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

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.
Aug 23, 2018 Press Release

Phyllis Schlafly’s “Favorite Congressman” honored for advancing “pro-life, pro-family, America First values” in Congress

Aug 9, 2018 Column

It has become a staple of baseball lore, and I was reminded of it while watching Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby on television during the All-Star Game festivities.

In 1932, the great New York Yankees slugger, Babe Ruth, is said to have “called his shot.” Some accounts say Ruth stepped up to the plate, pointed to the outfield wall at Wrigley Field, and, moments later, proceeded to hit a towering home run into the stands just above where he had pointed. The Yankees went on to win that game and the World Series.

May 14, 2018 Press Release

Book Recounts Story of Efforts to Save Tanzania’s Miracle Kids

Washington, D.C.- In case you missed it, on 5/12/18, KTIV’s (Sioux City, IA) Matt Breen was joined by Dr. Steve Meyer, of the Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries (STEMM) to discuss Meyer’s book, “Answer the Call.” The book recounts the chain of miracles that was needed to save the lives of Tanzania’s Miracle Kids.

May 2, 2018 Press Release

Congressman commends IA General Assembly for Heartbeat Bill vote that paves way for challenge to Roe v Wade.

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