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Congressman Cline Appointed to the Bipartisan House Task Force on Artificial Intelligence

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Speaker Mike Johnson appointed Congressman Ben Cline (R-VA) to the newly created bipartisan House Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The goal of the Task Force is to explore how Congress can ensure America continues to lead the world in AI innovation while considering guardrails that may be appropriate to safeguard the nation against current and emerging thre...

Congressman Ben Cline Selected As Impeachment Manager, Vows To Hold Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Accountable

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WASHINGTON, D.C.– Tonight, Congressman Ben Cline (R-VA) released the following statement on his vote to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas: "Secretary Mayorkas has knowingly and willfully neglected his oath of office, plunging America into the worst border crisis in our history," Rep. Cline said. "Every community, including Virginia’s Sixth District, is now a bord...

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Could Be Impeached on Tuesday

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Rebecca Downs | Town Hall In the early morning hours of last Wednesday, after a markup that lasted 15 hours, the House Homeland Security Committee voted to advance articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The effort has been years in the making, with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) reminding Townhall last week that we are where we are t...

Virginia lawmakers react to border battle, weigh in on border security bill negotiations

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Kelsey Childress | ABC 13 Virginia lawmakers are weighing in on the situation happening at the Texas border, along with the negotiations taking place on Capitol Hill to come to a conclusion to fix it. This comes as the House Homeland Security Committee is set to vote on a resolution to impeach Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for what they said is his failure to secure the border, which has allowed mi...

U.S. Congressman Ben Cline rings bell for Red Kettle campaign at Bonsack Walmart

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Amy Cockerham | WSLS 10 People in the community came out on Friday to spread Christmas cheer and fundraise for a good cause, including U.S. Congressman Ben Cline. Cline was out ringing a bell at the Bonsack Walmart as part of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign. The money raised helps the organization run the domestic violence shelter, the senior program, and much more. Click here to read mor...

RSC BUDGET AND SPENDING TASK FORCE CHAIR CLINE, RSC LEAD LETTER TO TREASURY ON RULE CHANGE THAT WOULD FUEL WASTE AND ABUSE OF UNSPENT COVID-19 FUNDS

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Today, Republican Study Committee’s (RSC) Budget and Spending Task Force Chairman Ben Cline (R-VA) and RSC Chairman Kevin Hern (R-OK) sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen demanding that the Treasury Department roll back an Interim Final Rule (IFR) that would allow state and local governments to hoard tens of billions in unspent COVID funds from the 2021 American Rescue Plan (ARP)....

REP. CLINE INTRODUCES BILL TO PREVENT UNIVERSITIES FROM USING TAXPAYER-FUNDED GRANTS FOR WOKE DEI PROGRAMS

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Today, Congressman Ben Cline (R-VA) introduced the Federal Grant Accountability Act. This legislation would ensure that higher education institutions are properly using taxpayer-funded federal grant money solely for conducting research projects, rather than for funding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, by requiring reports on how indirect cost reimbursements are being allocated t...

National Wreaths Across America Day honored in Salem

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Amaiya Howard | WDBJ 7 Saturday, people across our hometowns remembered the fallen and honored those who served, through National Wreaths Across America Day. The community rallied together at a ceremony in Salem to begin placing wreaths for fallen heroes. A cool breeze filled East Hill Cemetery as locals gathered to honor their memory. Volunteers Cheryl Ponce and Chyrel Gregorieff have a long mili...

HOUSE PASSES REP. CLINE’S BIPARTISAN BILL TO REIN IN UNELECTED BUREAUCRATS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ben Cline’s (VA-06) Ensuring Accountability in Agency Rulemaking Act (H.R. 357), cosponsored by Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02), passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bipartisan legislation will provide greater accountability to taxpayers in the regulatory process by requiring all rules, except in limited circumstances, to be signed and issued by ...

Rep. Cline reacts to FBI Director Wray’s call to renew warrantless surveillance powers

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Just The News Representative Ben Cline (R-VA) talks about FBI Director Chris Wray’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday where he urged lawmakers to reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. “One way the [intelligence agencies] could begin to build back that trust with the American people is to embrace a warrant requirement for searching Americans’ data o...

Key congressman slams FBI Director on FISA: 'Scare tactics don’t work'

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Charlotte Hazard | Just The News Congressman Ben Cline, R-Va., slammed FBI Director Christopher Wray on FISA renewal, saying that scare tactics won't get the trust of the American people. "The scare tactics don't work," Cline said on the Tuesday edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "We have seen the abuse of this under Chris Wray's leadership. There are many who don't believe it shoul...