By Erica Wisniewski - 09/08/11 04:39 PM EDT
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Thursday morning that he will sit with a group of business owners during President Obama's jobs speech.
After the Republican' weekly conference meeting, Boehner told reporters that he invited representatives from 12 U.S. companies to watch Obama's jobs speech from his box in the House chamber.
The Speaker noted that the invitees are "job creators ... with real world experience about how the regulations that are coming out of this administration are impeding their ability to grow their business and create jobs."
In a separate statement, the Speaker's office listed 13 private business owners that are expected to attend Thursday's speech as the Speaker's guests. For more details on the expected attendees, read The Hill's Floor Action Blog.