(House of Representatives - October 13, 2011)

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  (Mr. JOHNSON of Ohio asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. JOHNSON of Ohio. Madam Speaker, last week we witnessed shocking, 
shocking hypocrisy from President Obama. His Justice Department filed a 
lawsuit, a frivolous lawsuit, to block the State of Alabama from 
enforcing a law that would keep illegal immigrants from taking American 
  In the lawsuit, Mr. Obama's lawyers claimed that the law would expose 
those whom authorities suspect might be here illegally from ``new 
difficulties in routine dealings.'' Now, keep in mind that this is the 
same Obama administration that is strangling small businesses with job-
killing regulations, and because of Barack Obama, virtually every small 
business in America is now facing ``new difficulties in routine 
  The people I represent are beyond frustrated with Washington 
politicians, who are slow to protect America's businesses, yet who are 
quick to sue over a law that would help American citizens get jobs. 
Americans have given up on their leadership, so here is a message for 
President Obama:
  Stop targeting small businesses, and let these job creators get back 
to doing what they do best--creating jobs.

                Announcement by the Speaker Pro Tempore

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair would remind all Members to 
refrain from engaging in personalities toward the President.