Traditional and Family Values
I support traditional family values. This starts with the most precious gift we are given - life. I hold steadfast in my belief that life begins at conception. Just as our Founding Fathers acknowledged in the Declaration of Independence, we must protect life as one our most fundamental, unalienable rights. A moral society cannot be sustained unless full human rights are extended to the unborn. In Congress, I have cosponsored the Life at Conception Act, which would establish personhood at the moment of conception and guarantee the constitutional right to life for unborn children. I have also cosponsored the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which would prohibit taxpayer dollars from being use to perform abortions.
I am also a strong supporter of traditional marriage. This union between a man and a woman is the building block of the family and the cornerstone of our society. Thirty-one states have either passed constitutional amendments to define marriage as between one man and one woman or have passed initiatives that uphold this traditional definition. I believe the United States should pass a constitutional amendment to defend marriage as the union between one man and one woman.
I believe that education policy plays an important role in supporting families as well. As the spouse of a former Iowa teacher, I realize the decisions about education are among the most important decisions that families make. I believe we must give our children the best foundation possible and that starts by giving parents more options in the education of their children. School choice will result in parents being able to send their children to safer, better schools. I support efforts to take education out of the hands of the federal government and put it back in the hands of state legislatures, local policymakers and parents who know how best to meet the educational needs of their students.
Parents provide the foundation for the family, and yet, I am concerned that in today's culture, the rights of parents are being threatened. The federal government and a runaway judiciary have started down the path of empowering the government and court system to play an active role in the lives of our children. I believe parents have the right to direct the upbringing and education of their children, should be protected, which is why I am a proud cosponsor of H.J.Res.3, a constitutional amendment to protect parental rights from being infringed by the federal government or foreign entities.
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Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after sending a letter to leaders of the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee regarding the Common Core State Standards Initiative. This letter asks that language be included in the FY2015 Appropriations Bill to restore state decision-making and accountability with respect to state academic content standards, including Common Core. There are 35 co-signers on the letter. Senator Chuck Grassley is the leader of a companion letter in the Senate.
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following video statement today with his reaction to the Supreme Court’s oral arguments on the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby case:
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Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. This act would prohibit federal tax dollars from being used to fund abortions. Additionally, it requires insurance plans on healthcare.gov to display whether abortion procedures are covered in that specific plan. This bill passed with bipartisan support out of the Judiciary Committee before heading to today’s floor vote.
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following video statement to mark the 41st anniversary of the March for Life rally for those who came from Iowa to Washington, D.C. to stand up for the innocent unborn:
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Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King (R-IA) released the following statement to commemorate Constitution Day, marking the 225th year since the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America. King is a member of the House Judiciary Constitution Subcommittee and is never caught without a copy of the Constitution in his pocket.
Sioux City, IA- Congressman Steve King released the following statement after receiving the "Standing up for America's Seniors Award" today from the RetireSafe organization. RetireSafe is a grassroots organization that advocates and educates on behalf of America's seniors on issues regarding Social Security, Medicare, health and financial well being. According to RetireSafe, the organization is "continuing its recognition of Members of Congress who are not afraid to stand up for America's seniors.
Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement today to announce a Judiciary Committee hearing on the Official English Act, legislation King has championed since 2003 when he was sworn into Congress, will be held next Thursday, August 2nd. The Official English Act, H.R. 997, declares English as our official language and requires representatives of the federal government to encourage individuals to learn English, establishes a uniform language requirement for naturalization, and requires functions of the United States to be conducted in English.
Washington, DC- Congressman King released the following statement after his Defense of Marriage Act amendment passed on the House floor today. The amendment will require that no money spent on our military will be used to violate the Defense of Marriage Act.
Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following video of his questioning of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in a Judiciary Committee Hearing today regarding President Obama's amnesty edict.
Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement after congratulating Madison Clark of Council Bluffs, Iowa on winning the Fifth District Congressional Art Competition today. Clark's piece, "Abigail," a drawing of her best friend, was selected by a panel of judges from western Iowa and will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol alongside the winning selections from other Congressional Districts across the country. Each winner is given airfare for two to visit Washington, DC for an awards ceremony.