Steve King unveils 'Diamond and Silk Act' named for conservative YouTubers

Rep. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold KingJD Scholten says he doesn't need DCCC to win Iowa seat The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden builds big lead in battleground Florida Progressive Bowman ousts Engel in New York primary MORE (R-Iowa) this week unveiled legislation named for the conservative YouTube personalities “Diamond and Silk.”

The Diamond and Silk Act would take funds from so-called sanctuary cities and reallocate the money to help veterans and homeless people, according to Roll Call

“The ‘Diamond and Silk Act,’ which may also be referred to as the ‘End Sanctuaries and Help Our American Homeless and Veterans Act,’ is the product of a discussion on immigration policy with King held with Diamond and Silk earlier this year,” said a press release from his office, the news outlet reported.


“It came out of our discussions,” King said at a Wednesday press conference.

Last year, King invited Diamond and Silk to testify at a House hearing about alleged censorship of conservatives on social media.  

House leadership removed King from his committee assignments earlier this year after he questioned in an interview with The New York Times how the terms “white nationalist,” "Western civilization" and “white supremacist” became offensive.