[Congressional Record Volume 153, Number 75 (Tuesday, May 8, 2007)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E979]
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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION


                            HON. SAM GRAVES

                              of missouri

                    in the house of representatives

                          Tuesday, May 8, 2007

  Mr. GRAVES. Madam Speaker, I would like to state for the record my 
position on the following votes I missed due to the death of my 
  On Wednesday evening and Thursday May 2 and 3, 2007, I was granted an 
official leave of absence and thus missed rollcall votes 284 through 
301. Had I been present, I would have voted ``nay'' on rollcall votes 
288, 293, 296, 297, and 299 and ``yea'' on rollcall votes 284, 285, 
286, 287, 289, 290, 291, 292, 294, 295, 298, 300, and 301.
  In addition, on May 7th I missed rollcall votes 302, 303, and 304 
because of flooding in my district. My services were being utilized in 
the district helping fill sandbags to prevent any further flooding. I 
would have voted ``nay'' on rollcall vote 302 and ``yea'' on rollcall 
vote 303 and 304.