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  • Bachmann, King, and Slaughter: Highlights of the Pigford Press Conference

    02/16/2011 7:46:09 AM PST · by pissant · 2 replies
    Breitbats ^ | 2/16/11 | staff
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Rep. Steve King (R-IA), and farmer Eddie Slaughter at the press conference in Washington, DC presenting newly discovered evidence showing fraud and corruption in the Pigford settlement:
  • Republicans Rebuke Effort to Defund Health Care Law(WARNING: May cause blood shooting from eyes)

    02/16/2011 5:29:43 AM PST · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 15, 2011 | Chad Pergram
    <p>House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and defenders of the health care reform law unearthed an unexpected and temporary ally Monday night: Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC).</p> <p>Politics makes strange bedfellows. But few bunking arrangements are stranger than this.</p> <p>To be clear, there aren't many in Congress who have more antipathy for the health care law than Foxx. In fact, at a meeting of the House Rules Committee Monday night, Foxx could barely hide her contempt for the health law.</p>
  • CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN: This Rule Should Be Defeated

    02/15/2011 9:02:34 PM PST · by teg_76 · 18 replies
    Erick Erickson
    Last night, the House of Representatives’ Rules Committee shut down Rep. Steve King’s ability to offer an amendment to completely defund Obamacare on the continuing resolution to fund the government through the end of the year. House Republicans are now hiding behind parliamentary rules to say that it would somehow violate what the new Republican Majority is all about.
  • Rep. King takes on Republican leadership to de-fund ObamaCare

    02/15/2011 6:50:33 PM PST · by pissant · 16 replies
    PJM ^ | 2/15/11 | Rich Pollack
    This week, House Republicans vow to cut at least $100 billion from current levels of federal spending when they take up a massive bill designed to continue to fund the government. The Tatler has learned that Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) sees the current spending bill also as a way to stop ObamaCare, the unpopular health care program. He is going to introduce an amendment around noon today to bar funding for the implementation and enforcement costs for the program. For this fiscal year alone, ObamaCare will cost $105.5 billion. But as he wrote today in the Washington Times, “There has...
  • Conservatives at CPAC Rally for Border Enforcement

    02/10/2011 8:21:27 PM PST · by pissant · 7 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/10/11 | Kelly Vlahos
    WASHINGTON – Conservatives spoke out Thursday in favor of stepping up border enforcement while criticizing so-called reform plans they dismiss as "amnesty" for illegal immigrants in speeches and panel discussions at the Conservative Political Action Conference. The Republican leadership in Washington isn't expected to raise immigration as a front-burner issue in the near term, they said, but conservatives are even more skeptical of any “immigration reform” proposals that might bubble up from the Obama administration or from bipartisan ranks. “Anybody that brings up amnesty in this Congress, we need to just take the scarlet 'A' for amnesty and pin it...
  • What Grassley's Endorsement Means to the 2012 Iowa Caucus

    02/10/2011 3:47:16 PM PST · by bigred08 · 7 replies
    TheIowaRepublican.com ^ | 2/10/2011 | Kevin Hall
    Unlike the 2008 race, Iowa Senator Charles Grassley says he will endorse a candidate in the 2012 presidential primary. Earlier this week, Grassley told Roll Call that he will pick the candidate that he believes will make the best president, but who also has the resources to win beyond the Iowa Caucus. This is an endorsement that could carry some weight and candidates will be jockeying to win the favor of Iowa’s longtime senator. Since Grassley remained neutral in 2008, the most prized endorsement among Iowa’s Republican politicians came from Congressman Steve King. Very late in the race, he lent...
  • Republican lawmaker compares defunding health law to Vietnam

    02/08/2011 8:03:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2011 | Shane D'Aprile
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) says to defund the healthcare law, his party should use the precedent set by House Democrats some three decades ago in cutting off funding for the Vietnam War.  "We should follow the model of the appropriations bill that shut off the funding for the Vietnam War," King told a crowd of Tea Party activists at a town hall forum in Washington, D.C. Tuesday night. "It went back to any money that was in the pipeline. That precedent is there." King said he's working to convince fellow House Republicans that simply cutting off funding for the...
  • Feb 8: Historic Tea Party TownHall - We Take on Congress! (Will Replay on C-SPAN)

