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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 ^ | 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 or (509) 979-6615First-Ever Tea Party Town Hall Announced!Members of Congress from House and Senate will attend.The Tea Party Express (, one of the largest national tea party groups, is once again teaming up with new media experts Tea Party HD ( 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( - 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 ^ | 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...