Cline’s mysterious flip-flop on pregnant workers’ rights

I don’t compliment Congressman Cline here very often, but I did give him credit last September for voting in the House for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. Never mind. I take it back. The bill on which Cline voted AYE passed the House in the last session of Congress, but was not acted on in … Continue reading Cline’s mysterious flip-flop on pregnant workers’ rights

Cline votes against older workers (again) and veterans

In contrast to his recent vote against protecting pregnant workers, Congressman Cline displayed his usual consistency by voting NO on the Protecting Older Workers from Discrimination Act. Nearly 40 percent of the people in Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District are 50 years or older. The bill is a long-delayed response to a 2009 Supreme Court decision … Continue reading Cline votes against older workers (again) and veterans

Vital workers deserve more than “Thank you”

Thank you, Congressman Cline, for recognizing the hard and selfless work being done by millions of Americans to help sustain us during the COVID-19 emergency. But Congressman: Many of these absolutely essential workers are at or near the bottom of the ladder when it comes to pay, health care and job rights. Now that we … Continue reading Vital workers deserve more than “Thank you”

Cline celebrates repressive Texas abortion law

Congressman Cline is celebrating the passage of a Texas law that effectively outlaws legal abortion in the state (including in cases of rape and incest) to be enforced through a system of paid informants reminiscent of the Taliban and the East German Stasi. Last May Cline revealed how phony his “pro-life” position is when he … Continue reading Cline celebrates repressive Texas abortion law

Cline opposes increase in poverty-level minimum wage

Taking a break from being silent about President Trump’s racism, Congressman Cline joined virtually every other Republican in the House of Representatives to oppose an increase in the federal minimum wage from the current poverty-level $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour by 2024. The bill, passed by the Democratic majority, now goes to the … Continue reading Cline opposes increase in poverty-level minimum wage