Congressman Steve King

Representing the 4th District of Iowa

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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.

More on Upholding the Constitution

Apr 23, 2019 Column

Have you heard the news?

It is being reported that California’s junior senator, Kamala Harris, will soon introduce legislation that will lift the ban on illegal aliens working in congressional offices. What a dangerous and hypocritical proposal.

Mar 8, 2019 Press Release

“The Democrats won’t fund President Trump’s wall, but they can’t wait to spend the same tax money on Democratic campaigns and Democratic political consultants.”

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Steve King releases this statement following his vote against H.R.1, legislation introduced by House Democrats that seeks to force American taxpayers to fund political campaigns. Speaker Pelosi’s partisan legislation passed the House without a single Republican vote.

Feb 27, 2019 Press Release

“If H.R. 8 ever gets to President Trump’s desk, I will certainly encourage him to veto it.”

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Steve King releases this statement following his vote today against H.R. 8,  a resolution introduced by House Democrats that seeks to place unconstitutional restrictions on the God-given, 2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms enshrined for all Americans in our Constitution. H.R. 8 passed the House of Representatives on a 240-190 vote, with Congressman King voting against the legislation.

Dec 11, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Steve King, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, releases this video of his questioning of Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, during today’s hearing entitled "Transparency and Accountability: Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use, and Filtering Practices." In his questioning, King was particularly interested in discussing Google’s lack of transparency concerning both the composition of its 1,000 member strong “search team” and also the search algorithms they work on.

Sep 27, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Steve King, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, releases the following photo and video of today’s hearing examining “The State of Intellectual Freedom in America.” Chairman King, a conservative user of Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, is an acknowledged leader in efforts to prevent Internet social media companies from abusing their platforms to censor conservative political views.

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.

Jul 12, 2018 Press Release

Tells Strzok: “It’s not possible, under oath, to tell the American people that there’s not bias. The evidence of bias is replete in the evidence that we have.”

Jun 28, 2018 Press Release

King votes for House Resolution demanding DOJ Comply with Congressional subpoenas by July 6th

 

Jun 19, 2018 Press Release

IG Report Reveals FBI Investigators Were Aware of Obama’s Public Statements

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