[Congressional Record Volume 154, Number 129 (Thursday, July 31, 2008)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1635]
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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION


                          HON. SANDER M. LEVIN

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, July 30, 2008

  Mr. LEVIN. Madam Speaker, I was also unavoidably absent yesterday 
during rollcall votes 534, 535 and 536. Had I been present, I would 
have voted ``yea'' on rollcall 534 to require the Secretary of Homeland 
Security to conduct a pilot program using mobile biometric 
identification tools to identify terrorists and other individuals who 
pose risks to border security; ``yea'' on rollcall 535 to require each 
federal agency to include a telephone number in its collection of 
information in order to assist people with filling out government 
forms; and ``yea'' on rollcall 536 to establish an ombudsman within the 
Department of Veterans Affairs.