Congressman Steve King

Representing the 4th District of Iowa

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Upholding the Constitution

I am committed to strictly interpreting the Constitution in light of its original meaning and the common understanding of the intentions of our Founding Fathers who wrote and ratified this founding document. Our Constitution is timeless and is just as legitimate today as when it was first written. The principles the Constitution embodies and the system of government it establishes has allowed our exceptional nation to flourish. When I was sworn into Congress, I took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution and I carry a copy of the Constitution with me in my pocket as constant reminder to uphold its principles.

I believe that our great Founding Fathers implicitly understood the threat posed to individual liberties by a large and intrusive federal government. One of the ways the Founding Fathers sought to limit the power of the federal government was by reserving powers to the individual states, and to the people themselves. I am a firm believer in states' rights, which is why I am a proud member of the Tenth Amendment Caucus, which focuses on restoring the critical balance between the powers of the states and those of the federal government.

More on Upholding the Constitution

Apr 8, 2014

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following excerpts from his questioning of the witness, Attorney General Eric Holder, at the House Judiciary Committee hearing today on “Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice.” The theme of King’s questioning of the witness was “Partisan, Political Persecution by Prosecuting the President’s Enemies.”

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Mar 25, 2014

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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To watch Congressman King’s full remarks, click here.

Mar 13, 2014

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following video statement in recognition of “Imperial Presidency Week” in the United States House of Representatives. Congressman King supported two bills the House passed this week: H.R. 4138, the Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments (ENFORCE) of the Law Act and H.R. 3973, the Faithful Execution of the Law Act.

Mar 6, 2014

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following excerpts from his speech at “The National Security Action Summit” today. This event was hosted by EMPAct America, Breitbart, and The Center for Security Policy.

“What happens to America if we simply sacrifice the Rule of Law because our sympathy is greater than our love for an essential pillar of American exceptionalism?

…We need to look inward to what made us great – freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, the Rule of Law, and free enterprise…

Mar 5, 2014

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement announcing he will neither speak at nor attend the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2014, and instead will join with other notable conservative leaders at “The National Security Action Summit”. This event will be hosted by EMPAct America, Breitbart, and the Center for Security Policy, and will take place at The Westin Hotel in National Harbor, MD starting at 8:00 am ET on Thursday, March 6. Tickets are available for free.

Feb 27, 2014

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following excerpts from his speech at the 5 year anniversary celebration of the Tea Party Patriots:

Feb 26, 2014

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following excerpts of his remarks and questioning of the witnesses at the House Judiciary Committee Hearing on “Enforcing the President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws:”


To watch Congressman King’s full remarks, click here.

Jan 28, 2014

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following video statement with his reactions and comments to President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address:

To watch Congressman Steve King’s full remarks, click here.

Sep 17, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement to commemorate Constitution Day, marking the 226th year since the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America. King is a member of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice and always carries a copy of the Constitution in his pocket.

Jun 4, 2013

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Steve King (IA-04) announced today that Tracie Gibler will join his staff effective Monday, June 10, 2013 to serve as Chief of Staff. In this role, she will oversee all operations of the Congressman's office. Most recently, Gibler served as Deputy Chief of Staff in the office of Iowa State Senate Republican Leader Bill Dix. Previous jobs have included directing the Iowa Senate Republican Majority Fund, where Gibler facilitated a total of 26 State Senate races.

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