    02/08/2011 10:42:56 AM PST · by Syncro · 52 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | February 8, 2011 | Staff
    Friends,We here at the Tea Party Express are so very proud to bring you an historic Town Hall event TONIGHT that will bring Members of Congress together with tea party activists nationwide for an interactive forum on tea party issues.  Read below to find out how you can participate.The Tea Party Town Hall will use cutting edge technology provided by TeaPartyHD to connect tea party supporters across the nation with elected leaders who are supportive of the movement.  This unique event will feature a live studio audience from the National Press Club in Washington, DC, as well as many...
  • First-Ever Tea Party Town Hall Announced! (Wash DC Feb 8th)

    02/03/2011 12:32:27 PM PST · by Syncro · 27 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | Febuary 3, 2011 | Levi Russel
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - FEBRUARY 3, 2011CONTACT: Levi Russell at Levi@FrontLineStrat.com or (509) 979-6615First-Ever Tea Party Town Hall Announced!Members of Congress from House and Senate will attend.The Tea Party Express (www.TeaPartyExpress.org), one of the largest national tea party groups, is once again teaming up with new media experts Tea Party HD (www.TeaPartyHD.com) to host a first-ever Tea Party Town Hall that will bring members of Congress together with tea party activists nationwide for an interactive forum on tea party issues.The Tea Party Town Hall will use cutting-edge technology to connect tea party supporters across the nation with elected leaders who are supportive of the movement.This...
  • Immigration: Steve King Smarting From Boehner Subcommittee Rebuff

    01/24/2011 6:52:46 PM PST · by pissant · 16 replies
    National Journal ^ | 1/10/11 | Fawn Johnson
    Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, was in front of a live Fox News TV camera Saturday when he heard through his earpiece that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had been shot in Tucson, Ariz. In the tumultuous hours that followed the parking-lot massacre that both enraged and subdued elected officials, it was easy to forget the reason that King was in unusually high demand for media interviews. On Friday, King had been denied the chairmanship of the House Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee, a post he had very publicly predicted he would hold as soon as the GOP took control of the House in November....
  • Steve King: Obamacare 'A Theft of Liberty'

    01/24/2011 6:47:01 PM PST · by pissant · 5 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/18/11 | Jim Meyers
    Rep. Steve King, a leader of House Republicans seeking the repeal of Obamacare, tells Newsmax that the healthcare reform law constitutes “a theft of the liberty of the American people” and repeal is an ultimate certainty. The Iowa Republican also declares that Obamacare was the “core issue” that ended Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats’ control of the House, predicts that the Senate will go along with the House and vote for repeal, and says if President Obama does not sign a repeal bill then Republicans will defund healthcare reform until Americans elect a president in 2012 who will support repeal....
  • Rep. Steve King: ‘Full Repeal’ of Health Care Possible by Cutting Off Funding (Just Do It!)

    01/19/2011 3:24:53 AM PST · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    abc ^ | 1/18/2011 | abc
    ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: Though GOP efforts to repeal President Obama’s health care law is almost certainly set to fall short, Republicans are already plotting their next steps – and are planning to use power over the government’s purse strings to block much of the law from taking effect. On ABC’s “Top Line” today, Rep. Steve King – a main co-sponsor of the repeal effort – told us that he’s not giving up on the possibility that the Senate will also repeal the law, as the House is planning to do this week. That means a new Republican president...
  • DADT repeal exemption gaining support

