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Steve King currently serves the 5th Congressional district of Iowa

Steve King is a Republican member of the U. S. House of Representatives and has represented the 5th District of Iowa since 2003. (map)

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Steve King voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Sunlight Act

Rep. King introduced the Sunlight Act of 2006 (H.R.4967) on March 15, 2006, and was referred to the Committee on House Administration and the Committee on Rules, where no action was taken. The bill contained the following:

  • Requires all FEC reports be filed electronically and placed on the internet in a searchable database.
  • Require all private travel reports be put on the internet in a searchable database.
  • Require all personal financial disclosure reports to list the actual dollar amount rather than using a range. Also, require all personal financial disclosure forms be put on the internet in a searchable database.
  • Require all bills and conference reports be placed on the internet at least 48 hours before a vote, all amendments made in order by a rule within one hour after the rule is filed, and all amendments made under open rule immediately as it is being offered.
  • Require the House to project onto a wall the topic of debate on the floor for the viewing of members and the gallery.
Main article: Transparency & Disclosure Legislation (109th Congress)

Joseph McCarthy

King has expressed admiration for Joseph McCarthy, calling him "a great American hero."[1]

Voting integrity legislation

In January 2005, King introduced legislation (THOMAS bill info) requiring verifiable hardcopies of ballots. The legislation was referred to the House Committee on House Administration, but no action was taken. [2]

Restricting Speaker Pelosi's travel

On June 21, 2007, King introduced an amendment to the FY2008 State and Foreign Operations appropriations bill that would not allow the usage of State Department funds for travel to states that are known to have sponsored terrorism: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. It would have restricted funding for Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) trip to Syria in April 2007. King believed that Pelosi violated the 1799 Logan Act, signed into law by President John Adams, which prohibits unauthorized U.S. citizens from interfering with relations between the United States and foreign governments.[1]

Bio

King was born May 28, 1949 in Storm Lake, Iowa. He briefly attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, and was a business owner and member of the Iowa Senate before entering the House.

Congressional career

After redistricting took 5th District incumbent Tom Latham (R) out of the district, King ran in a four-way Republican primary for the seat. Since the 5th is the most Republican district in Iowa and one of the most Republican in the nation, it was generally thought that the district's next representative would be chosen in the primary. King won 30 percent of the vote, five points short of winning the primary outright. Under Iowa law, a nominating convention was required, and King won on the fourth ballot. He went on to win handily in the fall and won reelection just as easily in 2004.

King has carved out one of the most conservative voting records in the country. In 2005, the American Conservative Union rated King one of the "Best of the Best," assigning him a 100% consrvative voting record. [3] In the 109th Congress, King chairs the Conservative Opportunity Society, an organization founded by Newt Gingrich and others that laid the groundwork for the Republicans' 1994 takeover of the House.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Joyce Schulte to face King in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [4] King retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Steve King
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

  • House Committee on the Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims -Ranking
    • Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
  • House Committee on Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research
    • Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry
    • Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry
  • House Committee on Small Business
    • Subcommittee on Finance and Tax
    • Subcommittee on Regulations, Healthcare, and Trade

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on Conservation Credit Rural Development and Research
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
    • Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture
  • House Committee on the Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on Task Force on Antirust
    • Subcommittee on the Constitution
    • Subcommittee on Immigration Border Security and Claims
  • House Committee on Small Business
    • Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Oversight
    • Subcommittee on Rural Enterprises Agriculture and Technology

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Chair, Conservative Opportunity Society

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Steve King. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
1432 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4426
Fax: 202-225-3193
Email: steve.king AT mail.house.gov
Web Email
Website

District Office- Council Bluffs:
40 Pearl Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone: 712-325-1404
Fax: 712-325-1405

District Office- Sioux City:
526 Nebraska Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
Phone: 712-224-4692
Fax: 712-224-4693

District Office- Storm Lake:
607 Lake Avenue
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Phone: 712-732-4197
Fax: 712-732-4217

Resources and Articles

Resources

Articles

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Conservation Credit Energy and Research, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Department Operations Oversight Nutrition and Forestry, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Livestock Dairy and Poultry, House Committee on the Judiciary, House Judiciary Task Force on Antitrust, House Judiciary Task Force on Antitrust/Subcommittee on the Constitution Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, House Judiciary Task Force on Antitrust/Subcommittee on Immigration Citizenship Refugees Border Security and International Law, House Committee on Small Business, House Committee on Small Business/Subcommittee on Regulations Healthcare and Trade, House Committee on Small Business/Subcommittee on Finance and Tax,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 5, 2002
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2003
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Iowa Senate,
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 40 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone: 712-325-1404 / Fax: 712-325-1405
2. 526 Nebraska Street, Sioux City, IA 51101
Phone: 712-224-4692 / Fax: 712-224-4693
3. 607 Lake Avenue, Storm Lake, IA 50588
Phone: 712-732-4197 / Fax: 712-732-4217




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Date of Birth: May 28, 1949


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