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.
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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…
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.
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following excerpts from his speech at the 5 year anniversary celebration of the Tea Party Patriots:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement after participating in a press conference to honor Dr. Norman Borlaug today at the Iowa State Historical Museum. Dr. Borlaug, an agronomist, received the Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal for his tremendous contributions to increasing food stability. In 2011, the Iowa legislature approved a resolution directing a statue of Dr. Borlaug to be created and placed in the United States Capitol to honor his impact on Iowa and the world.
Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King addressed the crowd at the 40th Anniversary of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) from the main stage in the Potomac Ballroom this last Saturday, March 16 from the Gaylord National Hotel. An excerpt from his speech is included; to watch the speech click the image below: