[Congressional Record Volume 154, Number 116 (Tuesday, July 15, 2008)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1468]
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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION


                             HON. AL GREEN

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, July 15, 2008

  Mr. AL GREEN of Texas. Madam Speaker, yesterday I was unavailable to 
vote and missed the votes on:
  H. Res. 1067--Recognizing the 50th anniversary of the crossing of the 
North Pole by the USS Nautilus (SSN 571) and its significance in the 
history of both our Nation and the world (Rep. Courtney--Armed 
  H. Res. 1080--Honoring the extraordinary service and exceptional 
sacrifice of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), known as the 
Screaming Eagles (Rep. Whitfield--Armed Services).
  H. Con. Res. 297--Recognizing the 60th anniversary of the integration 
of the United States Armed Forces. (Rep. Rogers (AL)--Armed Services).
  Although each of those bills passed by an overwhelming margin, I 
respectfully request the opportunity to record my position. Had I been 
present I would have voted ``yea''' on rollcalls 486, 487, and 488.