[Congressional Record Volume 154, Number 30 (Monday, February 25, 2008)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E229]
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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION


                        HON. ELIJAH E. CUMMINGS

                              of maryland

                    in the house of representatives

                       Monday, February 25, 2008

  Mr. CUMMINGS. Madam Speaker, on February 12, 2008, due to obligations 
in the district, I missed the following recorded votes:
  Roll No. 43, on H. Res. 954--Honoring the life of senior Border 
Patrol agent Luis A. Aguilar, who lost his life in the line of duty 
near Yuma, Arizona, on January 19, 2008; had I been present, I would 
have voted ``aye.''
  Roll No. 44, on H. Res. 909--Commemorating the courage of the Haitian 
soldiers that fought for American independence in the ``Siege of 
Savannah,'' and for Haiti's independence and renunciation of slavery; 
had I been present, I would have voted ``aye.''
  Roll No. 45, on H. Con. Res. 281--Celebrating the birth of Abraham 
Lincoln and recognizing the prominence the Declaration of Independence 
played in the development of Abraham Lincoln's beliefs; had I been 
present, I would have voted ``aye.''