[Congressional Record Volume 157, Number 27 (Friday, February 18, 2011)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E286-E287]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION


                          HON. MAZIE K. HIRONO

                               of hawaii

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, February 17, 2011

  Ms. HIRONO. Mr. Speaker, I inadvertently voted ``no'' on the Price 
Amendment (#514) to H.R. 1. I meant to vote ``yes'' for the amendment, 
which continues waiver provisions enacted for FY2009 and 2010 that 
enable local communities impacted by the economic downturn to use SAFER 
grant funds to maintain existing firefighters, re-hire laid off 
firefighters, and eliminate the local match requirement. I am grateful 
that it passed by a strong margin despite my error.

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