News From Congressman Ben Cline
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Sixth District Perspectives
with Congressman Ben Cline

     Representing the citizens of the Sixth District in the House has been the greatest honor of my life, and I am pleased to have the privilege of continuing to serve as your Congressman. Know that as the116th Congress comes to a close, I will remain an advocate for the citizens of our District. And as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, I am committed to providing Sixth District residents with the most up-to-date information on the coronavirus and believe you may find the resources listed below useful. Finally, as Veterans Day approaches, we honor all who served our Nation in uniform and the families who stand beside them. 

Humbled and Honored:

     I am incredibly humbled by the opportunity to continue serving on behalf of Sixth District residents in the 117th Congress. I take this responsibility seriously and look forward to once again fighting for the values we hold dear. Since being sworn in, I have advocated fiscal responsibility, stood for life, defended our Second Amendment, fought for farmers, attempted to repair our crumbling infrastructure, and supported our veterans and first responders. I remain a champion for conservative principles and always prioritize assisting residents across the District who need help dealing with the Federal government. Since January of 2019, my dedicated staff and I have worked to close nearly 2,767 cases and fought to ensure constituents receive the benefits to which they are entitled. If you ever need help dealing with a federal agency, whether it be the Department of Veterans Affairs, IRS, State Department, or any other, please know that my office is here to help. 


IRS Updates:

     The IRS has designated this coming Tuesday, November 10, as National Economic Impact Payment Registration Day. This is part of the agency’s final push to encourage everyone who does not normally file a tax return to register to receive an Emergency Relief Check. If you are a non-filer and have yet to receive your check, click here to submit your information before the November 21 deadline. 


     Please be aware, the IRS is warning of a new text scam created by thieves that trick people into disclosing bank account information under the guise of receiving a $1200 Emergency Relief Check. Please know, the IRS will never request such information via text. To learn more, click here


COVID-19 Resources:

     Over the past several months I have strived to provide constituents with the most up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus and will continue to do so as our Nation navigates this pandemic. Below please find information and resources from across the Federal government that I believe you might find useful. 

USDA: Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 Application

IRS: Non-Filers Tool (Emergency Relief Check)

CDC: Mental Heath and Coping During COVID-19

HHS: Explaining Operation Warp Speed


Veterans and Military Families Month:

     Knowing things at home are taken care of is vital to those serving our Nation. This month we honor and recognize these unsung heroes and their sacrifices as we celebrate National Veterans and Military Families Month. In the President's proclamation in officially declaring this month as such, he said, "Our Nation’s service members -- past and present -- and their families represent the very best of America. Motivated by patriotism and love of country, our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and Space Warfighters serve at home and abroad with professionalism, ingenuity, integrity, and devotion. Their families always stand beside them in their missions and as they transition to civilian life. During National Veterans and Military Families Month, we celebrate the loved ones of our country’s men and women in uniform and recognize the sacrifices they have made in support of our Nation’s heroes."


Veterans History Project:

     The Veterans History Project, which was created by Congress in 2000 and is facilitated by the Library of Congress, collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American veterans so that future generations may hear directly from servicemembers and better understand the realities of war. This week the project is celebrating its 20th anniversary and will be hosting a number of performances and panel discussions to mark the occasion. For a complete schedule of events and to stream them live, please visit the Veterans History Project Facebook page here. If you or someone you know may want to participate in a Veterans History Project of your own, my district offices are standing by to help. 


     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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