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King sounds off in one-on-one interview

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

U.S. Congressman Rep. Steve King (R-IA) sat down with Daily Reporter Managing Editor Randy M. Cauthron for a one-on-one interview during an appearance at the 30th anniversary of Ag Outlook at the Clay County Regional Events Center.

King appeared on a live broadcast of the syndicated Agri-Talk program, met with vendors and participants at the show, presented regional FFA clubs with chapter awards and addressed an audience comprised primarily of FFA members.

The congressman offered comments on:

The state of things in Washington, D.C. ...

"I wouldn't represent it as being devoid of burden and responsibilities. It's been a bit of a difficult last half a year."

Debt ceiling ...

"Simply opens the door up for, actually technically, no limit ... We will see the debt ceiling go over $18 trillion before there's another vote."

Farm bill ...

"On balance it's good for our grain producers ... the livestock producers should have been treated better."

The Affordable Care Act ...

"I'm commanded, by law, to be under ObamaCare. Now, if anybody in America was going to find a way out of it, it was going to be Steve King."

Immigration reform ...

"I'm confident my plan is the best plan going forward. If I were not, then I would change it. ... The first thing is we have to stop the bleeding at the border."

Interstate commerce

"I'd argue that Californians are free to regulate their producers, and over-regulate them; they're even free to regulate them out of business if they choose. But they are not free to regulate producers in the other 49 states."

Critics in his own party ...

"They cannot make a point about anything I've said that was anything other than true."

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