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

Apr 14, 2020 Column

In recent weeks, the news has been grim. Mandatory shutdowns have closed off vast swaths of the nation’s economy, leaving many people at home to worry about their next paycheck and whether they will be able to pay their bills. People are being encouraged to wear masks in public because of the threat of infection that even routine tasks like going to the local grocery store may carry. Agricultural producers are seeing their livelihoods threatened as market disruptions exacerbated by this global pandemic increasingly threaten their ability to successfully run their operations.

Mar 5, 2020 Press Release

Pro-life Legislation provides “that human life shall be deemed to exist from conception.”

Feb 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington D.C- Congressman Steve King, Phyllis Schlafly’s “Favorite Congressman,” releases the following statement after voting against H.J. Res 79, an unconstitutional effort led by House Democrats which seeks to change the rules regarding the deadline for the pro-Abortion ERA's ratification in order to add it to the United States Constitution.

Feb 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington D.C- Congressman Steve King announces that he has earned FRC Action’s “True Blue” award for having obtained a perfect score of 100% on the organization’s 2019 scorecard. FRC Action is the legislative affiliate of the Family Research Council, a non-profit organization that advocates for issues promoting faith, family, and freedom.

Jan 23, 2020 Press Release

Congressman King’s work on the Heartbeat Bill (HR 490) singled out for emphasis from influential Pro-Life Organization

Nov 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C- Congressman Steve King today congratulated Melissa King, a resident of Emmetsburg, Iowa, for her selection as an “Angel in Adoption” by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Congressman King nominated the Palo Alto county resident for this recognition because of the “special affection for children in need” and the “outstanding dedication to finding loving homes for as many children as possible” she has demonstrated as a member of the Iowa Department of Human Services.

May 30, 2019 Press Release

“Heartbeat Champion Award” recognizes King’s leadership on federal “Heartbeat Bill” and his help and influence in multiple states.

Jan 11, 2019 Press Release

King, Grassley, Ernst to salute Iowa’s pro-life marchers on January 18 in Washington, D.C.

Jan 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Steve King releases the following statement regarding a story appearing in today’s edition of The New York Times.

Today, the New York Times is suggesting that I am an advocate for white nationalism and white supremacy. I want to make one thing abundantly clear; I reject those labels and the evil ideology that they define. Further, I condemn anyone that supports this evil and bigoted ideology which saw in its ultimate expression the systematic murder of 6 million innocent Jewish lives.

Oct 16, 2018 Column
Saving the Innocents’ Beating Hearts
The “Heartbeat Protection Act” (HR 490) would ensure that “when a heartbeat can be detected, the baby is protected” from abortion.
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