Current Position: US Representative of US House District 6 since 2019
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2022 US Representative for District 6
Former Position: State Delegate from 2002 – 2017

Ben Cline represents Virginia’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee. He previously served as a Member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 24th District from 2002-2018. In the Virginia House, Cline chaired the Committee on Militia, Police, and Public Safety.

Prior to his election to the House of Representatives in 2018, Ben was an attorney in private practice. From 2007 until 2013, he served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg.

Ben also worked for Congressman Bob Goodlatte, beginning as a member of his legislative staff in 1994 and ultimately serving as the Congressman’s Chief of Staff.

Source: Government page

OnAir Post: Ben Cline – VA6


Lawmakers remain divided following President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

As cases continue to soar, the president said it’s a way to combat the Delta variant.

Democratic Senator Mark Warner supports the plan.

“I think it is appropriate public health. It is the appropriate science. It is the appropriate thing to keep our schools open our kids safe, our economy moving,” Sen. Warner said.

Warner said it’s heartbreaking to see so many unvaccinated people get sick and die because of the virus.

He said the science is clear vaccines work.

“I think it’s the ultimate act of selfishness of those individuals who are not doing what is scientifically proven,” Sen. Warner added.

Congressman Ben Cline (R-6) opposes the president’s moves.

He said in a tweet that Biden’s mandate is a gross abuse of power.

“The government should not be mandating the vaccine on American citizens,” Rep. Cline said,

Cline said leaders should encourage people to get the vaccine.

He said he even got the shot, but added everyone should do what’s best for them.


WASHINGTON – Last week, Congressmen Ben Cline (VA-06) introduced H.R. 4866 – the Federal Insurance Office Elimination Act.

Created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the Federal Insurance Office is a glaring example of redundancy and overreach within the Treasury Department. Continuing its expansion, President Biden recently issued an Executive Order which further delegates the responsibilities of the state level insurance regulators to the Federal government. This legislation would eliminate the unnecessary Federal Insurance Office.

“As a member of the Virginia General Assembly, I stood against Federal overreach into areas traditionally reserved for states and localities. When the Federal government began to apply duplicative and onerous regulations on insurance, costs went up for millions of Americans. Repealing authorization for this expansive bureaucracy, known as the Federal Insurance Office, is a positive step toward draining the swamp and in returning power to the states and people where it rightfully belongs.”

Text of the legislation can be found here. Background on why this bill is necessary can be found here.



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Source: Campaign page

Ben Cline’s values were shaped growing up right here in the Shenandoah Valley.  He graduated from Lexington High School in 1990, and earned a law degree from the University of Richmond.   Introduced by mutual friends, Ben and his wife Elizabeth met in 2004, and are raising their daughters in Rockbridge County.

Ben’s made a name for himself taking on the status quo in Richmond – never failing to champion common sense, conservative legislation that challenged the liberal orthodoxy of several sitting Democratic Governors.  As co-chair of the Americans for Prosperity (AFP) chapter in Virginia, Ben was at the forefront of protecting our economic freedom. From helping kill Tim Kaine’s tax hike to crafting budget cuts to our bloated state bureaucracy, Ben was at the center of the resistance against the push for bigger and unaccountable government. This year, Ben Cline’s multi-year effort to end unrecorded voice votes in the General Assembly finally became reality. Now, no bill can be killed without the public knowing which elected officials voted to do so, a major victory for transparency in Richmond.

He also stood up to his own party leadership in the House of Delegates when they pushed to join Democrats in raising taxes.  Ben wouldn’t have it.   He’s forged a path in the General Assembly as a leading conservative fighter serving as House Chairman of the Conservative Caucus, holding those in power accountable and fighting to clean up bureaucratic waste and the political cronyism that grips our system.  Ben successfully pushed the first significant tax relief since the car tax passage, while also sponsoring legislation that would ban sanctuary cities and a “Constitutional Carry” bill to allow law abiding individuals to carry concealed weapons. His leadership on protecting the 2nd Amendment is highlighted by his recent appointment as Chairman of the Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee in the House of Delegates. He is the last line of defense in the General Assembly against the Democrat’s aggressive gun control agenda.

Ben’s efforts have earned him the American Conservative Union’s (ACU)   “Conservative Excellence Award” as well as top ratings from leading conservative groups like the VA Tea Party Patriot Federation, the Virginia Family Foundation and an A+ rating from the NRA.

While in the House of Delegates, Ben is also an attorney in private practice and has previously served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney.  Prior to that, Ben owned his own small business providing marketing assistance to rural internet and high-tech companies.  Upon graduating from college, he served as an aide to Congressman Bob Goodlatte, where he eventually became Chief of Staff.

Ben and his family attend St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Rockbridge County.  He is a  member of the Kerrs Creek Ruritan Club and the Lexington Lion’s Club.



  • JD
    University of Richmond


Membership & Affiliation

  • St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
  • Kerrs Creek Ruritan Club
  • Lexington Lion’s Club




Washington Office
1009 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5431
Fax: (202) 225-9681

Harrisonburg Office
70 N Mason St, Suite 110
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Phone: (540) 432-2391
Fax: (540) 432-6593

Lynchburg Office
916 Main St, Suite 300
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Phone: (434) 845-8306
Fax: (434) 845-8245

Roanoke Office
10 Franklin Rd SE, Suite 510
Roanoke, VA 24011
Phone: (540) 857-2672
Fax: 540) 857-2675

Staunton Office
117 S Lewis St, Suite 215
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: (540) 885-3861
Fax: (540) 885-3930


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  • Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
  • Committee on the Budget

Recent Elections


Ben Cline (R)246,60664.6%
Nicholas Betts (D)134,72935.3%
Write In (Write-in)4780.1%


Ben Cline (R)167,95759.69%
Jennifer Lynn Lewis (D)113,13340.21%
Write In (Write-in)2870.10%


Ben Cline (R)17,35171.9%
John Crawford Winfrey ()6,68327.7%
Write In (Write-in)1010.4%


Ben Cline (R)13,48870.8%
Ellen Mary Arthur (D)5,51729.0%
Write In (Write-in)360.2%

Source: Department of Elections


CLINE, BEN L has run in 9 races for public office, winning 9 of them. The candidate has raised a total of$1,985,942.

Source: Follow the Money



House Committee on Education & Labor
House Judiciary Committee


Subcommittee on Workforce Protection
Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart




February 5, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Ben Cline attended his first State of the Union address as representative for the Sixth Congressional District on Tuesday night (February 5). Following remarks by President Donald Trump, Cline released the following statement.

February 4, 2019 Editorial

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump will deliver the annual State of the Union address.

January 31, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Ben Cline (VA-06) issued the following statement against H.R. 1 following a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, January 29.

January 29, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Ben Cline (VA-06) announced his appointment to several House subcommittees Tuesday (January 29) which will benefit the people of the Sixth Congressional District.

January 17, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Ben Cline (VA-06) announced today (January 17) that he has been named to the House Committee on Education and Labor and the House Judiciary Committee for the 116th Congress.

January 8, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Ben Cline (VA-06) announced that as of his official swearing-in on January 3, he has completed the hiring of staff for his Washington and District offices.

January 7, 2019 Video

Friday morning (January 4), Congressman Ben Cline (VA-06) visited with the team at WSLS 10 News about taking the oath of office Thursday (January 3) and the work ahead as he represent the people of Virginia’s 6th Congressional District.



July 25, 2019 Press Release

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 23, passed H.R. 3311, the Small Business Reorganization Act. The bill, introduced by Congressman Ben Cline (VA-06), would simplify the process for small businesses to use bankruptcy as a means of reorganization.

February 4, 2019 Editorial

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump will deliver the annual State of the Union address.



July 30, 2019 Press Release

The legislation expands American Legion membership criteria to include all honorably discharged veterans who served during unrecognized times of war.

July 23, 2019 Press Release

The U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 504, the LEGION Act, on Tuesday, July 23. Congressman Ben Cline introduced the bipartisan House version of the bill, along with Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46), on March 8.

July 5, 2019 Press Release

Congressmen Ben Cline (VA-06) and Steve Cohen (TN-09) recently introduced the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act.

June 21, 2019 Blog Post

Earlier this month, the MISSION Act became effective after being signed into law last year.

March 11, 2019 Press Release

H.R. 1641, the LEGION Act, was introduced Friday (March 8) by Congressmen Ben Cline (VA-06) and Lou Correa (CA-46). The bill, 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).

February 1, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Ben Cline (VA-06) announced on Friday (February 1) the opening of the HIRE Vets Medallion Award application. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.