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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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after submitting four amendments to the Continuing Resolution (CR) in Rules Committee today:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement to express his concerns about H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act:
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.
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:
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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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.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after re-introducing the “No Hungry Kids Act,” H.R. 1363. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released new standards that have left children across the nation hungry during the school day because of calorie rationing. The "No Hungry Kids Act" repeals this USDA rule that created the new standards, prohibits the USDA's upper caloric limits, and protects the rights of parents to send their children to school with the foods of their choice.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. King also voted in favor of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015. This act prohibits taxpayer dollars from being used to perform abortions.
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after sending a letter to leaders of the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee regarding the Common Core State Standards Initiative. This letter asks that language be included in the FY2015 Appropriations Bill to restore state decision-making and accountability with respect to state academic content standards, including Common Core. There are 35 co-signers on the letter. Senator Chuck Grassley is the leader of a companion letter in the Senate.
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following video statement today with his reaction to the Supreme Court’s oral arguments on the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby case:
To watch Congressman King’s full remarks, click here.