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Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline: June 8, 2019

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The halls of the Capitol were supposed to be quiet week before last, during what is commonly known as a “District Work Period” for Congress. Members spend time working in their local offices, meeting with constituents, visiting local businesses, or speaking with community groups about local issues of importance. It’s a great opportunity to reconnect with and report back to the voters who we represent in Washington and who we fight for each and every day.

What we normally don’t do during District Work Periods is consider legislation. That’s because almost no one is there to cast a vote on the bills. It’s understood that the Speaker will not try to push legislation through when a bill’s opponents are all back home in their districts. Normally, the Speaker shows respect to other Members by waiting for them to return to Washington. Respect for the institution of Congress and respect for debate is critical for the government envisioned by our founding fathers to function.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, however, decided to toss aside the the historic courtesies that have been shown to Members for centuries. Without calling Members back to vote, the Democrat leadership tried to pass H.R. 2157, a spending bill to address several natural disasters that occurred in the past few years. While I support efforts to provide assistance to communities who have been impacted by natural disasters, this brazen attempt to ram this bill through without any debate is symptomatic of just how broken Washington has become.

After several Republicans drove back to Washington to object to efforts to move the bill, it became clear why they didn’t want debate about what was in it. Amazingly, less than 30 percent of the $19.188 billion package has anything to do with actual disaster assistance. The rest of the bill was full of pork-barrel spending for pet projects and other non-emergency functions. Debating the bill also would have given Members the chance to understand that 86 percent of the funding in this bill was not even requested by the Trump Administration. Members should have also been aware that the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) was funded at $29 billion at the end of April, with projections of $18.2 billion in the fund at the end of the fiscal year.

While H.R. 2157 eventually did pass by a vote of 354-58, House Democrats failed to identify a way to pay for it without adding to our national debt. I will continue to vote against wasteful spending and demand fiscal responsibility in Washington in all areas. If we can find ways to balance our state budgets and our family budgets, I believe it is time for the federal government to follow suit.
In other action last week, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held a hearing to promote increased access to abortion. During the hearing, we heard from witnesses on both sides of the ideological spectrum. Amazing testimony came from Melissa Odhen, who survived an abortion procedure. As an adult, Melissa has made it her life’s mission to prevent abortions and stand up for the right to life. As a co-sponsor of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, I am grateful to Melissa for sharing her story, and I will continue to advocate for the protection of life.

I also took to the House floor Tuesday to introduce language into H.R. 6, the DREAM Act, which would have prevented known criminals, gang members, terrorists, and other public safety threats from gaining legal status through this legislation. The perverse effect of H.R. 6 is that these public safety threats who could be denied a green card will still be free to stay in the country – as if the U.S. is a sanctuary nation. I made a motion that would have made it easier for Department of Homeland Security to deny gang members’ applications by making it an eligibility requirement that an alien not be a gang member, and by explicitly permitting DHS to consider the information found in gang databases. It would have ensured that criminals, gang members, and those who are terrorists and other public safety threats are referred for a determination of removal from the United States. I am disappointed that most Democrats in the House rejected this necessary change to the bill.

Finally, this week ended with quiet contemplation. On June 6, 1944, more than 150,000 allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, in the largest seaborne invasion in history. The success of D-Day laid the foundations for the liberation of Western Europe, the defeat of Nazi Germany, and ultimate victory in World War II. On Thursday, I participated in a solemn ceremony at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

I thank all veterans for their service, but I especially want to thank the men of Bedford for their courage and sacrifice on that day 75 years ago. Twenty-two men from Bedford were killed during the invasion and subsequent fighting. It was the largest loss of life on a proportional basis of any town in the United States. Their bravery and sacrifice continue to secure the freedoms we enjoy today.

May we never forget the men of Bedford and the courage of all those who have fought for the greatest Nation on Earth, the United States of America.

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

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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 – August 10, 2019

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Tragedy and Terrorism
This week, our nation was struck by tragedy as two assailants took the lives of at least 31 people in El Paso and Dayton. We must call these events what they are – terrorism. When an individual commits heinous acts of mass violence to further a cause based in racial, religious, or political hatred, no other word fits the bill. Hate of any kind has no place in America. We must continue to call out this evil if we are to ultimately defeat it.

Over the last seven months, I have worked with my colleagues to offer realistic solutions to address the issue of violence in America. One piece of legislation I have co-sponsored is H.R. 1339, the Mass Violence Prevention Act. If passed, the legislation would address the challenges underlying repeated tragedies, including failures in law enforcement coordination and response. Further, it gives law enforcement the resources necessary to prevent and deter gun violence by prosecuting criminals for firearm-related crimes and reducing the flow of firearms into the black market. Another bill, the Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety Act would provide states the resources needed to establish multidisciplinary behavioral threat assessment units within law enforcement agencies to root out potential threats.

Border Visit
Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to travel to McAllen, Texas, to see for myself the conditions of migrant men, women, and children who have been detained after illegally crossing our southern border. While hundreds of these migrants are entering the U.S. at official ports of entry, many thousands more are crossing our border illegally before claiming asylum.