    01/17/2011 1:36:25 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 30 replies
    American Family News Network ^ | 1/17/2011 | Chad Groening
    An Iowa congressman is co-sponsoring a bill aimed at preventing homosexuals from being allowed to serve in front-line combat units. In the long debate leading up to Congress' lame-duck repeal of the ban, opponents pointed out that allowing homosexuals to serve in the military could create serious morale problems as it would force heterosexual soldiers to live in close quarters with homosexuals who might be attracted to them. HIV-infected troops were also a concern, because they could infect others if wounded in combat.
  • (Iowa Republican Rep. Steve) King Sees Repeal Vote Passing House Next Week (& Senate later)

    01/15/2011 10:15:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 1/14/11 | Erin McPike
    King Sees Repeal Vote Passing House Next WeekPosted by Erin McPike January 14th, 2011 Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King is ready to return to official House business after marking the shootings in Tucson, Arizona, from the Hawkeye State. "I expect we will vote to repeal Obamacare next week," the conservative Iowan said of the House GOP, which had planned to bring a vote to the House floor this week to repeal last year's comprehensive health care reform bill. **SNIP** "I'm delighted to see my language come to the floor," King said, referring to the repeal bill he introduced with Minnesota...
  • Rep. Steve King Says Witnesses Are Ready to Testify in Congress About Alleged Fraud in Federal...

    01/10/2011 9:42:03 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 10, 2011 | Fred Lucas
    Complete title: Rep. Steve King Says Witnesses Are Ready to Testify in Congress About Alleged Fraud in Federal Compensation Payments to Black Farmers(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Steve King (R.-Iowa), who serves on both the House Agriculture Committee and the House Judiciary Committee, says he has personally talked to two potential witnesses in recent months who are ready to come forward and speak to a congressional committee—if one decides to actually investigate the matter--about alleged fraud in discrimination-compensation payments that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has made to black farmers. One of these would-be witnesses is a black farmer who was a...
  • Immigration foe passed over for chairman of Judiciary subcommittee (King - R IA)

    01/07/2011 11:53:54 AM PST · by markomalley · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/7/2011 | Molly Hooper
    An avid illegal immigration foe, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) will not continue as the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee's Immigration subcommittee. Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) announced his selection for subcommittee chairman on Friday, and California Rep. Elton Gallegly (R) was chosen to head the Immigration and Enforcement panel. King, who served as the ranking Republican on the Immigration subcommittee since 2007, was selected as vice chairman of the panel. He has long been an outspoken foe of illegal immigration — and has been viewed as the successor to former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) as the party's lead...
  • Reps. Michele Bachmann and Steve King introduce Obamacare repeal legislation

    01/07/2011 9:28:20 AM PST · by pissant · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/7/11 | Matt Boyle
    Republican Reps. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Steve King of Iowa on Wednesday introduced legislation, H.R. 141, to repeal “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010” — also known as Obamacare. The two have spearheaded the charge to repeal President Barack Obama’s health-care plan since it passed, and the repeal legislation is expected to come up for a vote on the House floor next Wednesday. In a joint statement, King and Bachmann said the repeal of Obamacare could take until 2012 to accomplish. “While we both expect to celebrate the passage...
  • Steve King Moves Forward on Bill to End Birthright Citizenship (Illegal alien anchor babies)

    01/06/2011 8:45:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/06/11 | Stephanie Condon
    Steve King Moves Forward on Bill to End Birthright CitizenshipPosted by Stephanie Condon January 6, 2011 10:13 AM Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa, marking his first day as head of a House immigration panel, introduced a bill on Wednesday to end the practice of birthright citizenship. The bill would amend section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify those classes of individuals born in the United States who are nationals and citizens of the United States at birth. It's generally thought that the 14th Amendment provides a constitutional guarantee of citizenship for anyone born in the United...
  • Steve King: Congress Will Investigate ‘Reparations’ (Pigford, Acorn)

    12/30/2010 10:02:09 PM PST · by PROCON · 8 replies
    biggovernment.com ^ | Dec.30, 2010 | Publius
    President Obama earlier this month signed into law a measure to pay American Indians and black farmers a total of $4.6 billion to cover decades of government mistreatment. Now, a Republican congressman says the GOP-controlled House next year will hold hearings to investigate the settlement, which he says amounts to “reparations.” Conservative Rep. Steve King of Iowa told local radio station KCIM that the Pigford settlement, which was part of the legislation, “is full of fraud” and “amounts to paying reparations to black farmers in America. We don’t do reparations in America.”
  • Congressman Steve King on Net Neutrality: I Support an Open and Independent Internet

    12/22/2010 2:38:54 PM PST · by iowaguy1972 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | 12/22/10 | Shane Vander Hart
    The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 yesterday to approve net neutrality rules making it the first time the FCC has attempted to regulate internet access. Congressman Steve King (R-IA) told Caffeinated Thoughts today...
  • Steve King: Obamacare must be repealed

    12/11/2010 3:25:59 AM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2010 | Rep. Steve King
    New Congress should make it job one The American people have spoken, and the message they sent to Washington is clear: Americans want Obamacare ripped out of the U.S. Code by the roots. With their actions, America's voters have shown that they want the 112th Congress to make Obamacare repeal a reality. In fact, a strong case exists that the historic gains made by Republicans on Election Day were driven primarily by the American public's determined desire for Obamacare repeal. Consider the following facts: An exit poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports indicates that 59 percent of those who voted favor...
  • A Conversation with Congressman Steve King: Taking Back Congress

    12/10/2010 7:49:46 AM PST · by iowamark
    Right Side News ^ | 06 December 2010 | James Simpson
    For years we have heard the common refrain that “the people don’t get it,” or we’re “stupid,” or we “really don’t care.” Ignoring the Americans who serially vote Democrat because they have been bought off with welfare payments or some other benefit, I have always argued otherwise, and Reagan’s 1980 and 1984 landslide victories bore me out. Of course, as President, the senior Bush quickly smashed that resurgent national spirit with a “wicked political pivot” back to insipid mediocrity. The truth is that since then our options have been limited. The mass media shuts out honest, serious analysis of the...
  • Steve King Op-Ed: The DREAM Act Is An Amnesty Bill That America Cannot Afford

    12/08/2010 2:16:52 AM PST · by iowamark · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Congressman Steve King official website ^ | December 6, 2010 | Steve King
    President Obama and the liberal open-border leadership of the Democratic Party are pushing for passage of legislation granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. They are doing this despite the fact that this costly legislation will make a difficult job market worse, will place a higher tax burden on Americans, will ensure greater difficulty in balancing budgets on the state and federal level, and will undermine respect for our nation’s immigration laws. -- Congress should wake up from this nightmare by defeating the DREAM Act. In November, voters’ concerns about the weak economy and the poor job market contributed to...
  • A Conversation with Congressman Steve King: Taking Back Congress

    12/06/2010 8:07:41 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 2 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 12/6/10 | James Simpson
    RSN: Congressman King, what can we do to take our country back? King: Well, the people have run up a new flag next to Old Glory and that is the Gadsden Flag, don’t tread on me. That is the spirit of this renewed America that we have. But what we’re doing in Congress now is basically fighting a rearguard action. We’re hanging on to the freedom we have. Now we may take some back with this new Congress, but we know we can’t sustain this unless we take the culture back.............audio link to complete interview
  • Congressman Compares Black Farmers' Settlement to 'Slavery Reparations'

    11/30/2010 3:30:13 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Gawker ^ | November 30, 2010 | Staff
    The House approved settlements today for black farmers whom the federal government had discriminated against in the past. In the debate beforehand, however, Rep. Steve King compared this to "slavery reparations" from the "very, very urban" Barack Obama. The Senate last week finally approved the multi-billion-dollar funding for the Pigford II and Cobell settlements, which will allow the government to pay out claims to African-American farmers and American Indians who were discriminated against in recent decades by government agencies. Now, the House — which has passed the funding several times over — will have to approve it, probably this week....
  • King takes aim at 'birthright citizenship'

