(House of Representatives - April 26, 2013)

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                          LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE

  (Mr. SMITH of Texas asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. SMITH of Texas. Mr. Speaker, last night, a random telephone poll 
of my constituents was conducted in five Hill Country counties in the 
21st District of Texas.
  Here are the results:
  Eighty-eight percent feel that the border should be secured before 
other immigration reforms take effect; 84 percent favor a system that 
would require employers to hire legal workers; 96 percent think that 
the Federal Government should balance its budget; and 85 percent 
believe the American people are taxed too much.
  These are sincerely held views by hardworking, law-abiding, tax-
paying good Americans. Congress would do well to heed their advice.