Upholding the Constitution
I am committed to strictly interpreting the Constitution in light of its original meaning and the common understanding of the intentions of our Founding Fathers who wrote and ratified this founding document. Our Constitution is timeless and is just as legitimate today as when it was first written. The principles the Constitution embodies and the system of government it establishes has allowed our exceptional nation to flourish. When I was sworn into Congress, I took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution and I carry a copy of the Constitution with me in my pocket as constant reminder to uphold its principles.
I believe that our great Founding Fathers implicitly understood the threat posed to individual liberties by a large and intrusive federal government. One of the ways the Founding Fathers sought to limit the power of the federal government was by reserving powers to the individual states, and to the people themselves. I am a firm believer in states' rights, which is why I am a proud member of the Tenth Amendment Caucus, which focuses on restoring the critical balance between the powers of the states and those of the federal government.
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after voting yes on H.R. 3662, the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act:
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:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after voting no on the omnibus spending bill:
The House of Representatives will decide the destiny of the Republican Party and the nation when we select a new speaker.
As the people’s House, it is our duty to be the voice of the American people, and in the last few years, the voters have not been heard. Our next speaker needs to offer a bold vision that inspires our conference as well as the American people we represent.
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 call for open dialogue and a deliberate process to elect a new Speaker of the House Representatives:
Washington, DC - Congressman Steve King released the following statement to commemorate Constitution Day, marking the 228th year since the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America. King is a member of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice and always carries a copy of the Constitution in his pocket.
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Steve King released the following statement to announce that the longstanding House Republican Conference Member’s group called the Conservative Opportunity Society (COS) has formalized into an official organization and hired Chris Stevens as the Executive Director. Congressman King has been the Chairman of COS for over a decade. COS has been a weekly House Republican Member’s breakfast every Wednesday morning that Congress is in session.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after re-introducing H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing H.R. 917, the Sunshine in the Courtroom Act. The legislation allows judges at all federal court levels to open their courtrooms to television cameras and radio broadcasts.