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

Feb 13, 2017 Press Release

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.

Feb 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement concerning the Des Moines Public School Board introducing two unconstitutional immigration resolutions this evening:

Feb 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after re-introducing the National Right To Work Act in the 115th Congress along with Congressman Joe Wilson. This bill would repeal the provisions in federal law that make "forced dues" the default labor law of the country:

Jan 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement today welcoming the 44th annual March for Life to our Nation’s capital:

To watch Congressman Steve King’s full remarks, click here.

Jan 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement announcing his committee assignments and subcommittee chairmanship for the 115th Congress:

Jan 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after voting YES to pass the 2017 budget resolution, beginning the process of repealing Obamacare:

Jan 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing ‘Kate’s Law’ into the 115th Congress. Named in honor of Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old woman tragically shot and killed by an illegal alien who had several felony convictions and had been deported from the United States five times, this legislation would amend federal law to impose a mandatory minimum sentence of five years for any illegal reentry offense. This bill was originally introduced on July 9, 2015 by former Congressman Matt Salmon.

Jan 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after his amendment to H.R. 26, Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 (REINS Act) passed the House:

“I believe it is the obligation of this 115th Congress to both restore Article 1 authority to Congress and to rein in our out of control spending,” said King. “Today we took a step in that direction with the passing of the REINS Act along with my amendment.

Jan 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing an amendment, similar to his Sunset Act, to H.R. 26, Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 (REINS Act):

To watch Congressman Steve King’s full remarks, click here.

Jan 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after re-introducing four immigration bills at the start of the 115th Congress: Sarah’s Law, Birthright Citizenship Act of 2017, Religious Worker Visa Reciprocity Act of 2017 and New IDEA Act.

Sarah’s Law:

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