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
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after voting no on H.R. 5055, Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act:
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 3:00 p.m., the Task Force on Executive Overreach will hold a hearing titled, “The Federal Government on Autopilot: Delegation of Regulatory Authority to an Unaccountable Bureaucracy.”
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement today after federal Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled in favor of Congress in House of Representatives v. Burwell, which argues whether Section 1402 of ObamaCare can be funded without Congressional appropriation:
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., the Task Force on Executive Overreach will hold a hearing titled, “Executive Overreach in Foreign Affairs.” At the hearing, members of the task force will examine several instances in which President Obama has stretched the constitutional limits placed on his authority or simply ignored the law in foreign affairs.
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after welcoming members of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce to Washington DC for their 62nd annual lobbying trip on Capitol Hill:
Congressman Steve King meets with the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce.
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., the Task Force on Executive Overreach will hold a hearing titled, “Executive Overreach in Domestic Affairs Part II – IRS Abuse, Welfare Reform, and Other Issues.” The task force previously examined President Obama’s failure to constitutionally implement the Affordable Care Act and his abrogation of the nation’s immigration laws, and next week’s hearing will explore other examples o
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following House Floor statement in favor of the Amicus Brief Opposing Obama’s Executive Overreach on Immigration:
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after submitting his Ballot Initiative Amendment, allowing the States and more importantly the People to formally disapprove of refugee resettlement by ballot initiative, to the H.R. 4731 Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act: