King Announces Official Formation of Conservative Opportunity Society Hires Executive Director
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.
“When COS was first formed by Newt Gingrich and others in 1983, now over 30 years ago, it was done so to promote conservative ideas. COS was formed in the same kind of climate that exists today – a dissatisfaction about Washington from the American people and the direction of the Republican Party. COS is a group of Republican Members who are committed to representing the conservative agenda in the House of Representatives and throughout the U.S.
The mission of COS is to be the full-spectrum, Constitutional, conservative conscience of the House that advances policies based on our country's founding principles: the Rule of Law, limited government, a strong national defense and strong family values. COS will continue to restore the pillars of American Exceptionalism and get back to the ideals and principles of our Founding Fathers.
COS has hired an Executive Director, Chris Stevens, who is an attorney with a Constitutional conservative background and has several years’ experience on the Hill as Legislative Counsel.
His job will entail facilitating a coordinated effort within COS to work toward conservative legislative goals and take advantage of his exceptional network both on and off the Hill.”