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Rep. Steve King introduces bill to add citizenship question to census


This news story was published on June 29, 2019.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Steve King introduced a bill this week that would add a question to the 2020 census form asking people if they are U.S. citizens.

The move comes after the Supreme Court struck down a Trump administration move to add the question on its own to the census form. After introducing his bill, King said:

Congressman Steve King

“Overall, the Supreme Court ruling delaying the Trump Administration’s restoration of a citizenship question to the decennial census is a ridiculous example of judicial overreach,” said King. “However, buried within Part III of the decision is an important 5-4 majority holding that shouldn’t be overlooked. That holding makes it clear that as a matter of Constitutional law, the Enumeration Clause ‘permits Congress, and by extension the Secretary, to inquire about citizenship on the census questionnaire.’

That holding underscores the need for swift consideration and passage of my ‘Census Accuracy Act.’ My bill requires the asking of a citizenship question on the census, and its swift enactment would prevent the Supreme Court from continuing to second-guess the Trump Administration’s legitimate census policy choices. American citizens are losing representation in the House of Representatives due to illegal immigration, and American citizens should question the motives of a Congressional majority that panders to illegal aliens by accepting it.”

King is the author of HR 1320, the Census Accuracy Act, legislation he introduced that requires the Census Bureau to include a question identifying a respondent’s status. Last week, King secured 192 votes in the House in favor of a King amendment that allows federal funds to be used to add the citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Congressman King claims to be “the leading Congressional proponent of restoring a question regarding respondent’s citizenship status to the census, and he has worked effectively to advance this cause.” In February of 2018, King led a letter signed by 10 Members of Congress expressing support for requiring the decennial census to ask about citizenship. “We write to demonstrate our strong support for requiring the decennial census to ask respondents about their citizenship status,” the King letter states. “Adding a citizenship question would result in American citizens being more accurately represented in Congress.”

Meanwhile, King announced that he will be hosting two town hall meetings on Tuesday, July 2. Both town halls are open to the public and to the media.

The first of the two town halls will be held in Butler County at the Parkersburg American Legion Post 285 Building located in Parkersburg at 110 Colfax St. The Butler County town hall will run from 9:00-10:00 AM Central.

The second of the day’s town halls will be held in Humboldt County at the Dakota City VFW located in Dakota City at 412 Main Street. The Humboldt County town hall will run from 2:00-3:00 PM Central.

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51 Responses to Rep. Steve King introduces bill to add citizenship question to census

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Gonna sit at home tomorrow and watch THE PATRIOT PARAADE IN D.C. – SUPER CHIEF in charge – Sad day for the socialist demcraps crying in their vodka – just like election nite 2016! CARMMA IS A BITCH ! Happy 4th to all PATRIOTS !

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 3, 2019 at 8:15 am

      3 posts in 8 minutes and all three look like a 2nd grader wrote them with assistance from a 5 East patient. Wow. Impressive you moron.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 3, 2019 at 8:37 am

        While his intentions may be good, he can’t help it since he’s been in the dark most of his life.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Hey Matt ! How about the story on the impport who has been terrorizing nurses at Mercy – Not the first time.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2019 at 9:16 am

    hey. if law enforcement would do their job and prioritize we wouldnt even have illegals answering census questions. cops need to be out here asking for brown ppls identification and social trying to determine if either is real after that they need to be out here looking for gang members that sell drugs. immigrants and powdered narcotics should be the top priority for PUBLIC SERVANTS.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Did you say obummer removed the citizen question by executive order – well cow farts – his citizenship has never been truly verified and the globelists pulled a cow fart on American CIIZENS when he was ushered in – what a CON JOB. Gonna take another 6 years of the Trumpster to get the stink out of DC and the not so White House. Cow Farts and good riddens to Obama-and his corrupt hatred for American Citizens and our REBUBLIC.

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    unkimt Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Thank you Rep. King for helping Iowa workers and tax payers.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 1, 2019 at 7:29 pm

      How would this bill help iowa workers and tax payers?!?!?! What would really help Iowa workers and tax payers would be if his economically depressed area of the state actually started making economic development a priority over passing religious based laws.

