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

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:

Jan 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing, in conjunction with his 100% repeal Obamacare Act also introduced today at the start of the 115th Congress, a bill to prohibit the Supreme Court from Citing Obamacare in future decisions.

Dec 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing his substitute amendment to the Continuing Resolution (CR) that would set the discretionary budget at the $1.04 trillion level and would include the defunding of fourteen major provisions:

Sep 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after submitting his substitute conservative Continuing Resolution (CR), H.J. RES. 99, that would set the discretionary budgetary level at $1.04 trillion, and will include defunding fourteen of President Obama’s unconstitutional major policies and programs:

Sep 21, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following questioning of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen during this morning’s House Judiciary Committee’s “Hearing on the Impeachment Articles Referred on John Koskinen, Part III.”

Jul 12, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following questioning of Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the House Judiciary Committee’s oversight hearing of the Department of Justice. Mr. King examined both the DOJ’s failure to press criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her mishandling of classified information and the Attorney General’s secret meeting with former President Bill Clinton in light of FBI Director Comey's announcement.

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