    11/24/2010 11:06:23 PM PST · by iowamark · 22 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | November 23, 2010 | Bret Hayworth
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — If he moves into a U.S. House subcommittee chairmanship in January 2011 with the new Republican majority, Iowa Congressman Steve King said Monday he will work to end “birthright citizenship,” whereby babies born to undocumented immigrants in America are given citizenship. King said the 14th Amendment, adopted in 1868 with a citizenship clause to address issues of the post-Civil War Reconstruction era, was not intended to give citizenship to a large number of babies born to parents who were not citizens. “They did not contemplate there would be this kind of influx of illegals coming into the...
  • Latino group: Steve King leading on immigration would kill GOP 2012 chances (LOL)

    11/18/2010 2:32:51 PM PST · by pissant · 30 replies
    Iowa Independent ^ | 11/18/10 | Elise Foley
    Somos Republicans, a Latino group from the Southwest, wrote an open letter to the future House GOP leadership last week asking it to reconsider putting Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) in charge of the House subcommittee on immigration and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) in charge of the House Judiciary Committee. The group argues that King and Smith’s anti-illegal immigration rhetoric and policy ideas, which include a proposal to end birthright citizenship for the American-born children of illegal immigrants, would alienate Latino voters and ruin the Republican party’s chances of defeating President Obama in 2012. DeeDee Blase, the Somos Repubicans founder, explains:...
  • UIowa College Republicans shouldn’t have sponsored Steve King event (Leftist Editorial)

    10/24/2010 10:41:26 PM PDT · by iowamark · 17 replies
    The Daily Iowan ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2010 | DI EDITORIAL BOARD
    “This country is founded on laws of nature and nature’s God,” Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, told an audience of University of Iowa students and Iowa City residents on Tuesday night. “I believe that He moved the Founding Fathers around on this country like pieces on a chess board to create this nation.” Apparently, God also condoned the mass killing of Native Americans. The University of Iowa College Republicans invited King to the university for a conversational evening; it was structured with unscreened questions as a centerpiece. While the Editorial Board welcomes the opportunity for open dialogue with even the most...
  • Let’s not talk issues – let’s talk about how you know Steve King

    10/21/2010 8:31:32 PM PDT · by Minn · 9 replies
    Iowa State Attorney General incumbent Democrat Tom Miller has decided on the tactic of trying to associate his Republican opponent Brenda Findley with Rep. Steve King instead of trying to keep the debate about the issues. We’ve seen this a lot lately when Democrats can’t talk about their records of big government. Normally I would ignore stuff like this, but I liked her answer and how she hit him right back on substance.
  • Sarah Palin : Grassley & King Campaigns Confirm Jonathan Martin is Full of Crap

    10/21/2010 12:09:23 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 5 replies
    Governor Palin 4 President ^ | Shane Vander Hart
    Eric Woolson, spokesperson for Senator Chuck Grassley’s campaign, for the record said, that the anonymous source “does not represent the Senator’s views.” So evidently Senator Grassley was not displeased with any interaction they had with the Palin camp. Then regarding what Martin said about Congressman Steve King’s campaign: “Similarly, the Iowa GOP was in discussions with Palin’s camp leading up to her appearance at its fundraiser to have her do a rally in the state’s conservative northwest corner. Rep. Steve King, who represents the area, got involved, and Palin indicated she was open to it. But she never gave the...
  • Video: Obama Has Defied His Constitutional Duty

    10/17/2010 5:44:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 10/17/2010 | Adam Tragone
    No, Congressman Steve King of Iowa's 5th District is not the first person to say that President Obama has been violating the Constitution. This time, Obama has been not fulfilling his constitutional duty to protect the borders by allowing thousands upon thousands of illegal immigrants to pour across our borders. "I have been in the business of embarrassing this administration in to enforcing immigration," Rep. King said to me at the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Convention in Richmond, Virginia. The Congressman went on to say that the most important part of immigration reform is the new I.D.E.A. Act, which he...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    10/13/2010 10:32:36 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 18 replies
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  • U.S. Rep. King: King, Bachmann to co-host press conference today to discuss Pigford v. Vilsack fraud

