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STUDY: REPUBLICANS VOTE WITH STEVE KING ON IMMIGRATION July 26, 2013 Recently, while speaking about

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

Date

Issue

King

Result

R -Yes

R - No

Republican

Agree

Caucus

w/King

307

6/24/2003

HR 2555: Fiscal 2004 Homeland Security Appropriations - Expedited Border Crossings

N

149-

20

202

N

Agree

274

309

6/24/2003

HR 2555: Fiscal 2004 Homeland Security Appropriations - Citizenship and Immigration Status

Y

102-

102

122

N

Disagree

322

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Vote

Date

Issue

King

Result

R -Yes

R - No

Republican

Agree

Caucus

w/King

511

9/23/2003

HR 1588: Fiscal 2004 Defense Authorization - Motion to Instruct

N

298-

103

118

N

Agree

118

570

10/28/2003

House Vote 570 - HR 2359: Employment Verification - Passage

Y

231-

207

2

Y

Agree

170

182

5/18/2004

HR 3722: Emergency Medical Care for Aliens - Passage

Y

88-331

86

133

N

Disagree

341

7/8/2004

HR 4754: Fiscal 2005 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations - Immigration and Citizenship Information

Y

139-

134

87

Y

Agree

278

367

7/13/2004

HR 4766: Fiscal 2005 Agriculture Appropriations - Food Stamps

Y

156-

148

71

Y

Agree

262

373

7/14/2004

HR 4418: Customs, Immigration and Trade Agencies Authorization - Passage

Y

341-85

222

3

Y

Agree

516

10/8/2004

HR 10: Intelligence Overhaul - Deportation Requirements

Y

283-

219

1

Y

Agree

132

517

10/8/2004

HR 10: Intelligence Overhaul - Expedited Deportation of Aliens

N

212-

32

189

N

Agree

203

518

10/8/2004

HR 10: Intelligence Overhaul - Asylum Rights and Refugee Protections

N

197-

21

200

N

Agree

219

519

10/8/2004

HR 10: Intelligence Overhaul - Border Construction

Y

256-

215

6

Y

Agree

160

521

10/8/2004

HR 10: Intelligence Overhaul - Expedited Deportation of Aliens

N

203-

25

193

N

Agree

210

523

10/8/2004

HR 10: Intelligence Overhaul - Passage

Y

282-

213

8

Y

Agree

134

533

11/17/2004

S 2302: Doctor Visas - Passage

Y

407-4

213

4

Y

Agree

23

2/9/2005

HR 418, HRES71, HR418: Immigration Standards - Question of Consideration

Y

228-

227

0

Y

Agree

191

27

2/10/2005

HR418: Immigration Standards - Rule

Y

228-

228

0

Y

Agree

198

28

2/10/2005

HR418: Immigration Standards - Asylum Provisions

N

185-

10

216

N

Agree

236

29

2/10/2005

HR418: Immigration Standards - Border Security

N

179-

8

220

N

Agree

243

30

2/10/2005

HR418: Immigration Standards - Recommit

N

195-

2

227

N

Agree

229

31

2/10/2005

HR418: Immigration Standards - Passage

Y

261-

219

8

Y

Agree

161

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Vote

Date

Issue

King

Result

R -Yes

R - No

Republican

Agree

Caucus

w/King

262

6/16/2005

HR2862: Fiscal 2006 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Immigration Standards

Y

204-

189

37

Y

Agree

222

263

6/16/2005

HR2862: Fiscal 2006 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Immigration and Trade Agreements

Y

106-

89

139

N

Disagree

322

267

6/16/2005

HR2862: Fiscal 2006 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Illegal Immigration

