[Congressional Record Volume 154, Number 149 (Thursday, September 18, 2008)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1837]
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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION


                         HON. MARIO DIAZ-BALART

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 18, 2008

  Mr. MARIO DIAZ-BALART of Florida. Madam Speaker, on Monday, September 
15, 2008, I was unavoidably detained and thus I missed rollcall votes 
Nos. 589 through 591. Had I been present, I would have voted in the 
following manner:
  On rollcall vote No. 589 on H. Res. 1200, honoring the dedicated and 
outstanding work of military support groups across the country for 
their steadfast support of the members of our Armed Forces and their 
families, I would have voted ``aye.''
  On rollcall vote No. 590, on H. Con. Res. 390, of which I am a 
cosponsor, honoring the 28th Infantry Division for serving and 
protecting the United States, I would have voted ``aye.''
  On rollcall No. 591, H.R. 6889, to extend the authority of the 
Secretary of Education to ensure continued access to Federal student 
loans, for 1 year, I would have voted ``aye.''