Congressman Steve King

Representing the 4th District of Iowa


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King Introduces Substitute Conservative CR

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:

“It is the obligation of Congress to restore its Article I Constitutional authority by ultimately working towards balancing the budget,” said King. “As a result of Congress failing to make any progress in that direction, I have introduced a substitute conservative CR that would set the discretionary budget at the $1.04 trillion level, fulfilling the promise Congress made to the American people in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and making a nearly $30 billion annual savings from the current level. It would also eradicate the fourteen following provisions:

1.Defund President Obama’s amnesty programs for illegal aliens; specifically: DACA, DAPA, and the Morton memos.

2.Defund Obamacare.

3.Defund the President’s attempt to bring refugees into the U.S.

4.Defund the President’s agency guidance dealing with trans-gender bathrooms in schools.

5.Defund the Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule.

6.Defund EPA’s new WOTUS definition.

7.Defund the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule.

8.Defund the Clean Power Plan Rule.

9.Block any federal funding from going to Planned Parenthood.

10.Defund the President’s Iran Nuclear Deal.

11.Defund any and all executive action that upholds policy products of the COP21 Conference agreement.

12.Defund executive enforcement of the Obergefell Supreme Court decision.

13.Defund Dodd-Frank in its entirety.

14.Defund internet domain transfer.

Running through February 2017, this CR would defund wasteful and unconstitutional spending while supporting and defending Congress’s Constitutional authority. It is time Congress fulfilled the promises we all made to our constituents in 2014. Right now, the future of our nation and the future of the next generation hangs in the balance. Instead of kicking the can down the road by passing a clean CR, we are situated to actually fight to defund these items, fight for our budget, and fight for the American people.”

Original Co-Sponsors:

Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX-36]

Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL-05]

Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX-01]

Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ-04]

Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD-01]

Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA-10]

Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS-01]

Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA-01]

Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC-09]

Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL-03]

To view the original text of the CR, click here.

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