Cline is the representative for Virginia’s 6th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Cline is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Cline.
Cline is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Cline has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jul 27, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Ben Cline sits on the following committees:
Cline was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Cline sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Cline’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4434: To require the head of an agency to issue and sign any rule ...
- H.R. 4433: To amend the Small Business Act to require the Administrator of the Small ...
- H.Res. 1086 (116th): 48-Hour Bill Review Resolution
- H.R. 7949 (116th): SMART Government Act
- H.R. 6651 (116th): Use Your Endowment Act
- H.R. 5706 (116th): Danger Pay for U.S. Marshals Act
- H.R. 3311 (116th): Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019
From Jan 2019 to Jul 2021, Cline missed 4 of 1,197 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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