FIRST DAY: King Gets Down To Business

Rep. Steve King

The 113th Congress of the United States is just getting into gear, but Iowa Representative Steve King wasted no time proposing major legislation.

King wants to change the U.S. Constitution by targeting the 14th Amendment. In particular, he wants to change the citizenship clause which says, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States are citizens of the United States.”

According to King many people interpret that clause to mean children of illegal immigrants born in the U.S. are U.S. citizens, which he thinks is flawed.

To address that issue, he proposed a law called the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2013. Under it, you would only be considered a U.S. citizen if at least one parent was a citizen or legal permanent resident or if one parent was an undocumented immigrant serving in the military.

Some other major legislation King introduced Friday included a motion to repeal the 16th Amendment which created income tax and replace it with a consumption tax, as well as a bill to repeal the entire Affordable Care Act.