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 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.
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after re-introducing two Constitutional Bills: H.R.140, the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2015 and H.J. Res 16, to repeal the 16th Amendment to the Constitution. Congressman King serves on the House Judiciary Committee’s Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee in the 114th Congress.
H.R. 140, the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2015:
This week, Members elected to the 114th Congress will rise, place their left hand on the Bible, raise their right hand and state,
“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after congratulating Sadie Lewman of Farnhamville, Iowa on winning the 2014 Congressional Art Competition for the Fourth District of Iowa. Lewman’s artwork is a pen drawing and water color of a pair of running shoes, entitled “Runner’s High.” Her artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year alongside the winning selections from other Congressional Districts across the country. Each winner is given airfare for two to visit Washington, D.C.