[Congressional Record Volume 158, Number 91 (Friday, June 15, 2012)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1050]
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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION

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                         HON. LAURA RICHARDSON

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, June 15, 2012

  Ms. RICHARDSON. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to address the 
House for one minute and revise and extend my remarks.
  I was unavoidably detained on Tuesday, June 5th and for the early 
afternoon of Wednesday, June 6th. Therefore was not present to be 
recorded on rollcall votes No. 315 to 324. I ask the Record to reflect 
that had I been present I would have voted as follows:
  1. On rollcall No. 315 (McClintock Amendment #3), I would have voted 
``no'' (June 5)
  (Reduces the Nuclear Energy account by $514,391,000, and applies the 
savings to the spending reduction account.)
  2. On rollcall No. 316 (Hirono Amendment), I would have voted ``aye'' 
(June 5)
  (Reduces the Fossil Energy Research and Development account by 
$133,400,000, and increases funds for the Advanced Research Project 
Agency--Energy (ARPA E) account by the same amount.)
  3. On rollcall No. 317 (McClintock Amendment #5), I would have voted 
``no'' (June 5)
  (Zeroes out the Fossil Energy Research and Development account (a cut 
of $554 million) and applies the savings to the spending reduction 
account.)
  4. On rollcall No. 318 (Matheson Amendment), I would have voted 
``aye'' (June 5)
  (Increases the Non-Defense Environmental Cleanup account by 
$9,600,000, and reduces the National Nuclear Security Administration 
construction and expansion account by the same amount.)
  5. On rollcall No. 319 (Rohrabacher Amendment), I would have voted 
``no'' (June 6)
  (Prohibits the use of funds to be used for the U.S. China Clean 
Energy Research Center.)
  6. On rollcall No. 320 (First Stearns Amendment), I would have voted 
``no'' (June 6)
  (Prohibits the use of funds to be used by the Department of Energy to 
subordinate any loan obligation to other financing in violation of 
section 1702 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (the loan guarantee 
provisions) or to subordinate any Guaranteed Obligation to any loan or 
other debt obligations in violation of section 609.10 of title 10 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations.)
  7. On rollcall No. 321 (Shimkus Amendment), I would have voted ``no'' 
(June 6)
  (Reduces the Department of Energy salary and expenses account by $10 
million and increases the Nuclear Regulatory Commission salaries and 
expenses account by the same amount to support review of the Yucca 
Mountain nuclear waste repository license.)
  8. On rollcall No. 322 (Tipton Amendment), I would have voted ``aye'' 
(June 6)
  (Prohibits agencies funded under the bill from conducting surveys in 
which money is included or provided for the benefit of the survey 
responder.)
  9. On rollcall No. 323 (Second Luetkemeyer Amendment), I would have 
voted ``no'' (June 6)
  (Prohibits the use of funds to be used for the study of the Missouri 
River Projects authorized in section 108 of the FY 2009 Energy and 
Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.)
  10. On rollcall No. 324 (Fourth Jackson Lee Amendment), I would have 
voted ``aye'' (June 6)
  (Reduces the amount made available for the ``Atomic Energy Defense 
Activities--National Nuclear Security Administration--Weapons 
Activities'' Account by $10 million and increases the amount made 
available for the ``Corps of Engineers--Civil--Department of the Army--
Construction'' Account by the same amount.)

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