STUDY: REPUBLICANS VOTE WITH STEVE KING ON IMMIGRATION

July 26, 2013 Recently, while speaking about DREAM Act-eligible young Americans, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) claimed “For everyone who's a valedictorian, there's another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds--and they've got calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.” Offensive on just about every level, the statement drew the excoriations from his colleagues that did not accompany his comparison of immigrants to dogs during the 2012 election. Said Speaker John Boehner, King’s comment “does not reflect the values of the American people or the Republican Party.” Unfortunately, Boehner is only half-correct. While the American people are deeply opposed to the bigotry espoused by King, the Republican caucus is solidly aligned with King’s worldview. Since Rep. King first took office as a member of the House in 2003, Congressional Quarterly has identified 110 votes in the House as pertaining to immigration. On 98 of those votes, the majority of Republicans in the House followed King’s lead. Excluding one vote that King missed, that means that the Republican caucus sided with the virulently anti-immigrant King 89.9% of the time when asked to vote on immigration issues. Republicans may not always appreciate King’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. But they’re more than likely to agree with him when it comes to actually voting on policy.

Supporting Documentation:
Since Representative Steve King assumed office in 2003, Congressional Quarterly has identified 110 house votes pertaining to immigration. The majority of Republicans voted in agreement with Rep. King on 98 of these roll call votes, as outlined in the table below. Excluding the one vote Rep. King missed, Republicans voted with Steve King’s immigration position on 9 out of 10 votes (98/109 = 89.9%). [Source: Congressional Quarterly Vote Search; Congressional Roll Call Votes] Vote 307 309 Date 6/24/2003 6/24/2003 Issue HR 2555: Fiscal 2004 Homeland Security Appropriations - Expedited Border Crossings HR 2555: Fiscal 2004 Homeland Security Appropriations - Citizenship and Immigration Status King N Y Result 149274 102322 R -Yes 20 102 R - No 202 122 Republican Agree Caucus w/King N Agree N Disagree

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Vote 511 570 182 341 367 373 516 517 518 519 521 523 533 23 27 28 29 30 31

Date 9/23/2003

Issue HR 1588: Fiscal 2004 Defense Authorization - Motion to Instruct

King N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y N N N Y

Result 298118 231170 88-331 139278 156262 341-85 283132 212203 197219 256160 203210 282134 407-4 228191 228198 185236 179243 195229 261161

R -Yes 103 207 86 134 148 222 219 32 21 215 25 213 213 227 228 10 8 2 219

R - No 118 2 133 87 71 3 1 189 200 6 193 8 4 0 0 216 220 227 8

Republican Agree Caucus w/King N Agree Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y N N N Y Agree Disagree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree

10/28/2003 House Vote 570 - HR 2359: Employment Verification - Passage 5/18/2004 7/8/2004 7/13/2004 7/14/2004 10/8/2004 10/8/2004 10/8/2004 10/8/2004 10/8/2004 10/8/2004 HR 3722: Emergency Medical Care for Aliens - Passage HR 4754: Fiscal 2005 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations Immigration and Citizenship Information HR 4766: Fiscal 2005 Agriculture Appropriations - Food Stamps HR 4418: Customs, Immigration and Trade Agencies Authorization Passage HR 10: Intelligence Overhaul - Deportation Requirements HR 10: Intelligence Overhaul - Expedited Deportation of Aliens HR 10: Intelligence Overhaul - Asylum Rights and Refugee Protections HR 10: Intelligence Overhaul - Border Construction HR 10: Intelligence Overhaul - Expedited Deportation of Aliens HR 10: Intelligence Overhaul - Passage

11/17/2004 S 2302: Doctor Visas - Passage 2/9/2005 HR 418, HRES71, HR418: Immigration Standards - Question of Consideration 2/10/2005 HR418: Immigration Standards - Rule 2/10/2005 2/10/2005 2/10/2005 2/10/2005 HR418: Immigration Standards - Asylum Provisions HR418: Immigration Standards - Border Security HR418: Immigration Standards - Recommit HR418: Immigration Standards - Passage

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Vote 262 263 267 636 639 640 646 653 654 655 656 657 658 659 660 661 189 220 222

Date 6/16/2005

Issue

King Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y

Result 204222 106322 218208 220206 162252 260159 216203 273148 420-0 164257 237180 247170 87-332 163251 198221 239182 266153 358-63 134284