Y

218-

208

20

Y

Agree

208

636

12/15/2005

HR4437: Border Security - Rule

Y

220-

219

7

Y

Agree

206

639

12/15/2005

HR4437: Border Security - Removal Process

N

162-

0

218

N

Agree

252

640

12/15/2005

HR4437: Border Security - Security Fencing

Y

260-

211

12

Y

Agree

159

646

12/16/2005

HR4437: Border Security - Rule

Y

216-

213

8

Y

Agree

203

653

12/16/2005

HR4437: Border Security - Diversity Visa Program

Y

273-

215

6

Y

Agree

148

654

12/16/2005

HR4437: Border Security - Legal Immigration Status

Y

420-0

220

0

Y

Agree

655

12/16/2005

HR4437: Border Security - Illegal Entry

N

164-

156

65

Y

Disagree

257

656

12/16/2005

HR4437: Border Security - Illegal Immigrants

Y

237-

207

11

Y

Agree

180

657

12/16/2005

HR4437: Border Security - Penalties for Unauthorized Aliens

Y

247-

217

2

Y

Agree

170

658

12/16/2005

HR4437: Border Security - Increase Fines on Businesses

N

87-332

0

219

N

Agree

659

12/16/2005

HR4437: Border Security - Deportation of Illegal Immigrants

Y

163-

139

77

Y

Agree

251

660

12/16/2005

HR4437: Border Security - Recommit

N

198-

0

219

N

Agree

221

661

12/16/2005

HR4437: Border Security - Passage

Y

239-

203

17

Y

Agree

182

189

5/23/2006

HR5384: Fiscal 2007 Agriculture Appropriations - Food Stamps

Y

266-

216

9

Y

Agree

153

220

5/25/2006

HR5441: Fiscal 2007 Homeland Security Appropriations - Citizenship and Immigration Services

Y

358-63

170

55

Y

Agree

222

5/25/2006

HR5441: Fiscal 2007 Homeland Security Appropriations - Temporary Protected Status

Y

134-

129

94

Y

Agree

284

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Vote

Date

Issue

King

Result

R -Yes

R - No

Republican

Agree

Caucus

w/King

223

6/6/2006

HR5441: Fiscal 2007 Homeland Security Appropriations - Immigration

Y

218-

201

14

Y

Agree

179

224

6/6/2006

HR5441: Fiscal 2007 Homeland Security Appropriations - Private Volunteer Border Patrol Groups

Y

293-

216

1

Y

Agree

107

347

6/29/2006

HR5672: Fiscal 2007 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Passport Requirement

Y

90-318

75

143

N

Disagree

444

9/14/2006

HR6061: Border Fencing - Previous Question

Y

224-

220

1

Y

Agree

190

445

9/14/2006

HR6061: Border Fencing - Recommit

N

193-

2

218

N

Agree

224

446

9/14/2006

HR6061: Border Fencing - Passage

Y

283-

219

6

Y

Agree

138

461

9/21/2006

HR 6095, HR6094, HR4830: Immigration and Homeland Security - Previous Question

Y

225-

225

0

Y

Agree

195

462

9/21/2006

HR 6094, HR4830, HR6095: Immigration and Homeland Security - Rule

Y

227-

226

1

Y

Agree

195

464

9/21/2006

HR6094: Illegal Immigrant Detainment - Appeal Ruling of the Chair

Y

225-

223

0

Y

Agree

195

465

9/21/2006

HR6094: Illegal Immigrant Detainment - Passage

Y

328-95

222

4

Y

Agree

467

9/21/2006

HR6095: Immigration Law Enforcement - Recommit

N

196-

0

225

N

Agree

226

468

9/21/2006

HR6095: Immigration Law Enforcement - Passage

Y

277-

215

5

Y

Agree

140

469

9/21/2006

HR4830: Border Tunnel - Passage

Y

422-0

225

0

Y

Agree

478

6/15/2007

HR2638: Fiscal 2008 Homeland Security Appropriations - Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Y

228-

190

5

Y

Agree

195

480

6/15/2007

HR2638: Fiscal 2008 Homeland Security Appropriations - Personnel Management System

Y

184-

182

12

Y

Agree

238

482

6/15/2007

HR2638: Fiscal 2008 Homeland Security Appropriations - Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative

Y

89-331

69

126

N

Disagree

483

6/15/2007

HR2638: Fiscal 2008 Homeland Security Appropriations - Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative

Y

379-45

159

36

Y

Agree

484

6/15/2007

HR2638: Fiscal 2008 Homeland Security Appropriations - Visa Waiver Program

Y

76-347

60

134

N

Disagree

485

6/15/2007

HR2638: Fiscal 2008 Homeland Security Appropriations - Immigration

Y

234-

185

9

Y

Agree

189

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Vote

Date

Issue

King

Result

R -Yes

R - No

Republican

Agree

Caucus

w/King

486

6/15/2007

HR2638: Fiscal 2008 Homeland Security Appropriations - U.S.-Mexico Border Fence

Y

149-

131

62

Y

Agree

272

487

6/15/2007

HR2638: Fiscal 2008 Homeland Security Appropriations - Temporary Protective Status

Y

123-

115

79

Y

Agree

298

490

6/15/2007

HR2638: Fiscal 2008 Homeland Security Appropriations - Recommit

Y

200-

189

3

Y

Agree

217

673

7/19/2007

HR3043: Fiscal 2008 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations - Social Security Benefit Payments

Y

254-

189

7

Y

Agree

168

725

7/25/2007

HR3093: Fiscal 2008 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - State Criminal Alien Assistance Program

Y

388-39

185

11

Y

Agree

734

7/26/2007

HR3093: Fiscal 2008 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Requirement to Speak English

Did

202-

180

7

Y

Disagree

Not

212

 

Vote

 

814

8/2/2007

HR3161: Fiscal 2008 Agriculture Appropriations - Recommit

Y

212-

198

0

Y

Agree

216

857

9/6/2007

HR2786: Native American Housing - Immigration Law

Y

263-

183

4

Y

Agree

146

1067

11/8/2007

HR3074: Fiscal 2008 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Motion to Instruct

Y

397-16

190

0

Y

Agree

189

4/15/2008

HR5719: Tax-Filing Process Revisions - Recommit

Y

210-

189

3

Y

Agree

210

215

4/23/2008

HR5819: Small-Business Programs Reauthorization - Illegal Immigrants

Y

406-0

184

0

Y

Agree

219

4/23/2008

HR2830: Coast Guard Reauthorization - Rule

N

223-

5

181

N

Agree

183

226

4/29/2008

S2739: Omnibus Public Lands - Passage

N

221-0

70

117

N

Agree

297

5/8/2008

HR5818: Foreclosed Property Grants and Loans - Illegal Immigrants

Y

391-33

194

3

Y

Agree

374

6/4/2008

HR3021: School Construction and Modernization - Manager's Amendment

N

260-

41

150

N

Agree

151

528

7/24/2008

HR3999: Highway Bridge Safety - Illegal Immigrant Employment

Y

416-1

192

0

Y

Agree

554

7/31/2008

HR1338: Paycheck Equality - Immigration Compliance

Y

410-16

191

0

Y

Agree

557

7/31/2008

HR6633: Employee Verification - Passage

Y

407-2

183

1

Y

Agree

668

9/28/2008

S2840: Military Members' Naturalization - Passage

Y

416-0

192

0

Y

Agree

384

6/18/2009

HR2847: Fiscal 2010 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Revote on State Criminal Alien Assistance

Y

405-1

171

0

Y

Agree

385

6/18/2009

HR2847: Fiscal 2010 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations -

Y

172-

169

4

Y

Agree

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Vote

Date

Issue

King

Result

R -Yes

R - No

Republican

Agree

Caucus

w/King

   

Motion to Reconsider State Criminal Alien Assistance Program

 

245

       

438

6/24/2009

HR2892: Fiscal 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations - Visa Security Program

