Washington (CNN) – Speaker John Boehner announced Thursday that twelve "job creators" will sit in the speaker's box at President Barack Obama's joint address to Congress tonight.
Boehner said that each of these guests exemplify regulations that have effected businesses around the United States.
These are "people with real world experience on how the regulations coming out of this administration are impeding their ability to grow their business and create jobs," said Boehner.
Among the special guests in attendance will be Henry Juszkiewicz, CEO of Gibson Guitar Company. Looking for illegally imported wood, armed agents from the US Fish and Wildlife Service raided two of Gibson's Tennessee production facilities and its Nashville headquarters on Aug. 24.
A release announcing the invited guests from Boehner's office said that "unelected Washington bureaucrats won't say" why they raided the Gibson facility.
"No charges have been filed and federal regulators have not explained to the company what may have been wrong or how to rectify the situation," the Boehner release stated.
An affidavit filed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service does state why the facilities were raided. "Gibson falsely labeled the wood shipment to make it sound legal and suspiciously omitted the company's name as the recipient," stated the affidavit.
"Henry is the type of CEO that is doing the right thing," Rep. Marsha Blackburn. R-Tennessee. "My hope is that the President will listen to these employers and job creators and will help get America back to work."
Obama will outline his job creation plans in an address to Congress, and the special guests, at 7p.m. tonight.
The additional attendees include: