[Congressional Record Volume 153, Number 29 (Thursday, February 15, 2007)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E359]
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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION


                           HON. JIM McDERMOTT

                             of washington

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, February 14, 2007

  Mr. McDERMOTT. Madam Speaker, due to a death in my family I needed to 
depart Washington, DC, last week and missed several votes on February 
8, 2007.
  Had I been here, I would have voted ``aye'' on: rollcall vote 87, the 
Hastings of Florida amendment; rollcall vote 88, the Rogers (MI) 
amendment; rollcall vote 89, the Weller amendment; rollcall vote 90, 
the Cantor amendment; and rollcall vote 92, final passage of H.R. 547.
  I would have voted ``no'' on rollcall vote 91, the Motion to