Steve King Town Hall Meeting

Iowa Fourth District U.S. Congressman Steve King emphasizes a response to a question during Friday afternoon’s town hall meeting at the Franklin County Courthouse in Hampton. DICK FRIDLEY PHOTO

Fourth District Iowa Congressman Steve King addressed a number of issues during a town hall meeting Friday afternoon at the Franklin County courtroom in Hampton.

In his introductory remarks, King talked about the United States trade issue.

“It’s been a bit frustrating for a lot of us,” he said. “The USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement) allows us to gain a little bit in every category, including quite a bit in the dairy industry.”

King said he is hopeful that Canada can approve the measure by July 4. “Passage of this agreement will help to give us leverage in our future dealings with China,” he said.

Another key topic was the MISSION Act and the work of taking care of veterans in the United States. “I have long been in favor of taking care of veterans’ needs, whatever they maybe,” he said.,p> King was asked what he has focused on since being stripped early this year by House Republicans of his committee assignments as a punishment for controversial comments he made about race and white nationalism.

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