    09/29/2010 11:32:31 AM PDT · by pissant · 2 replies
    Iowa Politics ^ | 9/29/10 | staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Steve King (R-IA), a Member of the House Agriculture and House Judiciary Committees, announces that he will be co-hosting a press conference this afternoon with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) to discuss Pigford v. Vilsack fraud. The press conference will begin at 12:45 PM EST in Studio B of the House Visitors Center, and accredited media are eligible to attend. Pigford v. Vilsack is the class action lawsuit initiated by Black farmers who claim to have been discriminated against by the United States Department of Agriculture. Although the President of the National Black Farmers Association has testified...
  • Exclusive: Rep. Steve King on ObamaCare, Tea Party, and Constitution Day

    09/23/2010 1:44:34 PM PDT · by pissant · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/17/10 | Cap'n Ed
    Earlier this morning, I spoke with Congressman Steve King (R-IA) in an exclusive interview about new developments on his discharge petition to repeal ObamaCare. King got the first Democrat, Rep. Gene Taylor (D-MS) to sign the discharge petition earlier this week. He remains about 40 signatures short of forcing Nancy Pelosi to schedule a floor vote on the repeal bill, but getting the first Democrat to sign the petition shows more bipartisanship for repeal that Pelosi had for ObamaCare’s passage, King points out. I asked King why the other Democrats who voted against ObamaCare haven’t signed the discharge petition, even...
  • King wonders if Vilsack is ’secretary of amnesty’

    09/09/2010 7:33:42 PM PDT · by pissant · 5 replies
    Iowa Independent ^ | 9/9/10 | Lynda Waddington
    For U.S. Rep. Steve King it was obviously an attack so nice that he had to use it twice. King issued a press release in late August deriding U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for saying that without comprehensive immigration reform, American consumers will wind up spending “a lot more” for food. On Thursday, King hit the same notes while crafting his e-mail newsletter to constituents and supporters. While interviewing with the Politico, Vilsack made the assertion that America’s relatively inexpensive foods can be linked to the immigrant workers employed by farms and other agricultural-related industries. From Politico: “But, if...
  • U.S. Rep. King: Encourages Americans to "speak out" for full repeal of Obamacare

    08/31/2010 1:19:32 PM PDT · by pissant · 9 replies
    Iowa Politics ^ | 8/31/10 | Staff
    House Republicans Seek Input on Congressman King’s Repeal Legislation Washington D.C.- Congressman Steve King (R-IA) announces that his legislation seeking a 100% repeal of Obamacare is being featured today on the “America Speaking Out” website. Visitors to http://www.americaspeakingout.com can view a video of Congressman King discussing the importance of repealing Obamacare, can register support or opposition to Congressman King’s idea, or can “speak out” by posting comments. “I encourage Americans to visit the ‘America Speaking Out’ website to vote on my idea to fully repeal Obamacare,” said King. “I believe that the full, 100% repeal of Obamacare should be the...
  • King: Vilsack makes false claims to push amnesty [food prices]

    08/27/2010 4:31:29 PM PDT · by jjotto · 12 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | August 26, 2010 | uncredited
    Congressman Steve King (R-IA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law, issued the following statement after reading remarks made by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to the Capitol Hill newspaper, Politico. In his remarks, Secretary Vilsack claimed that food prices would be “three, four or five times more” were it not for the presence of illegal immigrants working in rural America. Vilsack then used this claim as evidence to support his call for amnesty via “comprehensive immigration reform.” “Today, Secretary Vilsack made an unfounded claim that without illegal labor, Americans would be spending...
  • King challenges politicians to stand against 'Obamacare'

    08/19/2010 8:09:40 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 3 replies
    lemarssentinel ^ | 8/19/10 | Amy Erickson
    U.S. Rep. Steve King is moving full speed ahead with his efforts to repeal the federal healthcare reform act. During a stop in Le Mars Tuesday, King shared his thoughts on healthcare reform with members of the Daily Sentinel editorial team. King said the day after President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) which King calls "Obamacare" was approved by Congress, he filed a repeal bill. Since, King has turned his repeal into a discharge petition which would bring the bill to the floor for consideration without a report from a committee and generally without cooperation of...
  • Conservatives speak out on Prop. 8

