[Congressional Record Volume 154, Number 194 (Saturday, January 3, 2009)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E2387]
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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION


                            HON. BART GORDON

                              of tennessee

                    in the house of representatives

                       Saturday, January 3, 2009

  Mr. GORDON of Tennessee. Madam Speaker, on rollcall 689 and 690, I 
would have voted Aye, but family responsibilities kept me from the 
Chamber. I believe enactment of this legislation would have helped the 
people of Tennessee. Due to a miscommunication on which vote was 
pending, my staff released inaccurate information to the press that I 
was in the Chamber and attempted to vote. I regret the confusion and 
want the Record to reflect my support for both measures.