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BEN CLINE ANSWERS QUESTIONS FROM VOTERS IN STUARTS DRAFT

By JERRY BLAIR, News Virginian

Ben Cline spent the better part of two hours Tuesday afternoon speaking to constituents and answering questions on a wide range of topics from the nearly 100 people packed into VFW Post 9339. The big national issues of the day — Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the 2016 presidential election, the immigration crisis at the southern border, gun control and health care — dominated much of the discussion.

VaNews July 10, 2019



CLINE JOINS LAWMAKERS IN ADDRESSING HIGH DRUG PRICES BY EYEING PATENTS

By AMY FRIEDENBERGER, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

President Donald Trump and lawmakers have vowed to address high drug prices, and Rep. Ben Cline is working across the aisle on legislation aimed at addressing one aspect of that problem. Cline, R-Rockbridge, is a co-sponsor of Terminating the Extension of Rights Misappropriated, or TERM, Act, designed to strip away a layer of protection pharmaceutical companies have against competition from generic drug manufacturers.

VaNews June 26, 2019



CLINE INTRODUCES BANKRUPTCY CHANGES BILL

By IAN MUNRO, Daily News Record (Subscription Required)

U.S. Rep. Ben Cline, R-Lexington, along with a group of bipartisan legislators, introduced the Small Business Reorganization Act to simplify the bankruptcy process for small businesses on Tuesday. “The goal of bankruptcy is not to close small businesses,” Cline said. “It is to help keep them open.”

VaNews June 21, 2019



CLINE HOSTS COUNTY TOWN HALL

By JESSICA WETZLER, Daily News Record (Subscription Required)

More than 40 people attended a town hall in Rockingham County with U.S. Rep. Ben Cline, R-Lexington, on Monday discussing topics related to health insurance, immigration and legislation.

VaNews June 18, 2019



VIRGINIA’S GOP FRESHMEN SAY THEY’RE FRUSTRATED BY MINORITY STATUS IN U.S. HOUSE

By ROBIN BRAVENDER, Virginia Mercury

Life in the U.S. House of Representatives isn’t quite what Virginia’s two rookie Republican congressmen had hoped for. Their Democratic counterparts are enjoying some of the perks of the majority, like subcommittee chairmanships, a leader who’s setting the legislative agenda and a better shot at getting their own bills passed in the House. But for GOP Reps. Denver Riggleman, 5th, and Ben Cline, 6th, joining a chamber that’s bitterly divided along partisan lines has been frustrating, to say the least.

VaNews June 4, 2019



BEN CLINE DISCUSSES TARIFFS, TRUMP, MUELLER REPORT AT TOWN HALL

By MAX THORNBERRY, Northern Virginia Daily

Shenandoah County residents of all stripes and party affiliations streamed into the American Legion Post #199 on Monday morning to clear the air with their congressman. U.S. Rep. Ben Cline, (R-6th District), has been making the rounds through his district to meet his constituents, update them on his time in Washington as a freshman congressman, and hear the problems that face them back home.

VaNews June 4, 2019



CLINE ADDRESSES MUELLER REPORT, IMMIGRATION AT AMHERST TOWN HALL

By JUSTIN FAULCONER, Amherst New Era Progress

Nearly 200 miles away from the political gridlock in Washington, U.S. Rep. Ben Cline, R-6th, was all smiles on friendly soil at a town hall meeting in Monroe Wednesday. The freshman congressman, who succeeded Bob Goodlatte in January, greeted many gatherers by their first name as he shook hands and mingled at the Amherst-Monroe Ruritan Club in an event that drew roughly 50 people.

VaNews May 31, 2019



CLINE DISCUSSES WIDE RANGE OF ISSUES AT FIRST BOTETOURT TOWN HALL

By AILA BOYD, Fincastle Herald

During his first town hall in Botetourt County since being sworn into the 116th Congress, Rep. Ben Cline, R-6th, discussed everything from his first 100 days as a United States congressman to gun control to the Mueller Report to bipartisanship to fiscal conservatism to immigration.

VaNews May 3, 2019



CLINE REFLECTS ON FIRST 100 DAYS, BRIDGING PARTISAN DIVIDE

By JERRY BLAIR, News Virginian

Rep. Ben Cline is no stranger to D.C. politics although he’s just beyond the 100-day milestone of his freshman term. The Rockbridge County Republican, who secured his first term representing Virginia’s 6th Congressional District in November, served on his predecessor’s staff for eight years starting in the mid-1990s. That isn’t to say there haven’t been a few surprises for Cline on his return to the halls of Congress.

VaNews April 22, 2019



RICHMOND, WASHINGTON ‘180 DEGREES’ DIFFERENT, CLINE SAYS

By MIKE BOLLINGER, Highland Recorder (Subscription required)

Congressman Ben Cline spoke during the launch of the Rolling Study Hall program at Valley Elementary School last week. In an interview following that program, he said serving in Richmond as a state delegate and in Washington as a congressman are “180 degrees” different.

VaNews March 29, 2019