Congressman Steve King

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King Backs Iowa House Action on California’s Unconstitutional Law

Apr 3, 2014
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after the Iowa House of Representatives passed House Resolution 123. The resolution requests that California repeal the unconstitutional law which limits the sale of eggs in that state. Governor Branstad has also joined a multi-state lawsuit against California’s action.

“I appreciate the bipartisan effort of the Iowa House in taking another step forward in ensuring we protect both Iowa and American famers and producers, including egg producers, from California’s unconstitutional overreach,” said King. “The resolution stems from my amendment to the Farm Bill (Protect Interstate Commerce Act, PICA), that was adopted by the United States House of Representatives, but was not included in the final version of the Farm Bill. This was due to the aggressive Vegan Lobby’s - the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), nationwide misinformation campaign against my amendment . Taken together, my work on the Farm Bill, Governor Branstad's work in joining the multi-state lawsuit over this issue, and today, the Iowa House's work in condemning California’s actions, Iowans have led the fight against this unconstitutional law. Working together we can restore the Commerce Clause of the Constitution.”

The full resolution can be viewed here.

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