Y

423-6

176

0

Y

Agree

439

6/24/2009

HR2892: Fiscal 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations - Customs Border and Protection

Y

240-

175

2

Y

Agree

187

442

6/24/2009

HR2892: Fiscal 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations - Illegal Workers

Y

349-84

177

0

Y

Agree

514

7/9/2009

H Con Res 127: Caribbean-American Heritage Month - Adoption

Y

423-0

176

0

Y

Agree

812

10/23/2009

HR3619: Coast Guard Authorization - Infrastructure Report

Y

398-0

161

0

Y

Agree

813

10/23/2009

HR3619: Coast Guard Authorization - Passage

N

385-11

151

10

Y

Disagree

73

2/26/2010

HR2701: Fiscal 2010 Intelligence Authorization - Passage

N

235-

1

159

N

Agree

168

623

12/8/2010

HR5281: Immigration Policy Revisions - Rule

N

211-

0

171

N

Agree

208

625

12/8/2010

HR5281: Immigration Policy Revisions - Motion to Concur

N

216-

8

160

N

Agree

198

664

12/22/2010

HR847: Sept. 11 Health and Compensation Fund - Motion to Concur

N

206-60

31

59

N

Agree

386

6/1/2011

HR2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Immigrations and Customs Enforcement

Y

268-

232

1

Y

Agree

151

398

6/2/2011

HR2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Alternative Detention for Immigrants

Y

289-

234

0

Y

Agree

131

407

6/2/2011

HR2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Immigration Enforcement Program

N

107-

0

232

N

Agree

313

684

8/1/2011

HR398: Armed Forces Immigration Status Petitions - Passage

Y

426-0

238

0

Y

Agree

685

8/1/2011

HR1933: Non-Immigrant Nurses Visa Reauthorization - Passage

N

407-17

220

16

Y

Disagree

860

11/29/2011

HR3012: Employment Visa Per-Country Cap Elimination - Passage

N

389-15

210

13

Y

Disagree

937

12/16/2011

HR 2055, HCONRES94, HR3672, HR2055: Fiscal 2012 Appropriations - Previous Question

Y

239-

234

0

Y

Agree

179

938

12/16/2011

HR 3672, HCONRES94, HR2055: Fiscal 2012 Appropriations - Rule

Y

252-

233

0

Y

Agree

164

941

12/16/2011

HR2055: Fiscal 2012 Omnibus Appropriations - Conference Report

N

296-

147

86

Y

Disagree

121

111

3/19/2012

HR3992: Israeli Nonimmigrant Visas - Passage

Y

371-0

218

0

Y

Agree

256

5/16/2012

HR4119: Border Tunnel Smuggling - Passage

Y

416-4

233

3

Y

Agree

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Vote

Date

Issue

King

Result

R -Yes

R - No

Republican

Agree

Caucus

w/King

534

7/26/2012

HR4078: Regulatory Revisions - Non-Resident Aliens

Y

251-

233

3

Y

Agree

165

580

9/13/2012

S3245: Immigration and Visa Program Renewal - Passage

Y

412-3

228

3

Y

Agree

590

9/20/2012

HR6429: STEM Visa Program - Passage

Y

257-

227

5

Y

Agree

158

611

11/29/2012

HR6429: STEM Visa Program - Rule

Y

243-

233

0

Y

Agree

170

612

11/30/2012

HR6429: STEM Visa Program - Recommit

N

157-

0

226

N

Agree

231

613

11/30/2012

HR6429: STEM Visa Program - Passage

Y

245-

218

5

Y

Agree

139

197

6/5/2013

HR2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - Customs and Border Protection Staffing

N

186-

6

223

N

Agree

236

208

6/6/2013

HR2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - Immigration Enforcement Discretion

Y

224-

221

6

Y

Agree

201

241

6/14/2013

HR1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa Program

Y

420-3

227

2

Y

Agree

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