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        Cow ka-pow farts Reply Report comment

        July 2, 2019 at 5:44 am

        It’s a general thanks for everything he does for Iowa taxpayers and to help fight against the global warming Religion hoax. Now stop huffing cow farts lady.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 2, 2019 at 10:47 am

          Do you really think the BILLIONS of tons on CO2 mankind pumps into the atmosphere each year has no effect on climate?!?!?!?!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 2, 2019 at 7:25 am

        I believe one of our local mucky mucks said Sioux City Saw over $100 million worth of new business after there downtown revitalization. Is not that economic development? Or do you just want more packing plants?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 2, 2019 at 10:46 am

          Buddy, NW Iowa is one of the poorest areas of the state with severe worker shortages. I could care less about a couple blocks in Sioux City, the rest of the area he represents is economically stagnant at best and has been for DECADES. Economic development needs to be be more of a priority if your goal is to truly help Iowa’s workers and tax payers. Seems like NW Iowa’s actual goal is instituting religious based laws and keeping brown people out.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Wash yourself with dove soap and get rid of your bullshit PS what do you call a blue eyed liberal democrap ? Answer – 1 QUART LOW ON BULLSHIT!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Chimp -troll – Africa ? Could you be one of those MC millennial reguratates our government controlled schools are putting out on the streets as graduates? Please write your name on your next post to prove us wrong liberal snowflakey !

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    aju Reply Report comment

    June 30, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    Asking people of they are citizens is a horrible idea, mainly because federal funding for roads, hospitals, schools, public works, and other public services to cities and states equaling $675 billion is based on the census; if there’s a citizen question less people are going to respond to the census. If there are a reported 15,000 people in the community but there are actually 22,000 guess who will suffer, everyone in local communities and the state, including US citizens. 15,000 people compared to 22,000 people means less of a piece of that pie for all those services mentioned. Face it, the people who are writing comments on this article have no idea what the census is even for.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 1, 2019 at 7:33 am

      I believe it is to determine how many electoral votes you get…basically equates to voting.

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        aju Reply Report comment

        July 1, 2019 at 8:05 pm

        That’s one part of what the census is used for, one among many things including everything else I mentioned.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 1, 2019 at 5:59 pm

      The citizenship question has been on the census since it first started until Obama had it removed by executive order. It should have been approved by congress. It is an important question because sanctuary states like California will get an unfair number of seats in congress if non citizens are counted. I don’t give a crap about your roads and bridges if the rest of the country has to pay for them because you are stacked with non citizens.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 2, 2019 at 9:25 am

      someone mentioned the idea of finger printing when they do the census, i dont know if thats bs or not but i wont do it. im not a criminal, try to take my finger prints and find out how private property works. in any case im a legal citizen and white male. i avoid the census and refuse to participate. its a pain in the butt invasion into my personal time. if im not on anyones clock i wont be doing anything i simply dont feel like doing. some stranger knocking on the front door? wanting to ask me questions? who has the time for that! its extremely annoying when people knock on the door. if you cant text or call ahead you probably have zero reason to be at someones house.

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    Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

    June 30, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Did you know that even “illegal aliens” are required to register for the draft, the same as a US citizen male has too?

    So, what is wrong with asking someone if they are a citizen of this country? The country has no tangible way to know for certain as to how many illegals are in this country. I feel asking someone if they are a citizen is a great way to start figuring how many are in our country.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 30, 2019 at 9:00 am

    KKK originated in Africa – kind -kinky and korrect ! You Steve – nice to know we have at least 1 PATRIOT in the swamp of DC.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 30, 2019 at 12:50 pm

      Good lord! If you actually believe that your intelligence should be downgraded from human to chimpanzee.. If you don’t we can just downgrade you to troll.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 30, 2019 at 8:58 am

    You crazy liberals have a mind boggling low I Q robotic answer for anything factual – but like dove soap your 99.4% pure bullshit.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 30, 2019 at 5:24 pm

      “but like dove soap your 99.4% pure bullshit.”

      So what you’re saying is that Dove soap is bullshit.
      You really need to work on your analogies.