    08/10/2010 12:11:38 PM PDT · by pissant · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/10/10 | Simmi Aujla
    Republicans in California are remaining largely silent on last week's ruling overturning Proposition 8. But a band of conservative House members didn't waste a minute in their one day back in Washington highlighting their opposition to gay marriage. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) told reporters Tuesday that the California federal judge who overturned Proposition 8 last week acted against the will of voters in striking down the state's ban on gay marriage.
  • House Republicans file second discharge petition to repeal healthcare reform (Watered down version)

    08/10/2010 12:07:55 PM PDT · by pissant · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/10/10 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Wally Herger (R-Calif.) on Tuesday filed a discharge petition aimed at forcing the House to vote on repeal of the Democrats' new healthcare reform law — the second such GOP effort this year. The first petition, sponsored by Rep. Steve King (Iowa), made headlines after GOP leaders — including House Minority Leader John Boehner (Ohio) and Republican Whip Eric Cantor (Va.) — showed an early reluctance to endorse the measure. They won't attract the same attention this time around: Both Boehner and Cantor have already signed onto the Herger measure. "The more the American people learn about ObamaCare," Boehner...
  • U.S. Rep. King: Named "defender of economic freedom"

    07/29/2010 9:59:56 AM PDT · by pissant · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Iowa Politics ^ | 7/29/10 | staff
    Club for Growth Analysis Gives King Highest Score among Iowa’s Congressional Delegation Washington D.C.- Congressman Steve King announced today that he has been named a “Defender of Economic Freedom” by the Club for Growth. The Club for Growth performs a regular analysis of Congressional legislative actions to assist their membership in determining which Members of Congress have adhered closest to the causes of smaller government, lower taxation, and reduced federal spending. For the first session of the 111th Congress, Congressman King’s score of 98 out of 100 represented the highest score received by any member of the Iowa delegation in...
  • U.S. Rep. King: Clinton-appointed judge issues Obama-friendly ruling in Arizona illegal.. case

    07/29/2010 9:56:35 AM PDT · by pissant · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Iowa Politics.com ^ | 7/29/10 | Staff
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: John Kennedy July 28, 2010 Office: 202.226.2384 Bolton’s injunction preserves Administration’s political interests at the expense of Arizonans’ safety Washington D.C.- Congressman Steve King, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law, issued the following statement following the announcement that Federal District Judge Susan Bolton has issued an injunction preventing key enforcement provisions of Arizona’s S.B. 1070 from taking effect tomorrow. Bolton, who received her appointment to the federal bench from former President Bill Clinton, announced her ruling this afternoon. “With the possible exception of illegal immigrants in Arizona, the...
  • Rep. King 'Convinced' Obama Ordered Holder to Sue Arizona (Video)

    07/26/2010 11:30:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 26, 2010 | Staff
    VIDEO 6 minutes RICH LOWRY, GUEST HOST: We are 102 days away from the November elections and with the government's lawsuit against the state of Arizona, the immigration debate will very much be on voter's minds.   ~snip~   Joining me now with analysis is Iowa congressman, Steve King.Congressman, welcome. Thanks so much for joining us.CONGRESSMAN STEVE KING, R-IOWA: Thanks for having me, Rich.LOWRY: Now, this judge, Susan, is a Democratic appointee. And she sounds very skeptical I think very understandably. This lawsuit just on common sense grounds makes no sense. Basically you have the federal government saying we don't...
  • King Releases Updated List of House Members Seeking "Obamacare" Repeal

    07/24/2010 1:49:50 PM PDT · by pissant · 22 replies
    House.gov ^ | 7/22/10 | Staff
    Washington D.C.- Congressman Steve King (R-IA) today announced that efforts to force the House of Representatives to vote on legislation providing for a 100% repeal of “Obamacare” continued to gain momentum, with the addition of the 153rd signature. Once the discharge petition reaches 218 signatures, Speaker Pelosi will not be able to prevent the repeal legislation from receiving, and passing, a vote on the floor. “Efforts to repeal the deeply unpopular ‘Obamacare’ bill continue to gather momentum,” said King. “We now have 153 Members of the House of Representatives on record calling for full repeal of ‘Obamacare’, including Republican Leader...
  • Congressman Steve King Discusses Religion and Immigration on "America's Newsroom"

    07/23/2010 9:11:50 PM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 07/21/2010 | Martha McCallum
    Congressman Steve King appears on Fox News' "America's Newsroom" with Martha MacCollum and Father Jonathan Morris to discuss the role religion plays in the shaping of immigration law. (5:27 video clip)
  • King: DOJ testimony confirms allegations of racism in Obama administration

    07/07/2010 6:12:05 PM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies
    Iowa Independent ^ | 7/7/10 | Jason Hancock
    Testimony by a former U.S. Department of Justice employee Tuesday regarding the federal government’s decision to scale down a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party is proof that President Barack Obama has a “default mechanism” that “favors the black person,” U.S. Rep. Steve King said. King drew fire last month over his statements on a national radio program that Obama has “demonstrated that he has a default mechanism in him that breaks down the side of race – on the side that favors the black person.” He was specifically talking about the actions of Obama’s Justice Department and...
  • U.S. Rep. King: Obama's immigration speech long on empathy & emotion, short on rational thought

    07/02/2010 8:30:33 AM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies
    Iowa Politics ^ | 7/2/10 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Steve King (R-IA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law, issued the following statement following President Barack Obama’s appearance this morning at the American University School of International Service. “A nation that substitutes emotion and empathy for rational thought will eventually digress into the Dark Ages,” said King. The President’s immigration speech today was long on emotion and empathy, and short on rational thought.” “President Obama said it’s logistically impossible to secure our 2,000 mile border with fences and boots on the ground. More than 2,000 years ago, Qin...
  • Colorado crowd stands united behind immigration law, Iowa lawmaker (Rep. King's GREAT Amnesty plan!)

    07/01/2010 8:39:13 PM PDT · by pissant · 8 replies
    Denver Post ^ | 7/1/10 | Bianca Davis
    LOVELAND — Northern Colorado residents gathered in support of Arizona's new immigration law at a 9-12 Movement rally Saturday afternoon. Iowa Congressman Steve King and former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado headlined the "United We Stand Behind Arizona" event, which drew more than 100 people despite only two days' notice. King decided to come to Colorado after being uninvited to two speaking engagements. King had planned to headline a fundraiser for congressional candidate Cory Gardner in Hudson and a Tea Party rally in Loveland. However, after a radio interview in which King said President Barack Obama "favors the black...
  • Republican Rep. Steve King’s discharge petition aimed at repealing Obamacare gains 80 signatories

    07/01/2010 2:08:57 AM PDT · by pissant · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/30/10 | Caroline May
    Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King’s discharge petition, aimed at repealing Obamacare, is gaining momentum in the House as more representatives sign on. Today Rep. Tom Price, Georgia Republican and chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC) is circulating a request that members support the petition. To date 80 representatives — all Republicans — have affixed their names to the document which, if a majority sign, would force House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring King’s bill, H.R. 4972 “To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” to the floor for an up-or-down vote. If a majority sign the petition it...
  • Congress Mocking the Obama Birth Certificate

    06/25/2010 9:45:24 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 28 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | Jun 23, 2010 | U.S. House of Representatives
    In extended remarks about how every American baby is born owing US Government Debt, Congressman Steve King (R-IA) let this slip (at 03:14:22 into video): “Little baby with ink on their foot, stamped right there on the birth certificate – there’s one in this country we haven’t seen, but the footprints on those we have seen. Those little babies owe Uncle Sam $44,000.”