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Rep. Steve King speaks on the health care bill in Washington
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) speaks at a press conference on the cost of the health care bill in Washington on January 13, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Steven Arnold "Steve" King (born May 28, 1949) is the U.S. Representative for Iowa's 5th congressional district, serving since 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party.

The district is located in the western part of the state and includes Sioux City and Council Bluffs.

King was born on May 28, 1949 in Storm Lake, Iowa. The son of a state police dispatcher and a homemaker, King graduated from Denison Community High School in 1967. He attended Northwest Missouri State University from 1967 to 1970, taking courses toward becoming a wildlife officer. He does not have a college degree. In 1975, he founded King Construction, an earth moving company. King founded the Kiron Business Association in the 1980s. His involvement with the Iowa Land Improvement Contractors' Association led to regional and national offices in that organization and a growing interest in public policy.

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