of 2017, more than 5.7 million jobs have been created. Industries such as education and health services, professional and business services, and financial services have seen the greatest uptick in employment meaning the jobs created are offering high paying, family sustaining wages. The current unemployment rate stands at 3.7% making July the 17th straight month of unemployment under 4%. This continued job growth has significantly benefited minority communities as well, with the African American and Hispanic unemployment rates near record lows. Veterans have also benefited seeing an 18-year low in unemployment under this Administration, and women are experiencing the lowest rate of unemployment in more than a decade.

With wage growth at a 3.2% yearly rate and more open jobs than there are people to fill them, I know that our country is on the right track.

Just this week, I made several stops at local businesses, learning from folks the struggles they’re facing and the battles they’re winning. I met with farmers, manufacturers, and business owners and saw first-hand how this Administration’s policies of cutting taxes and regulations are benefiting the working class.

This positive growth has reached Virginia and is contributing to businesses wanting to invest and grow in places like the Sixth District. In Glasgow, the town just opened a new events venue which will bring more visitors to the town and surrounding communities. I also recently attended an economic development announcement for Howell Metal which will be investing $8 million to expand their facility in New Market, adding more than 100 new jobs.

Labor Day was established to celebrate the working people of this country. I am proud to represent an area of the Commonwealth that is thriving and continues to be competitive nationally.

Ranking as the nation’s top state to do business in, per CNBC, is only a small testament to all Virginia has to offer. It is the people of this country and Commonwealth that make it successful.

National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act:

Last week, President Trump signed H.R. 3304, the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act into law. I was proud to be the lead Republican sponsor of this bill which passed the House 417-1.

The legislation ensures that certain members of the National Guard and Reserves who fall on hard economic times after returning from active duty deployment will continue to obtain bankruptcy relief without having to fill out the substantial paperwork required by the so-called “means test” under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Serving a recall to active duty is hard enough on Guardsmen, Reservists, and their families, it should not be made more difficult by financial uncertainty. I am pleased that the President recently signed this bill giving a crucial lifeline for returning service members who have fallen on hard economic times. We must continue to support our nation’s warriors who put service above self.

This measure becomes the third bill I have authored that has been signed into law this month, and I will continue to advocate for policies that will benefit constituents in the Sixth Congressional District.

Mobile Office Hours:
For those in need of constituent services, staff will host Casework Staff Mobile Office Hours next week. 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. Mobile office hours will take place at the following locations:

Amherst Casework Staff Mobile Office
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – 9:00am
Amherst County Administration Building (Board of Supervisors Room)
153 Washington Street
Amherst, VA 24521

Front Royal Casework Staff Mobile Office
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 – 10:00am
Samuels Public Library (Baxter-Bowling Conference Room)
330 East Criser Road
Front Royal, VA 22630

Elkton Casework Staff Mobile Office
Thursday, September 5, 2019 – 11:30am
Elkton Area Community Center (Council Chambers)
20593 Blue and Gold Drive
Elkton, VA 22827

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Cline Bill addressing service member debt relief signed by President Trump

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WASHINGTON – President Trump signed H.R. 3304, the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act into law Friday, August 23. Congressman Ben Cline (VA-06) was the lead Republican sponsor of this bill which passed the House 417-1.

The legislation ensures that certain members of the National Guard and Reserves who fall on hard economic times after returning from active duty deployment will continue to obtain bankruptcy relief without having to fill out the substantial paperwork required by the so-called “means test” under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code.

“Serving a recall to active duty is hard enough on Guardsmen, Reservists, and their families, it should not be made more difficult by financial uncertainty,” Cline said. “I am pleased that the President recently signed the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act, giving a crucial lifeline for returning service members who have fallen on hard economic times. We must continue to support our nation’s warriors who put service above self.”

This measure becomes the third bill Congressman Cline has authored that has been signed into law in the month of August.

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Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline – August 24, 2019

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Israel Visit

I recently had the honor of participating in a bipartisan visit to Israel and the West Bank alongside over 50 Democratic and 30 Republican Members. There, we met with political and military officials from Israel and the Palestinian Authority. I gained a deeper understanding of the security threat faced by Israelis and remain steadfast in my support of America’s closest ally.

Since taking office in January, I have been committed to the continued viability of the Jewish State and have cosponsored and voted in favor of several pieces of legislation to that end. One such resolution I signed onto was H. Res. 246 – Opposing efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement targeting Israel. For those who might not know what the BDS Movement is, it is a global campaign led by Palestine intended to economically harm Israel through international sanctions, pressuring companies to cut ties with Israel, and pushing individuals around the world to boycott businesses who support the nation-state. These targeted attacks are designed to promote the destruction of the state of Israel, and is why I was proud to join 397 of my colleagues in passing this bill in the House.

I also cosponsored H.R. 1837 – the United States-Israel Cooperation Enhancement and Regional Security Act. Israel is under constant threat from its neighbors, and the United States must stand with the greatest stabilizing force in the Middle-East. H.R. 1837 authorizes increased security assistants to Israel, which includes the transfer of reserve stock weapons and boosts defense funding over the next five years. Legislation such as this is important to ensuring the continued security of our strategic partner in the region.

Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
This week began with the celebration of the 99th anniversary of the enactment of the 19th Amendment, and it is important to remember the women and men whose forward thinking made for a stronger and more unified country.

In July 1848, the first Women’s Rights Convention was convened in Seneca Falls, New York. There, a Declaration of Sentiments was brought forth and signed by 68 women and 32 men in support of equal rights for women, most notably the right to vote. After decades of trials and tribulations, Congress voted to approve the 19th Amendment in the Summer of 1919. One year later, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote.

On this 99th anniversary, I am proud to recognize the many notable Virginia suffragists who fought for their God given right to equality. Most notably was Mary Johnston, a distinguished author from Buchanan and founding member of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia. A Bath County native, Ms. Johnston believed that women were wholly capable of achieving any successes in which they aspired to.

As an outspoken woman ahead of her time, Mary Johnston had multiple articles published in the Equal Suffrage League’s monthly paper, the Virginia Suffrage News. She helped further the goals of the women’s suffrage movement in a positive and expeditious fashion. Today, and every day, I am thankful for women like Mary who advocate for their equal and unalienable rights in this nation. We are stronger because of them.

Passing Legislation
If you follow my column weekly, then you are certainly aware of the Small Business Reorganization Act. I am proud to announce that this bill, which I authored, was signed into law by the President this week. While it is my hope small business owners will never need to use the provisions of this bill, I am pleased that they now will have the necessary resources to make successful the businesses that they have worked so hard to build.

For more information regarding this bill, I encourage you to read last week’s column at: https://cline.house.gov/sixth-district-perspectives

It is an honor to serve you and all people of Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District. If my office can ever be of assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to reach out. I also encourage you to like my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages to stay up to date on legislative initiatives and District happenings.

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