Steve King

Steve King

IOWA's 4th DISTRICT

King votes YES on Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act

2016/02/02

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after voting yes on H.R. 3662, the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act:

“For more than two decades, Congress has developed and passed strong economic sanctions against Iran in response to Iran’s nuclear program, development of ballistic missiles and support for terrorism,” said King. “President Obama has destroyed the Rule of Law by usurping this power from Congress and taking it upon himself to negotiate the Iran Nuclear deal without the oversight or consent of Congress. Now, Congress must work to restore its Article I Constitutional authority and the balance of power by holding the President accountable.

In light of the Iran Nuclear Deal, the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act, would constrain the President from unilaterally removing sanctions on foreign financial institutions, Iranian individuals and entities with terrorist ties. This bill gives Congress the authority to protect our allies including Israel by ensuring that Hezbollah, Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad are designated as terrorist organizations. It will also help prevent the estimated $150 billion in funds and assets from the Iran Nuclear Deal from funding terrorists.

For these reasons, I voted YES on the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act, fulfilling the promise I have made to my constituents to restore Article I Constitutional authority to the United States Congress.” 

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King votes YES on Overriding the President’s Veto of ObamaCare Repeal

2016/02/02

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after voting yes on Veto Message H.R. 3762, Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015:

“ObamaCare was passed by hook, crook and legislative shenanigan and has been rejected by the American people multiple times,” said King. “Since passage, the President has unilaterally ignored the law to delay mandates, rewrite the bill’s language related to exchanges and move to bailout co-ops and insurance companies without oversight or Congressional input.

Now, he has vetoed a bill to partially repeal Obamacare. The President continues to choose to ignore the will of the people, destroying the Rule of Law in the process. For this reason, I supported the Veto Message on Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015. This bill will once again repeal major provisions of Obamacare as well as placing a suspension on federal Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood.

I believe Obamacare should be ripped out by the roots, and this veto message is the next step in that process. I introduced the first ObamaCare Repeal bill in Congress and continue to work every day to eliminate this egregious law.  Going into next year we must keep the President accountable by upholding the priorities of the American people and the promises we made to our constituents and the oath we took to uphold the Constitution.”

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King Leaves Gallery Seat to SOTU Open for 55 Million Unborn, Aborted Babies

2016/01/12

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement to announce who he will be giving his gallery ticket to the 2016 State of the Union address:

“President Obama’s first official act, immediately upon his inauguration was to sign an executive order to accelerate abortions world-wide,” said King. “The first tears we have seen him shed in seven years were for the victims of the tragic Sandy Hook School shooting. As far as we know, Obama has never shed a single tear for even one of the more than 9 million babies aborted under his watch. He is the most pro-abortion president ever.

Now he has reserved an empty seat next to the First Lady to commemorate ‘the victims of gun violence who no longer have a voice’. The San Bernardino victims’ body temperatures had declined only from 98.6 to 93 degrees F when Obama twisted the ‘Allah Akbar’ screaming bloodlust into an anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment tirade. I am sickened by the acts of war twisted into ‘workplace violence’ and by a president who would veto the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, H.R. 3504 that would protect the lives, at least of those who survived the attempt on their lives, by abortionists.

There will be another empty seat in the gallery during Obama’s last State of the Union address. I have reserved it to commemorate the lives of more than 55 million aborted babies, ‘the chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world.’ My seat on the floor of Congress will also be empty. I will be in the Member’s chapel praying for God to raise up a leader whom he will use to restore the Soul of America.”

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King votes NO on Omnibus Spending Bill

2015/12/18

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after voting no on the omnibus spending bill:

“I introduced 9 amendments to the omnibus spending bill,” said King. “All of which would have passed if brought to the floor, yet none were made in order. I put these up as a record of what Congress should be doing to restore Article I Constitutional Authority. The American people have been demanding that we defund ObamaCare, executive amnesty, the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, Planned Parenthood, WOTUS, the Iran nuclear deal, the refugee resettlement process, climate change, and strike out any expansion of H-2B visas.

Going into next year we need to put the priorities of the American people, the promises we made to our constituents and the Constitution at the forefront of the House’s legislative agenda. I am hopeful we can turn the page and start fresh with a Congress that respects the will of the American people.”

Mr. King’s Nine Amendments to the omnibus spending bill:

  1. Defund ObamaCare
  2. Defund Executive Amnesty
  3. Defund the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage
  4. Defund Planned Parenthood
  5. Defund New WOTUS
  6. Defund the Iran Nuclear Deal
  7. Defund the Refugee Resettlement Process
  8. Defund the Climate Change Agreement
  9. Strike the Expansion of H-2B Visas

 

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King Amendment to Omnibus Spending Bill Strikes Expansion of H-2B Visas

2015/12/16

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after submitting his amendment, striking the expansion of H-2B visas, to the omnibus spending bill:

“It is the obligation of Congress to restore its Article I Constitutional authority and the balance of power,” said King. “This omnibus is the best opportunity to support and defend our Constitutional authority.

At a time when many Americans are struggling to find a job, Congress is poised to quadruple the number of low-skilled workers that can enter the U.S. under the H-2B visa program to compete with U.S. citizens for jobs. With at least 11 million illegal immigrants already flooding the labor market, the last thing American workers need is 264,000 more workers entering the labor force. Congress should be looking at ways to secure our border and enforce our immigration laws not using a spending bill to substantively change immigration law by radically circumventing the cap of an employment visa. My amendment would eliminate this damaging provision from the bill and provide a very welcome Christmas president to all the unemployed seeking work. 

This is the ninth of nine amendments I submitted to make the omnibus spending bill a bill that fulfills the promises we all made to our constituents in 2014 and to restore Article I Constitutional authority to the United States Congress.”

To view the original amendment text, click here.

 

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King Amendment to Omnibus Spending Bill Defunds Climate Change Agreement

2015/12/16

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after submitting his amendment, defunding the Climate Change Agreement, to the omnibus spending bill:

“It is the obligation of Congress to restore its Article I Constitutional authority and the balance of power,” said King. “This omnibus is the best opportunity to support and defend our Constitutional authority.

With blatant disregard for the health of the American economy, and without Congressional approval, President Obama has pledged to support the climate change agreement that was worked out at the COP21 conference in Paris earlier this month. The amendment I offered today will prevent the President from imposing the harsh and arbitrary burdens of this agreement on American families and businesses. If left unchecked, the President will use this agreement to expand federal control over the economy, raise the cost of energy, and stifle an already fragile economy.

This is the eighth of nine amendments I submitted to make the omnibus spending bill a bill that fulfills the promises we all made to our constituents in 2014 and to restore Article I Constitutional authority to the United States Congress.”

To view the original amendment text, click here

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King Amendment to Omnibus Spending Bill Defunds the Refugee Resettlement Process

2015/12/16

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after submitting his amendment, defunding the Refugee Resettlement Process, to the omnibus spending bill:

“It is the obligation of Congress to restore its Article I Constitutional authority and the balance of power,” said King. “This omnibus is the best opportunity to support and defend our Constitutional authority.

How can we trust this Obama Administration who will not utter the words ‘radical Islamic jihad’ to accurately screen refugees coming into the United States? For years we have had thousands of illegal immigrants coming across our boarders falsely claiming refugee status. The safety and security of the American people is paramount which is why my amendment defunds the refugee resettlement process for this fiscal year. This gives Congress time to craft a thoughtful refugee policy to help build a culture in America that honors Americanism.

This is the seventh of nine amendments I submitted to make the omnibus spending bill a bill that fulfills the promises we all made to our constituents in 2014 and to restore Article I Constitutional authority to the United States Congress.”

To view the amendment text, click here

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King Amendment to Omnibus Spending Bill Defunds the Iran Nuclear Deal

2015/12/16

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after submitting his amendment, defunding the Iran Nuclear Deal, to the omnibus spending bill:

“It is the obligation of Congress to restore its Article I Constitutional authority and the balance of power,” said King. “This omnibus is the best opportunity to support and defend our Constitutional authority.

Israel is a strong ally and loyal friend of the United States. When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came before Congress earlier this year he made a powerful case to Congress, America and the rest of the world detailing how the Iran Nuclear deal puts Israel’s very survival at stake. The Iran Nuclear deal is one of the most dangerous proposals of our time. It starts the nuclear arms race in the Middle East, restores Iran’s economy, and enables Iran, within 10 years, to become a nuclear power. For these reasons, I submitted an amendment that completely defunds this disastrous deal.

This is the sixth of nine amendments I submitted to make the omnibus spending bill a bill that fulfills the promises we all made to our constituents in 2014 and to restore Article I Constitutional authority to the United States Congress.”

To view the amendment text, click here

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King Amendment to Omnibus Spending Bill Defunds Planned Parenthood

2015/12/16

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after submitting his amendment, defunding Planned Parenthood, to the omnibus spending bill:

“It is the obligation of Congress to restore its Article I Constitutional authority and the balance of power,” said King. “This omnibus is the best opportunity to support and defend our Constitutional authority.

The gruesome, ghoulish, and ghastly Planned Parenthood practices brought to light by recent videos are more than enough evidence to block all federal tax dollars to Planned Parenthood. My amendment reflects the conscience of the American people and simply says: ‘No funds authorized or appropriated by Federal law may be made available for any purpose to Planned Parenthood… any affiliate or clinic of Planned Parenthood… any successor.’

This is the fourth of nine amendments I submitted to make the omnibus spending bill a bill that fulfills the promises we all made to our constituents in 2014 and to restore Article I Constitutional authority to the United States Congress.”

 To view the amendment text, click here

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King Amendment to Omnibus Spending Bill Defunds Enforcement of the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

2015/12/16

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after submitting his amendment, defunding the enforcement of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Same-Sex Marriage, to the omnibus spending bill:

“It is the obligation of Congress to restore its Article I Constitutional authority and the balance of power,” said King. “This omnibus is the best opportunity to support and defend our Constitutional authority.

My amendment blocks the Federal government from forcing the states to accept and honor same-sex marriage imposed by judicial fiat. The people, through their elected representatives, should be the ones deciding whether to adopt same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court Justices are the last people on earth who can be allowed to amend our Constitution.

This is the third of nine amendments that I submitted to make the omnibus spending bill a bill that fulfills the promises we all made to our constituents in 2014 and restores Article I Constitutional authority to the United States Congress.”

To view the original amendment text, click here.

 

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Contact Information

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Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4426
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steveking.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Agriculture

Judiciary

Small Business

Steve King grew up in a law enforcement family in Storm Lake, Iowa. He attended Denison Community High School, where he met Marilyn Kelly, whom he married in 1972. They have lived in Kiron for 38 years and are members of St. Martin’s Church in Odebolt. Steve and Marilyn have three grown sons and five grandchildren.

King studied math and science at Northwest Missouri State University. He started King Construction in 1975 and built the business up from one bulldozer. He brings valuable knowledge to Congress as an agribusinessman and a small business owner for 28 years. King’s oldest son now runs the construction business.

He served in the Iowa State Senate for six years where he assumed roles as Chairman of the State Government Committee and Vice Chairman of the Oversight Budget Subcommittee. He was a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Judiciary Committee, Business and Labor Committee and the Commerce Committees. He worked in the State Senate to successfully eliminate the inheritance tax, enforce workplace drug testing, enforce parenting rights, including parental notification of abortions, pass tax cuts for working Iowans, and pass the law that made English the official language in Iowa.

King was elected to Congress in 2002 to represent Iowa’s Fifth Congressional District. During the 2012 election cycle, Iowa was redistricted to four districts. King now represents the Fourth Congressional District in the 113th Congress which includes: Ames, Fort Dodge, Mason City, Sioux City and Spencer. He brings personal experience, Constitutional principles, traditional marriage and family values and the perspective of representing one of the top producing agriculture districts in the nation to the people of Iowa’s new Fourth Congressional District.

King serves on the Agriculture Committee and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition. He has long been dedicated to adding value as close to the corn stalk and bean stubble as possible, as many times as possible. The Fourth District is one of the leading agricultural production districts in America. It will lead the nation in egg and pork production and will be near the top in corn and soybean production. The Fourth District will also rank first among all 435 congressional districts in ethanol and total renewable energy production. King’s very first bill in Congress was an expansion of a tax credit to small ethanol and biodiesel producers. His language was included in the Energy Users Act of 2005, which President George W. Bush signed into law.

As 97% of Iowa’s businesses are small business, King received a special waiver to serve on the House Small Business Committee so he could work to restrict government regulations that impede the growth of business and jobs. He continues to sit on the Small Business Committee as he serves Iowa’s new Fourth District and he brings with him to the Committee firsthand knowledge of challenges faced by small business owners. He also sits on the following Subcommittees within Small Business: Agriculture, Energy and Trade; Healthcare and Technology; Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access; Contracting and Workforce.

King is also a member of the House Judiciary Committee, where he sits on the Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee and the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee. He believes the Constitution means what it says and that it should be read with the intent of our Founding Fathers in mind. King is never caught without a copy of the Constitution in his coat pocket.

King also chairs the Conservative Opportunity Society, a powerful and legendary House caucus that is best known for energizing Republicans to regain the majority of the House of Representatives in 1994.


Serving With

Rod Blum

IOWA's 1st DISTRICT

David Young

IOWA's 3rd DISTRICT