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, Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, releases the following photo and statement after appearing today at a rally held in front of the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Jack Phillips, a Colorado cake baker. Phillips has been sanctioned by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission for refusing to design cakes for same-sex ceremonies. Phillips contends that Colorado’s efforts to force him to do so violate his First Amendment right to freely exercise his sincere religious convictions.
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Congressman Steve King announced today that he has introduced H.R. 3688, the “Winnebago Land Transfer Act of 2017”. King’s legislation seeks to restore several tracts of land located in Woodbury and Monona Counties to the Winnebago Tribe. In 1976, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals found that the United States lacked authority to take the land through the eminent domain process because Congress had not taken the necessary actions to abrogate the Treaty of March 8, 1865.
Congressman Steve King released the following video of statements he made during Judiciary Committee debate of legislation requiring the Attorney General to provide copies of any document, record, audio recording, memo, correspondence, or other communication that refers or relates to a number of troubling aspects of James Comey’s tenure as FBI director.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) have jointly introduced important gun rights legislation that removes silencers and mufflers from federal regulation. The legislation is known as the “Silencers Help Us Save Hearing” Act of 2017 (SHUSH Act). If enacted, the SHUSH Act would remove suppressors from federal regulation, ensuring that they are treated the same as other gun accessories. As a result, the purchase of a suppressor would no longer be subjected to the costly and burdensome process required under current law.
Washington, D.C. – Chairman Steve King released the following opening remarks in the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice hearing on Examining Ethical Responsibilities Regarding Attorney Advertising:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing a resolution condemning the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit for rejecting and ruling against President Trump’s executive order on immigration.