Steve King

Steve King

IOWA's 4th DISTRICT

King, Cruz Introduce Expatriate Terrorist Act

2015/01/23

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing the Expatriate Terrorist Act (ETA) of 2015. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has the companion bill in the Senate. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is a co-sponsor of the ETA. “I believe these American terrorists have voluntarily renounced their citizenship upon taking an oath to a foreign terrorist organization (FTO),” said King. “That is why Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and I have introduced the Expatriate Terrorist Act (ETA).  ETA will fill in these statutory holes that harbor the rights of American terrorists by providing the Secretary of State the legal authority to revoke a terrorist's passport.  ETA will also make it clear that if a national of the U.S., by birth or naturalization, chooses to take an oath or pledge allegiance to a designated foreign terrorist organization; that individual has affirmatively renounced American citizenship.  Such individuals who engage in hostilities or commit acts of terror against the United States are demonstrating they no longer uphold their pledge to the United States.  Therefore, if a U.S. citizen were to join an FTO, and bomb a school in Israel (after pledging their allegiance to Hamas) they would be eligible to lose their U.S. citizenship, and subsequently have their passport revoked.” “America continues to suffer the consequences of the failed Obama-Clinton-Kerry foreign policy,” said Sen. Cruz. “From Syria to Iraq to Yemen, it is clear that when America withdraws from the world, the world becomes a more dangerous place. We must take bold action to protect our homeland by declaring that Americans who have traveled abroad to fight with radical Islamic terrorists have renounced their citizenship, and we must preempt any of their efforts to re-enter the country and launch further attacks on Americans.” To view the original bill text, click here. Read More

King: Human Life is Sacred in All of its Forms

2015/01/22

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement on the  42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. King also voted in favor of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015. This act prohibits taxpayer dollars from being used to perform abortions. “Life begins at the moment of conception and it must be protected from that moment on,” said King “The same standard applies in the minute and hour before the child is born and there is no moment after conception that can be used to define the beginning of life. Anyone who has picked up a baby and has been there to either be the mother of the miracle or witness the miracle has to know without a doubt that that unborn child is a human being. Human life is sacred in all of its forms. It is the measure against which all other values are weighed. No moral person could take a baby’s life. I am dedicated to protecting the sanctity of life and I thank all Americans who come and march for the unborn. We should not be taxing Americans and forcing them to fund a violation of their religious freedom. The passage of this bill today is one more step toward restoring respect for the sanctity of all human life.” [[{"fid":"318","view_mode":"full","fields":{"format":"full","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"grandbabies","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","attributes":{"alt":"grandbabies","class":"media-element file-full"}}]]   Greatly Blessed Grandpa with my 7 miracle grandbabies. Read More

King Remarks on State of the Union Address

2015/01/21

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following video statement with his comments on the President’s State of the Union Address: [[{"fid":"316","view_mode":"full","fields":{"format":"full","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"sotu","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","attributes":{"alt":"sotu","height":"260","width":"446","class":"media-element file-full"}}]] To watch Congressman King’s full remarks, click here. Read More

King Votes to Fund All Border Security And Defund President Obama’s Unconstitutional, Illegal, Executive Amnesty

2015/01/14

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following video statement, right off the United States House Floor, after voting in favor of H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act:   [[{"fid":"315","view_mode":"full","fields":{"format":"full","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"dhs","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","attributes":{"alt":"dhs","height":"330","width":"566","class":"media-element file-full"}}]] To watch Congressman King’s full remarks, click here. Read More