Some of the individuals I encountered may have been facing immediate danger from war or religious persecution, but most of them are simply seeking better lives for themselves and their families here in America. While wanting to live in America is certainly understandable, and I am happy to assist those individuals who want to apply for citizenship through our legal immigration process, it is not a reason to enter the country illegally or to be granted asylum. For these individuals, it is important that they receive quick consideration by immigration officials and are returned to their home countries as soon as possible.

While there, I was pleased to see that conditions at the Customs and Border Patrol detention and processing centers are much different than those portrayed by some of my Democratic colleagues. Families are kept together, and migrants are provided with immediate medical care, evaluated for sickness and disease, provided with hot showers, clothing, shoes, blankets, and meals. I saw children with crackers, granola bars, juice boxes, and amenities like cartoons, books, and soccer balls. The conditions in the holding facilities are not the picture some of my colleagues and the mainstream media want you to believe.

I was also pleased to visit with the brave men and women of Customs and Border Patrol. Understaffed and underfunded, the officials at CBP have a nearly impossible task. They cannot turn anyone away, and they must address the humanitarian needs of those coming into the country, but that leaves too few to actually do their primary job: patrol the border. They face dangerous surroundings with Mexican cartels just across the Rio Grande river, and they must use their limited resources to prevent drugs, gangs, and criminals engaged in human trafficking and sex trafficking from crossing the river. I was given a boat ride by CBP along the Rio Grande and saw individuals entering the river from the Mexican side. Each day, these brave CBP officers risk their lives to keep us safe here at home from the dangers coming across our border.

Mobile Office Hours
For those in need of constituent services, my staff has already begun to host August Casework Staff Mobile Office Hours. Staff members 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 may be found at http://cline.house.gov/about/events and there you can locate the Casework Staff Mobile Office Hours near you. If you cannot attend a mobile office hour, my office can always be reached at (540) 857-2672.

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Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline – August 4, 2019

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Tuesday was a special day for veterans across America as President Donald Trump signed into law the LEGION Act. If you read this column regularly, you have heard about this important legislation which would expand American Legion eligibility to men and women who served during conflicts which were not previously classified as wars. This means veterans of conflicts ranging from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan have the opportunity to join the Legion, connect with veterans, and have an organization to advocate on their behalf.

I was honored to join veterans and fellow lawmakers in the Oval Office on Tuesday when this legislation was signed into law. I co-authored this bill with Democratic Congressman Lou Correa in the House, while a bipartisan group pushed this bill through the Senate. It is an example of how we can work together to get things done.

Another example of working across the aisle occurred in the Senate this week, where the Small Business Reorganization Act passed the Senate and is now on its way to President Trump for his signature. I authored this legislation which Democratic Congressmen David Cicilline and Steve Cohen. House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins also co-sponsored this legislation, which provides a legal avenue for businesses with less than $2.5 million in debt to file for bankruptcy in a timelier and more cost-effective manner. While in bankruptcy reorganization, a small business would be able to negotiate with creditors while keeping the doors open, employees on payroll, and suppliers and vendors paid.

The legislation works much like a provision in Chapter 12 of the bankruptcy code which helps family farms restructure while continuing to operate. I am excited that the House and Senate have both agreed with me that this option should be available to small businesses which have had a rough year but have an otherwise sound business. Another bill passed last week which I co-authored is an extension of the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Act, which gives guardsmen and reservists who served active duty since 9/11 a streamlined process for restructuring their debt and rebuild their financial life. I am excited for these bills to land on the president’s desk, where I expect him to sign it into law.

I am excited that we have worked this year to pass laws benefiting veterans and small business owners. At the same time, we have been hard at work on legislation which will help all Americans who are dealing with the deluge of robocalls. You and I all have experienced a robocall. Not only are they annoying, but often the calls are from fraudsters trying to cheat you out of your hard-earned money. Laws on the books right now are not only preventing the calls but as I noted in an email to Attorney General William Barr, enforcement against bad actors have collected less than $7,000 of the more than $200 million in fines issued by the FCC.

That is why I was proud to co-sponsor H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, which passed the House last week. The bill mandates efforts to stop these calls before bad actors can hit the “Send” button, including free robocall blocking provided by phone service providers and technology to prevent spoofing (using a fake caller ID phone number). The Senate has passed similar legislation, a sign to the American people that we will not stop working on this important issue that impacts each and every one of us.

Thank you for the opportunity to work on veterans issues, small business legislation, and ways to prevent robocalls. If you have an issue that needs to be addressed legislatively, I ask you to call my Washington office at (202) 225-5431.

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Senate passes Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019; sent to President to sign

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement today following the Senate passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, a two-year bipartisan budget deal that would suspend the debt ceiling until July 2021:

“Today I voted to preserve the full faith and credit of the United States and steer us away from another harmful government shutdown in the fall. By suspending the debt ceiling for two years, the bipartisan budget agreement guarantees that the United States will continue to pay our bills, while also preventing harmful sequester cuts that would hurt our military and jeopardize important programs that serve our veterans, prepare our children for the future, and rebuild our crumbling roads and bridges.

