(House of Representatives - July 20, 2011)

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                         A LITTLE LOCAL FLAVOR

  (Mr. PALAZZO asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. PALAZZO. Mr. Speaker, two things come from a town called Kiln, 
Mississippi: a famous NFL quarterback and Lazy Magnolia Beer. We know 
Brett's story, but let me tell you about Lazy Magnolia.
  One Christmas, Leslie Henderson bought her husband, Mark, a home brew 
kit. The two engineers started brewing beer and eventually turned their 
hobby into a business.
  We can fix our faltering economy by giving small business owners more 
responsibility. H.R. 1236, the Small Brew Act, does that, allowing a 
much needed tax cut to our small brewers. By lowering the tax on the 
beer they produce, these companies will have more revenue to invest in 
maintaining and hiring employees. This legislation therefore promises 
to create over 4,000 jobs.
  On that Christmas a few years ago, Lazy Magnolia Beer had no 
employees. Today it provides jobs to about 20 people in Hancock County. 
That, my friends, is an American success story.