King Introduces Two Constitutional Bills

2015/01/13

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after re-introducing two Constitutional Bills: H.R.140, the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2015 and H.J. Res 16, to repeal the 16th Amendment to the Constitution. Congressman King serves on the House Judiciary Committee’s Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee in the 114th Congress. H.R. 140, the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2015: “A Century ago it didn’t matter very much that a practice began that has now grown into a birthright citizenship, an anchor baby agenda,” said King. “When they started granting automatic citizenship on all babies born in the United States they missed the clause in the 14th Amendment that says, ‘And subject to the jurisdiction thereof.’ So once the practice began, it grew out of proportion and today between 340,000 and 750,000 babies are born in America each year that get automatic citizenship even though both parents are illegal. That has got to stop. I know of no other country in the world that does that. My Birthright Citizenship Act of 2015 fixes it, clarifies the 14th Amendment and it recognizes the clause, ‘And subject to the jurisdiction thereof.’ This Congress needs to Act.” H.J. Res 16, to repeal the 16th Amendment to the Constitution: “The federal government has the first lien on all productivity in America,” Said King. “Ronald Reagan once said, ‘What you tax you get less of.’ Right now we tax all productivity. We need to turn that completely around and put the tax on consumption. That is why we need to repeal the 16th Amendment which authorizes the income tax. Replacing the current income tax with a consumption tax will ensure that productivity is not punished in our country, but rewarded.” Read More

King Votes for Keystone XL Pipeline Act

2015/01/09

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following video statement after voting in favor of H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act: [[{"fid":"314","view_mode":"full","fields":{"format":"full","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"keystone","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","attributes":{"alt":"keystone","height":"286","width":"491","class":"media-element file-full"}}]] To watch Congressman Steve King’s full statement, click here. Read More

King Introduces Repeal ObamaCare Act

2015/01/09

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing H.R. 132, the ObamaCare Repeal Act: "In the wake of the 2014 mid-term elections it has become clear that the American people overwhelmingly reject the President's failed healthcare law,” said King. “The botched implementation of ObamaCare has been nothing short of a complete failure when millions of people had their health insurance plans cancelled because their grandfathered plans were in violation of ObamaCare's ‘essential health benefits.’ For several years now, conservatives in Congress have warned the American people of the damage this law has done to our personal health insurance. Unfortunately, our warnings have come true. ObamaCare was, is, and will always be dreadful public policy. Every Republican who was elected to Congress during the 2014 mid-term vowed to oppose ObamaCare during their respective campaigns. Now that Republicans have control of both the House and the Senate we must take swift action to keep pressure on the White House by repealing this unconstitutional and egregious law. My bill is the answer: full 100% repeal of ObamaCare ‘as if such Act had not been enacted’.” Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4] Rep. Allen, Rick [R-GA-2] Rep. Amash, Justin [R-MI-3] Rep. Babin, Brian, DDS [R-TX-36] Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9] Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8] Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7] Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5] Rep. Huelskamp, Tim [R-KS-1] Rep. Jolly, David [R-FL-13] Rep. Jones, Walter B. [R-NC-3] Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4] Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] Rep. Moolenaar, John [R-MI-4] Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] Rep. Palazzo, Steven [R-MS-4] Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48] Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] Rep. Sanford, Mark [R-SC-1] Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] Rep. Weber, Randy K. Sr. [R-TX-14] Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] Rep. Young, David [R-IA-3] To view the bill text, click here. Read More

King Introduces “Defund Executive Amnesty Act”

2015/01/08

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing his Defund Executive Amnesty Act. This bill will defund all executive amnesty created by our current, lawless administration. "My bill defunds all of the President's illegal and unconstitutional actions regarding immigration,” said King. “Beginning with the Morton Memos and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and covering all of his most recent illegal and unconstitutional acts to expand DACA to 5 million more illegal immigrants. To make sure President Obama doesn't attempt to find other ways to circumvent the Constitution, my bill also has a catch-all provision that bars any similar actions in the future and has language to make it clear illegal immigrants are not authorized to work in the United States. This preserves the Constitution, reinforces the separation of powers, and fulfills Republican promises to the American people in the 2014 election." To view the bill text, click here. Read More