R -Yes 189 89 208 219 0 211 213 215 220 156 207 217 0 139 0 203 216 170 129

R - No 37 139 20 7 218 12 8 6 0 65 11 2 219 77 219 17 9 55 94

HR2862: Fiscal 2006 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Immigration Standards 6/16/2005 HR2862: Fiscal 2006 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Immigration and Trade Agreements 6/16/2005 HR2862: Fiscal 2006 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Illegal Immigration 12/15/2005 HR4437: Border Security - Rule 12/15/2005 HR4437: Border Security - Removal Process 12/15/2005 HR4437: Border Security - Security Fencing 12/16/2005 HR4437: Border Security - Rule 12/16/2005 HR4437: Border Security - Diversity Visa Program 12/16/2005 HR4437: Border Security - Legal Immigration Status 12/16/2005 HR4437: Border Security - Illegal Entry 12/16/2005 HR4437: Border Security - Illegal Immigrants 12/16/2005 HR4437: Border Security - Penalties for Unauthorized Aliens 12/16/2005 HR4437: Border Security - Increase Fines on Businesses 12/16/2005 HR4437: Border Security - Deportation of Illegal Immigrants 12/16/2005 HR4437: Border Security - Recommit 12/16/2005 HR4437: Border Security - Passage 5/23/2006 5/25/2006 5/25/2006 HR5384: Fiscal 2007 Agriculture Appropriations - Food Stamps HR5441: Fiscal 2007 Homeland Security Appropriations - Citizenship and Immigration Services HR5441: Fiscal 2007 Homeland Security Appropriations - Temporary Protected Status

Republican Agree Caucus w/King Y Agree N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Disagree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Disagree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree

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Vote 223 224 347 444 445 446 461 462 464 465 467 468 469 478 480 482 483 484 485

Date 6/6/2006 6/6/2006 6/29/2006 9/14/2006 9/14/2006 9/14/2006 9/21/2006 9/21/2006 9/21/2006 9/21/2006 9/21/2006 9/21/2006 9/21/2006 6/15/2007 6/15/2007 6/15/2007 6/15/2007 6/15/2007 6/15/2007

Issue HR5441: Fiscal 2007 Homeland Security Appropriations - Immigration HR5441: Fiscal 2007 Homeland Security Appropriations - Private Volunteer Border Patrol Groups HR5672: Fiscal 2007 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Passport Requirement HR6061: Border Fencing - Previous Question HR6061: Border Fencing - Recommit HR6061: Border Fencing - Passage HR 6095, HR6094, HR4830: Immigration and Homeland Security Previous Question HR 6094, HR4830, HR6095: Immigration and Homeland Security Rule HR6094: Illegal Immigrant Detainment - Appeal Ruling of the Chair HR6094: Illegal Immigrant Detainment - Passage HR6095: Immigration Law Enforcement - Recommit HR6095: Immigration Law Enforcement - Passage HR4830: Border Tunnel - Passage HR2638: Fiscal 2008 Homeland Security Appropriations - Immigration and Customs Enforcement HR2638: Fiscal 2008 Homeland Security Appropriations - Personnel Management System HR2638: Fiscal 2008 Homeland Security Appropriations - Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative HR2638: Fiscal 2008 Homeland Security Appropriations - Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative HR2638: Fiscal 2008 Homeland Security Appropriations - Visa Waiver Program HR2638: Fiscal 2008 Homeland Security Appropriations - Immigration

King Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Result 218179 293107 90-318 224190 193224 283138 225195 227195 225195 328-95 196226 277140 422-0 228195 184238 89-331 379-45 76-347 234189

R -Yes 201 216 75 220 2 219 225 226 223 222 0 215 225 190 182 69 159 60 185

R - No 14 1 143 1 218 6 0 1 0 4 225 5 0 5 12 126 36 134 9

Republican Agree Caucus w/King Y Agree Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y N Y Agree Disagree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Disagree Agree Disagree Agree

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Vote 486 487 490 673 725 734 814 857 1067 189 215 219 226 297 374 528 554 557 668 384 385

Date 6/15/2007 6/15/2007 6/15/2007 7/19/2007 7/25/2007 7/26/2007 8/2/2007 9/6/2007 11/8/2007 4/15/2008 4/23/2008 4/23/2008 4/29/2008 5/8/2008 6/4/2008 7/24/2008 7/31/2008 7/31/2008 9/28/2008 6/18/2009 6/18/2009

Issue HR2638: Fiscal 2008 Homeland Security Appropriations - U.S.-Mexico Border Fence HR2638: Fiscal 2008 Homeland Security Appropriations - Temporary Protective Status HR2638: Fiscal 2008 Homeland Security Appropriations - Recommit HR3043: Fiscal 2008 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations - Social Security Benefit Payments HR3093: Fiscal 2008 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - State Criminal Alien Assistance Program HR3093: Fiscal 2008 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Requirement to Speak English HR3161: Fiscal 2008 Agriculture Appropriations - Recommit HR2786: Native American Housing - Immigration Law HR3074: Fiscal 2008 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Motion to Instruct HR5719: Tax-Filing Process Revisions - Recommit HR5819: Small-Business Programs Reauthorization - Illegal Immigrants HR2830: Coast Guard Reauthorization - Rule S2739: Omnibus Public Lands - Passage HR5818: Foreclosed Property Grants and Loans - Illegal Immigrants HR3021: School Construction and Modernization - Manager's Amendment HR3999: Highway Bridge Safety - Illegal Immigrant Employment HR1338: Paycheck Equality - Immigration Compliance HR6633: Employee Verification - Passage S2840: Military Members' Naturalization - Passage HR2847: Fiscal 2010 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Revote on State Criminal Alien Assistance HR2847: Fiscal 2010 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations -

King Y Y Y Y Y Did Not Vote Y Y Y Y Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y

Result 149272 123298 200217 254168 388-39 202212 212216 263146 397-16 210210 406-0 223183 221-0 391-33 260151 416-1 410-16 407-2 416-0 405-1 172-

R -Yes 131 115 189 189 185 180 198 183 190 189 184 5 70 194 41 192 191 183 192 171 169

R - No 62 79 3 7 11 7 0 4 0 3 0 181 117 3 150 0 0 1 0 0 4

Republican Agree Caucus w/King Y Agree Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Agree Agree Agree Agree Disagree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree

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Vote

Date

Issue

King

Result 245 423-6 240187 349-84 423-0 398-0 385-11 235168 211208 216198 206-60 268151 289131 107313 426-0 407-17 389-15 239179 252164 296121 371-0 416-4

R -Yes

R - No

Republican Agree Caucus w/King Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Disagree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Disagree Disagree Agree Agree Disagree Agree Agree

438 439 442 514 812 813 73 623 625 664 386 398 407 684 685 860 937 938 941 111 256

Motion to Reconsider State Criminal Alien Assistance Program 6/24/2009 HR2892: Fiscal 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations - Visa Security Program 6/24/2009 HR2892: Fiscal 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations - Customs Border and Protection 6/24/2009 HR2892: Fiscal 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations - Illegal Workers 7/9/2009 H Con Res 127: Caribbean-American Heritage Month - Adoption 10/23/2009 HR3619: Coast Guard Authorization - Infrastructure Report 10/23/2009 HR3619: Coast Guard Authorization - Passage 2/26/2010 HR2701: Fiscal 2010 Intelligence Authorization - Passage 12/8/2010 12/8/2010 HR5281: Immigration Policy Revisions - Rule HR5281: Immigration Policy Revisions - Motion to Concur

Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y N Y N N Y Y N Y Y

176 175 177 176 161 151 1 0 8 31 232 234 0 238 220 210 234 233 147 218 233

0 2 0 0 0 10 159 171 160 59 1 0 232 0 16 13 0 0 86 0 3

12/22/2010 HR847: Sept. 11 Health and Compensation Fund - Motion to Concur 6/1/2011 HR2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Immigrations and Customs Enforcement 6/2/2011 HR2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Alternative Detention for Immigrants 6/2/2011 HR2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Immigration Enforcement Program 8/1/2011 HR398: Armed Forces Immigration Status Petitions - Passage 8/1/2011 HR1933: Non-Immigrant Nurses Visa Reauthorization - Passage 11/29/2011 HR3012: Employment Visa Per-Country Cap Elimination - Passage 12/16/2011 HR 2055, HCONRES94, HR3672, HR2055: Fiscal 2012 Appropriations - Previous Question 12/16/2011 HR 3672, HCONRES94, HR2055: Fiscal 2012 Appropriations - Rule 12/16/2011 HR2055: Fiscal 2012 Omnibus Appropriations - Conference Report 3/19/2012 5/16/2012 HR3992: Israeli Nonimmigrant Visas - Passage HR4119: Border Tunnel Smuggling - Passage

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Vote 534 580 590 611 612 613 197 208 241

Date 7/26/2012 9/13/2012 9/20/2012

Issue HR4078: Regulatory Revisions - Non-Resident Aliens S3245: Immigration and Visa Program Renewal - Passage HR6429: STEM Visa Program - Passage

King Y Y Y Y N Y N Y Y

Result 251165 412-3 257158 243170 157231 245139 186236 224201 420-3

R -Yes 233 228 227 233 0 218 6 221 227

R - No 3 3 5 0 226 5 223 6 2

Republican Agree Caucus w/King Y Agree Y Y Y N Y N Y Y Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree

11/29/2012 HR6429: STEM Visa Program - Rule 11/30/2012 HR6429: STEM Visa Program - Recommit 11/30/2012 HR6429: STEM Visa Program - Passage 6/5/2013 6/6/2013 6/14/2013 HR2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - Customs and Border Protection Staffing HR2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - Immigration Enforcement Discretion HR1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa Program

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