Congressman Steve King

Representing the 4th District of Iowa

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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.

More on Traditional and Family Values

Feb 8, 2016 Press Release

“From the atrocities of Planned Parenthood to the urgent need to rethink immigration policy as part of national security, Rep. Steve King is someone who will go to bat for conservatives in the toughest of fights,” said ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp. “Liberals would like to silence conservatives on these important issues, and conservatives must come together make our voices heard. Always willing to defend the rights of all Americans including the unborn, and always willing to make Americans re-think the difference between immigration and citizenship, we know that Rep.

Jan 12, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement to announce who he will be giving his gallery ticket to the 2016 State of the Union address:

Dec 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after submitting his amendment, defunding Planned Parenthood, to the omnibus spending bill:

“It is the obligation of Congress to restore its Article I Constitutional authority and the balance of power,” said King. “This omnibus is the best opportunity to support and defend our Constitutional authority.

Dec 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after submitting his amendment, defunding the enforcement of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Same-Sex Marriage, to the omnibus spending bill:

“It is the obligation of Congress to restore its Article I Constitutional authority and the balance of power,” said King. “This omnibus is the best opportunity to support and defend our Constitutional authority.

Sep 30, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after submitting four amendments to the Continuing Resolution (CR) in Rules Committee today:

Sep 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement to express his concerns about H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act:

Jul 14, 2015 Column

The Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage is being painted as a loss for those who believe in traditional marriage. However, for those who believe in the Rule of Law it is a loss for the American people and our Republic.

Whether or not you believe in traditional marriage is now beside the point. Simply put, your voice no longer matters since five unelected judges did what they felt the American people were too inept to decide democratically for themselves.

Jul 10, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing the House Resolution of disapproving the Supreme Court’s opinion legalizing same-sex marriage:

Jun 26, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following video statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the gay marriage case, Obergefell v. Hodges:

 

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

Apr 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing his bill “Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act of 2015.” This bill strips federal courts of jurisdiction to hear cases related to marriage.  The effect of the bill would prevent federal courts from hearing marriage cases, leaving the issue to the States where it properly belongs. 

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