Breitbart.com: Steve King: I Will Not Vote for Boehner as Speaker

2015/01/05

This week, Members elected to the 114th Congress will rise, place their left hand on the Bible, raise their right hand and state, “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” This oath does not say, “I will support and defend the … United States…” Our oath is a specific requirement to swear, “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States…” President Obama has repeatedly plunged our nation into a constitutional crisis. No past president has so cavalierly violated his own oath and through naked political calculation, willfully violated the Constitution. When a president does violence to our Constitution, those who also take an oath to our Constitution have an absolute duty to defend it. We need a Speaker of the House who carries in his bones the conviction of our oath. At each crisis point of conflict between President Obama and Congress, we have been admonished by our Speaker to take the high road, to pick our battles, to wait for a better time to fight on better ground. As a product of hook, crook, and legislative shenanigan, ObamaCare was passed. The American voters elected 87 Freshmen Republicans to the House of Representatives, every one pledged to repeal ObamaCare. Then, our soon to be Speaker told us we would not and could not use the Constitutional “power of the purse” to block implementation of ObamaCare. By order of the Speaker, my amendment to do so was placed on ice, citing “procedural reasons.” But we had John Boehner’s statement to rely upon, speaking of ObamaCare on Nov 5, 2010: “Well, there’s a lot of tricks up our sleeves in terms of how we can dent this, kick it, slow it down to make sure it never happens. And trust me, I’m going to make sure this healthcare bill never ever, ever is implemented.” By October of 2013, Congress had caved in to the demands of the president and fully funded the operations of ObamaCare. Just last month, defunding ObamaCare did not get raised as a serious debate point as the “CROmnibus” bill fully funded ObamaCare operations until September 30, 2015. Without dents or slowdowns, and without a change in our Speaker,  ObamaCare is on its way to becoming permanently fully funded, even with a new Republican majority in the Senate. The substantive changes made to ObamaCare were almost exclusively a result of President Obama assuming Article I authority, mostly without a peep out of Republican Leadership. Barack Obama also arrogantly rewrote immigration law from the Oval Office at the expense of Congress, the Constitution, and our sovereignty. Again, almost without a peep out of Republican Leadership. Our Founding Fathers presumed that each of the three branches of government would jealously preserve, protect, and defend their Constitutional authority. It takes a Speaker who both understands and believes his sworn duty is to use all the powers of his office to defend and restore the proper constitutional balance of powers. Instead, our Speaker has placed Obama’s executive amnesty on the path to permanent full funding. Conservatives have seen their initiatives blocked by the Speaker while he twisted arms for  Obama. Our national debt is over $18 trillion. ObamaCare is fully funded. Obama’s executive amnesty is fully funded until February 27 without leverage to block the president’s lawless immigration policy thereafter. Constitutional conservative’s efforts to defend and restore the Constitutional authority of Congress are blocked by the Speaker. On January 6, 2015, I will take an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;… I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me, God.” Then, I will be asked to put up a vote for John Boehner for Speaker. I know the pattern of his strategy and actions for the past 12 years to the point where I can predict the results. I am convinced Congress will not be allowed to restore its Constitutional authority under his Speakership and by refusing to do so, cannot call upon the courts to do so. How then, can I take an oath to the Constitution and put up a vote for John Boehner, almost in the same breath? We need a Speaker who will help us all keep our oath, including his own, to the Constitution, not one who has consistently blocked our efforts to keep ours. I will vote for an alternative candidate for Speaker. I can’t vote for John Boehner again. To view the original source, click here. Read More

King Amendment to House CRomnibus

2014/12/10

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following video statement on the amendment he is offering to the House Rules Committee to the “CRomnibus” funding bill in the United States House. King’s amendment will fund all of the government until January 30 of next year but will prohibit any and all funds from being used to carry out the president’s lawless, unconstitutional executive amnesty in all its forms. [[{"fid":"310","view_mode":"full","fields":{"format":"full","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"cromnibus","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","attributes":{"alt":"cromnibus","height":"385","width":"658","class":"media-element file-full"}}]] To watch Congressman Steve King’s full remarks, click here. To view the full text of the King Amendment, click here. Read More

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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

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