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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Congressman Steve King released the following statement celebrating the House passage of important pro-life legislation he cosponsored. The legislation, H.R. 36, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” seeks to end abortions after an unborn child has attained the post-fertilization age of 20 weeks. There is substantial medical evidence that an unborn child is capable of experiencing pain at least by 20 weeks after fertilization, if not earlier.
Congressman Steve King today introduced a resolution calling upon courts within the United Kingdom to allow Charles “Charlie” William Gard, and his mother, Constance Rhoda Kelly Yates, to seek innovative medical care in any country where such care may be available. Charlie Gard is a critically ill, eleven month old child whose parents want the opportunity to bring him to the United States so that he may receive an experimental treatment for his rare genetic condition.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following Special Order speech, in which he took to the floor of the House of Representatives to introduce America to “Tanzania’s Miracle Kids.” The “Miracle Kids,” Wilson, Sadia, and Doreen, are the only survivors of a horrible bus accident which killed 36 people on May 6. The children’s lives were saved through the combined efforts of many people, including Congressman King, Dr. Steve Meyer of Sioux City, Rev.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after submitting seven amendments to the omnibus spending bill:
“During the November election, all Republicans including President Trump vowed to uphold our Constitution, cut spending and listen to the American people,” said King. “The 2017 omnibus spending bill provides Congress the unique opportunity to uphold those promises and that is why I have introduced 7 separate amendments to the omnibus spending bill.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement today welcoming the 44th annual March for Life to our Nation’s capital:
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing the Choices in Education Act of 2017. This bill would both promote and protect school choice by ensuring States the ability to carry out their education voucher program and by giving parents the ability to choose the best form of education for their children.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing “The Heartbeat Bill,” that would require physicians to detect the heartbeat and prohibit the abortion of a baby with a beating heart:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after re-introducing the End-of-Life Counseling Bill:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after re-introducing four immigration bills at the start of the 115th Congress: Sarah’s Law, Birthright Citizenship Act of 2017, Religious Worker Visa Reciprocity Act of 2017 and New IDEA Act.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing his substitute amendment to the Continuing Resolution (CR) that would set the discretionary budget at the $1.04 trillion level and would include the defunding of fourteen major provisions: