Day 2

In his almost 16 years in Congress, King has passed exactly one bill as primary sponsor, redesignating a post office. He won’t debate his opponent and rarely holds public town halls. Instead, he spends his time meeting with fascist leaders in Europe and retweeting neo-Nazis.
Des Moines Register Editorial Board, October 13, 2018

Day 10

I do want to put this at the feet of Barack Obama. He contributed mightily to dividing us. He focused on our differences rather than our things that unify us. And this is some of the fruits of that labor.
Steve King

* In response to the June 2017 shooting of members of Congress during their baseball practice. Five people were wounded, including House majority whip Steve Scalise.

Day 43

None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to encourage, allow, or require any individual to use any bathroom other than the bathroom of the individual’s biological sex.
Steve King, in amendment to the 2016 bill that funds Congress’ annual payroll, maintenance and operations budget

* King subsequently voted against the bill, since his amendment was not added to it.


Day 51

I can tell you, President Obama’s vision of American is not like our vision of America. Now I don’t assert where he was born, but I will just tell you that we are all certain that he was not raised with an American experience. So these things that beat in our hearts when we hear the national anthem and when we say the pledge of allegiance, doesn’t beat the same for him.
Steve King

Day 54

The Constitution never contemplated a president–like Obama–to have that level of boldness, to issue edicts by Executive Order.
Steve King, 2013

If Obama enacts more executive actions, we need to bring impeachment hearings immediately before the House of Representatives.
Steve King, 2014

I’m encouraged by the string of Executive Orders that Trump has rolled out.
Steve King, 2017


Day 56

Democrats want to destroy the credibility of the objective truth.
Steve King

* We went down into the Library of Congress and found a microfiche there of two newspapers in Hawaii, each of which had published the birth of Barack Obama. It would have been awfully hard to fraudulently file the birth notice of Barack Obama being born in Hawaii and get that into our public libraries and that microfiche. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some other explanations on how they might’ve announced that by telegram from Kenya.
Steve King

** See Day 99

Day 57

We will not become the Land of Prosperity by increasing our debt and deficit.
Steve King, 2013

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed late last year is the best vote I have cast as a member of Congress.
Steve King, 2018

* Tax cuts, spending to raise U.S. deficit to $1 trillion
Chicago Tribune, April 2018
** Tax cuts carry a big price tag: Huge debt, budget office warns
Los Angeles Times, June 2018

*** See Day 99

Day 66

United We Dream, an undocumented youth activist group, organized a protest at the Iowa congressman’s office. Two dozen or so demonstrators showed up at King’s office to voice their displeasure with him, and they arrived wearing caps and gowns to reinforce their message that they want to pursue higher education and careers in the U.S.
Source: ABC News

* The DACA recipients were not immune from U.S. law.
** See Day 99


Day 69

In my office, I have placed the portrait of Phyllis Schlafly, whose leadership to advance conservative principles is surpassed by none.
Steve King, recipient of the 2018 Phyllis Schlafly Award for Leadership

* Sexual harassment on the job is not a problem for virtuous women.
** So long as her husband earns a good income, a woman doesn’t care about the pay gap between them.

*** By getting married, the woman has consented to sex, and I don’t think you can call it rape.

Phyllis Schlafly

Day 72

If it makes sense to legislate a minimum wage, it also makes sense to legislate a living wage. And, if it makes sense to legislate a living wage, it makes sense to simply legislate prosperity. If Congress passed a law that everyone had to make $1,000,000 a year, there would only be a handful of people with a job in this country.
Steve King

* See Day 99

Day 73

Instead of representing only their own voluntary members, unions take advantage of federal law that gives them the tyrannical power to force every worker to accept monopoly bargaining.*
Steve King, Congressional representative of Ames,  Iowa

As a union member in Ames, she received regular raises, from 2 percent to almost 7 percent. She had good health insurance with no monthly premium. But that changed last year when Iowa’s Republican-controlled legislature passed a law gutting public-sector unions. Collective bargaining was severely restricted. Union workers got a 1 percent pay hike this year. And Isabel’s health care now costs $80 a month.
Washington Post, August 17, 2018

Day 75

Steve King is the least effective Republican of the Congressional Class of 2003

  • Devin Nunes (CA) 9.87%
  • Mario Diaz-Balart (FL) 8.04%
  • John Carter (TX) 6.67%
  • Mike Turner (OH) 6.28%
  • Michael C. Burgess (TX) 6.02%
  • Tom Cole (OK) 5.71%
  • Jeb Hensarling (TX) 5.59%
  • Mike Rogers (AL) 4.67%
  • Rob Bishop (UT) 3.68%
  • Marsha Blackburn (TN) 3.68%
  • Steve King (IA) 2.88%

(Bills Became Law versus Bills Introduced)