[Congressional Record Volume 157, Number 167 (Thursday, November 3, 2011)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1993-E1994]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION


                           HON. JOE COURTNEY

                             of connecticut

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, November 3, 2011

  Mr. COURTNEY. Mr. Speaker, I regret that I was unable to attend votes 
on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 as I was attending to needs

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in my district resulting from the unprecedented snow storm that hit 
Connecticut this past weekend. Had I been present, I would have voted 
``yea'' on rollcall 816, reaffirming ``In God We Trust'' as the 
official motto of the United States, and ``yea'' on rollcall vote 817, 
on passage of the Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act of