      But then you’re not very bright and are about as sharp as the leading edge of a marble.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 30, 2019 at 7:48 am

    I can not believe this White supremacist, KKK supporter represents the Great State Of Iowa and people keep voting for him!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 30, 2019 at 11:00 am

      It baffles me too. But this is the same state that voted Terry Branstad into office for 20 years despite the fact he decimated Iowa’s education system, made Iowa one of the slowest growing economies in the country, and substantially raised taxes on gasoline and real property.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 1, 2019 at 6:52 am

      He can’t possibly be KKK. He is a Republican and KKK are Democrats.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 2, 2019 at 9:32 am

      well……. if he where a kkk supporter wouldnt he be part of the political party that founded the kkk? he isnt a democrat is he? guess what? the left is a bunch of fanatical losers so is the right, youre all a bunch of insane retards! to many opinions and to much vested interest in what other people do. if it doesnt affect you personally you should have zero opinion on others hobbies interests sexual endeavors abortions or anything else. i think all religion should be aborted from society and all abortions are fine i also think anyone who is anti gun is just a uninformed loser at the same time anyone who thinks they have the right to control other peoples body or substance use choices is a piece of shit. being political and accepting two party politics is for the asbergers stricken part of the population. youre retards and you cant articulate your ignorant wants very well so you get all pissy and foam at the mouth insulting eachother for no damn reason. grow up. understand that we dont need to fight eachother. we need to fight the politicians who are supposed to be acting based on what the people demand not demanding that the people allow them to be omnipotent. also leave steve king alone. hes better than that twat reynolds is.

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        Real American Reply Report comment

        July 2, 2019 at 10:02 pm

        No political party “founded” the KKK. Read up on it and find out why it started and who revived it after the original party died. So much total bs in your post.

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    June 30, 2019 at 6:51 am

    I have no problem answering that question.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 30, 2019 at 7:38 am

      The Constitution says to count all persons – not just all citizens.
      As mandated by the Constitution, the census must count all people in the U.S. – adults and children, citizens and noncitizens alike.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 1, 2019 at 6:06 pm

        we can count all persons, we just need to know the number of citizens so we can allocate seats in congress based on the number of citizens. What is so confusing to you that you don’t understand that? Congress represents the citizens of our country. Non citizens can answer the question, we will know the population but only citizens count toward #’s of representatives in congress.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 30, 2019 at 8:49 am

      You have a 50% chance of getting it right.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 30, 2019 at 4:24 pm

      better start studying

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 29, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    That’s not true hozay ! Representtive are established by the number of PEOPLE living in a state – the more people the more represenatives and the more electro-college votes from each district – Look at California 15 20% illegals living in that state and they have like 3 times the electro college votes as most other states because it is based on population and not just U.S. citizens – should be alarmed when half of Africa and mexico are voting democrat – right – if you have a drivers licence you can vote – demorat controlled treason !

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 29, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      YOU HAVE TO REGISTER TO VOTE

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 2, 2019 at 9:34 am

        so….. how does all the voter fruad happen then, GENIUS ALL CAPS DOUCHEBAG!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 30, 2019 at 5:52 am

      The census should also ask: Are you a White Supremacist?
      That way KKKing and his kind would be counted.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 1, 2019 at 6:09 pm

        You are an idiot making statements like that. Steve King is a fine person and he speaks the truth.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 30, 2019 at 12:47 pm

      The “electro college?” What’s going on? When does Spiderman come in and save the day?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 29, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Whom in their right mind would agree that a census would leave out – ARE YOU A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES ? Talk about a hair brain dead congress – unless your a demo and will take any vote you can take -steal – they have nothing for Americans and patriots but CONTEMPT AND HATERED -plus furthering their corrupt financial position !

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 29, 2019 at 12:46 pm

      A census has nothing to do with voting rights. Do we want to know how many people actually live here or not? Using the census as a tool for ICE is not legally binding. The SCOTUS just ruled that the writers of the proposal must prove that this isn’t just a ruse to seek out immigrants.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 29, 2019 at 4:39 pm

      You’re not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed.
      But you are a tool.
      You must be related to Steve King.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 30, 2019 at 8:49 am

        Says a Dumb Ass!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          June 30, 2019 at 11:17 am

          eLViS comes through with another zinger. How do you think those up? You must really be intelligent.

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            Anonymous

            June 30, 2019 at 12:45 pm

            This page so badly needs a “like” button.

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            Anonymous

            July 1, 2019 at 6:55 am

            Says another Brain Dead Loser! Trump2020

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            Anonymous

            July 1, 2019 at 2:36 pm

            eLViS is digging deep into his insult box. Keep em coming old man.