[Congressional Record Volume 154, Number 130 (Friday, August 1, 2008)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1698]
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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION


                            HON. LAMAR SMITH

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, August 1, 2008

  Mr. SMITH of Texas. Madam Speaker, yesterday the House voted on a 
motion to censure the gentleman from New York, Mr. Rangel.
  Members had no advance notice of the vote, and I did not familiarize 
myself with the substance of the motion as much as I would have liked.
  If the vote were taken again, I would vote present rather than