WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King submitted nine amendments to an omnibus spending bill coming before the House of Representatives, each striking a blow at some of Democrats’ top priorities, including gay marriage, Obamacare, the Iran nuclear agreement, climate change and more.
“It is the obligation of Congress to restore its Article I Constitutional authority and the balance of power,” said King. “This omnibus is the best opportunity to support and defend our Constitutional authority.
King released the following statement after submitting his amendment, defunding the enforcement of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Same-Sex Marriage, to the omnibus spending bill:
“My amendment “blocks the Federal government from forcing the states to accept and honor same-sex marriage imposed by judicial fiat. The people, through their elected representatives, should be the ones deciding whether to adopt same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court Justices are the last people on earth who can be allowed to amend our Constitution.” To view the original amendment text, click here.
King released the following statement after submitting his amendment, defunding Planned Parenthood, to the omnibus spending bill:
“The gruesome, ghoulish, and ghastly Planned Parenthood practices brought to light by recent videos are more than enough evidence to block all federal tax dollars to Planned Parenthood. My amendment reflects the conscience of the American people and simply says: ‘No funds authorized or appropriated by Federal law may be made available for any purpose to Planned Parenthood… any affiliate or clinic of Planned Parenthood… any successor.” To view the amendment text, click here.
King released the following statement after submitting his amendment, defunding the Climate Change Agreement, to the omnibus spending bill:
“With blatant disregard for the health of the American economy, and without Congressional approval, President Obama has pledged to support the climate change agreement that was worked out at the COP21 conference in Paris earlier this month. The amendment I offered today will prevent the President from imposing the harsh and arbitrary burdens of this agreement on American families and businesses. If left unchecked, the President will use this agreement to expand federal control over the economy, raise the cost of energy, and stifle an already fragile economy.” To view the original amendment text, click here.
King released the following statement after submitting his amendment, defunding the Refugee Resettlement Process, to the omnibus spending bill:
“How can we trust this Obama Administration who will not utter the words ‘radical Islamic jihad’ to accurately screen refugees coming into the United States? For years we have had thousands of illegal immigrants coming across our boarders falsely claiming refugee status. The safety and security of the American people is paramount which is why my amendment defunds the refugee resettlement process for this fiscal year. This gives Congress time to craft a thoughtful refugee policy to help build a culture in America that honors Americanism.” To view the amendment text, click here.
King released the following statement after submitting his amendment to the omnibus spending bill to defund executive amnesty:
“My amendment defunds all of the President’s illegal and unconstitutional actions regarding immigration. 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. Further, I submitted my language that passed the House floor earlier this year that defunds sanctuary cities. Sanctuary cities shelter criminal aliens that regularly victimize citizens with impunity while being protected by city and state officials. It is time to restore the Rule of Law and put an end to these crimes.” To view the amendment text, click here.
King released the following statement after submitting his defund ObamaCare implementation amendment to the Omnibus Spending bill:
“ObamaCare was passed by hook, crook and legislative shenanigan and has been rejected by the American people multiple times. Since passage, the President has unilaterally ignored the law to delay mandates, rewrite the bill’s language related to exchanges and move to bailout co-ops and insurance companies without oversight or Congressional input. At this point our options are to defund the implementation of ObamaCare until we have the right President who will enforce the will of the American people.” To view the amendment text, click here.
King released the following statement after submitting his amendment, defunding the new Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS), to the omnibus spending bill:
“Just like in every other aspect of the President’s executive overreaches, he did not listen to the American people. Under this new Waters of the United States rule, family farms, small businesses and other landowners would not be safe from burdensome, politically motivated EPA regulations. The courts have already begun to question the legal legitimacy of the EPA’s new WOTUS rule which puts 96.7% of Iowa’s land mass under the EPA’s jurisdiction. Congress should second that motion and defund the rule until the courts ultimately decide it is unconstitutional.” To view the amendment text, click here.
King released the following statement after submitting his amendment, defunding the Iran Nuclear Deal, to the omnibus spending bill:
“Israel is a strong ally and loyal friend of the United States. When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came before Congress earlier this year he made a powerful case to Congress, America and the rest of the world detailing how the Iran Nuclear deal puts Israel’s very survival at stake. The Iran Nuclear deal is one of the most dangerous proposals of our time. It starts the nuclear arms race in the Middle East, restores Iran’s economy, and enables Iran, within 10 years, to become a nuclear power. For these reasons, I submitted an amendment that completely defunds this disastrous deal. To view the amendment text, click here.