MESSAGE FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: BACK OFF
(House of Representatives - October 13, 2011)

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                MESSAGE FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: BACK OFF

  (Mr. POE of Texas asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute.)
  Mr. POE of Texas. Madam Speaker, when I meet with businesses across 
southeast Texas, their message for the Federal Government is clear. 
Back off.
  Over 14 million Americans are unemployed because companies are not 
hiring. Companies are not hiring because of the uncertainty in the 
economy.
  The Federal Government redtape, high taxes, and unnecessary 
regulations are crippling job creators and adding to the uncertainty. 
America has become an unfriendly place to do business, so businesses 
are either not hiring or they move out of the country.
  The Judiciary Committee will soon vote on the REINS Act. I support 
this bill because it says that Congress must approve every major rule 
proposed by the executive branch before it could be imposed on the 
American people and the American companies.
  So the EPA's dust regulation, among several, would be no more. It is 
the responsibility of Congress to rein in the administration's runaway 
regulators. That is how we get America back to work.
  The Federal Government cannot create jobs, but its self-inflicted 
overregulation is destroying jobs. It's time to end the out-of-control 
Federal regulation terror on American businesses.
  And that's just the way it is.

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