[Congressional Record Volume 157, Number 60 (Thursday, May 5, 2011)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E812-E813]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION


                         HON. GUS M. BILIRAKIS

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 5, 2011

  Mr. BILIRAKIS. Mr. Speaker, on Wednesday, May 4th, I missed rollcall 
votes 286-292 for unavoidable reasons.
  Specifically, I was in Tarpon Springs, Florida, in my congressional 
district, to attend the funeral of a close family member, who passed 
away earlier in the week.
  Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: rollcall vote No. 
286: ``yea'' (Adoption of H. Res. 237, the rule providing for the 
consideration of H.R. 3--No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act); 
rollcall vote No. 287: ``yea'' (Jackson-Lee Amendment No. 1); rollcall 
vote No. 288: ``yea'' (Capps Amendment No. 2); rollcall vote No. 289: 
``nay'' (McCarthy Motion to recommit H.R. 1214); rollcall vote No. 290: 
``yea'' (Passage of H.R. 1214, To Repeal Mandatory Funding for School-
based Health Center Construction); rollcall vote No. 291: ``nay'' 
(Speier Motion to recommit H.R. 3); rollcall vote No. 292: ``yea'' 
(Passage of H.R. 3, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act).

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