[Congressional Record Volume 158, Number 18 (Friday, February 3, 2012)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E130]
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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION


                           HON. ANDRE CARSON

                               of indiana

                    in the house of representatives

                        Friday, February 3, 2012

  Mr. CARSON of Indiana. Mr. Speaker, on February 3, 2012, I missed 
rollcall votes 31, 32, and 33 because of district business. Had I been 
present, I would have voted ``yes'' on rollcall 31 and ``no'' on 
rollcall 32. I would also have voted ``yes'' on rollcall 33, because it 
is critical to support aviation jobs and safety in our skies. However, 
I am strongly opposed to the inclusion of anti-labor provisions that 
will increase from 35 percent to 50 percent the required number of 
employees who must show interest in forming a union before the National 
Mediation Board can allow election procedures to begin. These 
provisions will make it more difficult for American workers to organize 
for the protection of their rights, pay and safety. I encourage my 
colleagues to immediately begin consideration of legislation to reverse 
these misguided provisions.