[Congressional Record Volume 157, Number 108 (Tuesday, July 19, 2011)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1356]
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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION


                        HON. TIMOTHY V. JOHNSON

                              of illinois

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, July 19, 2011

  Mr. JOHNSON of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, on Monday, July 18, 2011, I was 
unable to attend votes due to conflicting appointments as a result of 
the change in the legislative calendar for this week. Monday evening I 
held a listening event with local farmers at the fairgrounds. Had there 
been advance notice of a schedule change, I would have moved my 
appointment with the farmers. However, I could not, in good conscience, 
cancel on a group that had been on my schedule for several months.
  Had I been present, my votes would have been as follows:
  For H.R. 33, I would have voted, ``yea''. I believe this suspension 
resolves financial uncertainty for churches, especially during this 
rough economic period.
  For Approval of the Journal, I would have voted, ``yea''.