“Even with this deal, overall spending on education, research and development, homeland security, and other important investments will still be near historic lows as a percent of the economy. Our nation’s long-term fiscal challenges are real, but they are primarily due to declining tax revenue and a failure to reform our mandatory spending programs. It is disappointing that congressional and White House negotiators chose to pay for only a fraction of this deal, with fee increases and cuts to spending, when there are more sustainable and equitable ways we could have paid for this must-pass legislation. We should be asking large corporations and the wealthiest among us to contribute more—not putting $2 trillion in tax breaks that disproportionately benefit them on the nation’s credit cards. I continue to believe that we must do more to strengthen our nation’s balance sheet, so it is strong enough to sustain continued economic growth for the long term, and I urge my colleagues from both parties to more seriously address our financial challenges in the future.”

The legislation, which passed the House of Representatives on July 25 by a vote of 284 – 149, now heads to the President’s desk for approval.

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President Trump signs Cline’s LEGION Act into law

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WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump signed the LEGION Act into law Tuesday, July 30. Congressman Ben Cline, who co-authored the bipartisan House bill with Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46), attended the bill signing at the White House. The legislation, which would expand American Legion membership criteria to include all honorably discharged veterans who served during unrecognized times of war, was also co-sponsored by Congressman Gil Cisneros (CA-39).

“This is a momentous occasion for all veterans who have honorably served in the United States Armed Forces,” Cline said. “I thank President Trump for signing the LEGION Act into law and expanding the reach of the American Legion to even more of our nation’s heroes. This is the type of bipartisan work I am proud to do in Congress. I will continue to join with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to best serve the people of Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District as we tackle the challenges facing our nation.”

Cline and Correa’s House version of the bill had 108 co-sponsors from both parties.

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Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline: July 27, 2019

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A Bad Budget Deal
This week, it was announced that House Democrats and the Administration had joined together to work out a budget deal for the next two years. Unfortunately, it was not a deal that I could support. With record annual deficits of over $1 trillion, federal spending levels are out of control. Now is not the time to add to this fiscal crisis by busting through spending caps and adding to our $22 trillion national debt, which equals $65,000 for every man, woman and child in America.

When I ran for office last fall, I pledged to work hard to bring our fiscal house in order. Therefore, I voted against the budget agreement considered by the House on Thursday. If we are to truly control spending, balance our budget, and pay down the national debt, I hope all parties will join together and work toward an agreement that will address our national financial crisis in a meaningful way.

Mueller Testimony

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller made his long-awaited appearance in the House Judiciary Committee this week to answer questions about his inquiry into foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election. As we already knew from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, foreign adversaries interfered with the 2016 presidential election. We must take action to prevent this from occurring in the future.

Also, Mr. Mueller restated his conclusion in Volume I that President Trump did not conspire with Russia to win the presidency. My questions focused on his creative interpretation of the obstruction of justice statute on which he based his conclusions in Volume II. Over the course of his testimony, Mr. Mueller did not provide the Committee with any new information. Therefore, I believe it is time for Congress to move on to addressing the critical issues facing this country – improving infrastructure and the surging economy, securing our southern border, fixing our broken healthcare system, and preventing future attempts to interfere with our elections.

Legislative Update
The House floor was busy this week considering several bipartisan bills I have introduced. One helps our nation’s veterans, while another assists our small business owners.

H.R. 3311, the Small Business Reorganization Act, would simplify the process for small businesses to use bankruptcy as a means of reorganization. Under the Small Business Reorganization Act, businesses with less than $2.5 million in debt would be able to file for bankruptcy in a timelier and more cost-effective manner. While in bankruptcy reorganization, a small business would be able to negotiate with creditors while keeping the doors open, employees on payroll, and suppliers and vendors paid.

Reorganization preserves jobs, investments and valuable contributors to our economy, but the terms of Chapter 11 have been poorly suited to allow small businesses and their creditors to take full advantage of the relief it promises. To solve this problem, the Small Business Reorganization Act takes the provisions of Chapter 12, which help small family farmers to reorganize their farming enterprises when needed, as a model for small businesses. This bill promises to make our laws work better for the entrepreneurs whose small businesses are critical to life in communities across our nation.

The LEGION Act also passed the floor this week. I introduced the bipartisan House version of the bill, along with Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46), on March 8. The legislation, which would expand American Legion membership criteria to include all honorably discharged veterans who served during unrecognized times of war, was also co-sponsored by Congressman Gil Cisneros (CA-39).

I was proud to help lead the effort to pass this bipartisan legislation, which does the right thing for those military members who honorably served and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during unrecognized periods of conflict. I look forward to the President signing this bill soon. Congressmen Correa and Cisneros, along with Senators Sinema and Tillis, believe we should recognize the honorable military service of those who served during unrecognized periods of war. Opening membership of the American Legion to our heroes who have served in conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan is the right thing to do.

Thank you for the privilege to represent you in Congress and to work on important legislation like the bi-partisan bills passed this week. Please connect with me on Facebook.com/RepBenCline and Twitter.com/RepBenCline to stay up to date with the latest from Washington and the Sixth Congressional District.

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