[Congressional Record Volume 155, Number 41 (Monday, March 9, 2009)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E593]
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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION

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                         HON. VERNON J. EHLERS

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, March 9, 2009

  Mr. EHLERS. Madam Speaker, due to illness, I unfortunately was unable 
to be present and to vote on legislation considered by the House on 
March 3, 4, 5, and 6, 2009.
  On rollcall numbers 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 98, 99, 106, 108, and 
109, had I been present, I would have voted ``yes''.
  On rollcall numbers 97, 105, and 107, had I been present, I would 
have voted ``no''.
  On rollcall number 104, had I been present, I would have voted 
``no''. Though the Helping Families Save Act of 2009 (H.R. 1106) 
included some good provisions, the bill also included troubling 
bankruptcy provisions. On the amendments considered, had I been 
present, I would have voted ``yes'' on rollcalls 101 and 102 and ``no'' 
on rollcall 100. Also, had I been present, I would have voted ``yes'' 
on the Motion to Recommit with Instructions (rollcall 103).
  I regret that I did not have the opportunity to vote on these 
important measures.

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