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Self-described "bill-killer," King says blocking "bad bills" is just as important as passing new ones

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Congressman Steve King has never faced a Republican primary since being elected 11-years ago, last November.  So far, he seems to be keeping that streak alive as he goes for seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

His critics say King has stood in the way of progress in Washington, and not been able to get much of his own legislation passed.

King confirms that he did not author a single bill that became law last year.  However, he says that doesn't mean he isn't an effective voice on Capitol Hill.

"The best thing that anybody can do that goes to the United States Congress is kill bad ideas, kill bad bills, and I've been involved in a fair amount of that," King pointed out during an in-studio interview.

While the economy has been a key issue in recent election cycles, Congressman King expects health care to take center stage.

"It's more likely that Obamacare is the central issue in the upcoming election. Americans have never been so against Obamacare, as they are as we speak now, and I think it will get worse the more experience they have with it, the more they'll dislike it," said King.

King will return to Washington for farm bill talks on Monday.  He says a vote could come as early as the end of the week.

Democrat Jim Mowrer has announced his intention to run against King in the next election.


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