King Honored for 100% Pro-Worker Voting Record
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Washington, D.C.- Congressman Steve King (R-IA) released the following statement after being honored by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) for having compiled a 100% Pro-Worker Score on the CEI Congressional Labor Scorecard. The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty.
"We need our economy to start producing jobs again, and Congress can promote job creation by reducing the regulatory burden placed on job creators," said King. "CEI understands this, and I am honored to receive their award for compiling a 100% pro-worker voting record. I will continue to work to repeal job-killing regulations, like those established under the Davis-Bacon Act, so that the government will get out of the way of workers looking for jobs."
The CEI Labor Scorecard is kept in real time, and this year's scorecard grades Members of Congress on pro-worker votes cast during the 112th Congress. Included in the CEI scorecard this year was a key vote on an amendment introduced by Congressman King that sought to open up job opportunities in the construction industry by prohibiting the use of federal funds for the administration of Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements. Members of Congress who voted in favor of Congressman King's Davis-Bacon amendment received points on the CEI scorecard for casting a pro-worker vote.
Congressman King's A+ rating, as well as the ratings of every Member of Congress, can be viewed at CEI's labor scorecard website by clicking here.