[Congressional Record Volume 158, Number 166 (Friday, December 21, 2012)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1984]
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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION

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                           HON. BEN RAY LUJAN

                             of new mexico

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, December 20, 2012

  Mr. LUJAN. Mr. Speaker, due to a family matter requiring my presence 
in New Mexico, I was not able to be present for a number of votes on 
the House floor this week.
  Had I been present for rollcall vote No. 627, on motion to suspend 
the rules and pass H.R. 4606, to authorize the issuance of right-of-way 
permits for natural gas pipelines in Glacier National Park, and for 
other purposes, as amended, I would have voted ``aye.''
  Had I been present for rollcall vote No. 628, on motion to suspend 
the rules and pass S. 3193, the Barona Band of Mission Indians Land 
Transfer Clarification Act of 2012, I would have voted ``aye.''
  Had I been present for rollcall vote No. 629, on motion to suspend 
the rules and pass H.R. 6504, the Small Business Investment Company 
Modernization Act of 2012, I would have voted ``aye.''
  Had I been present for rollcall vote No. 630, on motion to suspend 
the rules and agree to the Senate Amendment on H.R. 3783, an act to 
provide for a comprehensive strategy to counter Iran's growing hostile 
presence and activity in the Western Hemisphere, and for other 
purposes, I would have voted ``aye.''
  Had I been present for rollcall vote No. 631, on motion to suspend 
the rules and pass H.R. 6621, to correct and improve certain provisions 
of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States 
Code, as amended, I would have voted ``aye.''
  Had I been present for rollcall vote No. 632, on motion to suspend 
the rules and pass S. 3642, the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification 
Act, I would have voted ``aye.''
  Had I been present for rollcall vote No. 633, on motion to suspend 
the rules and pass H.R. 6672, to reauthorize certain programs under the 
Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 
with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and 
response and for other purposes, I would have voted ``aye.''
  Had I been present for rollcall vote No. 634, on motion to suspend 
the rules and pass H.R. 1845, the Medicare IVIG Access Act, I would 
have voted ``aye.''
  Had I been present for rollcall vote No. 635, on motion to suspend 
the rules and agree to H. Res. 668, to refer H.R. 5862, a bill making 
congressional reference to the United States Court of Federal Claims 
pursuant to sections 1492 and 2509 of title 28, United States Code, the 
Indian trust-related claims of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma as well as 
its individual members, as amended, I would have voted ``aye.''
  Had I been present for rollcall vote No. 636, on the motion to 
suspend the rules and pass H.R. 6655, the Protect Our Kids Act, I would 
have voted ``aye.''
  Had I been present for rollcall vote No. 637, on the motion to 
suspend the rules and pass S. 3564, the Public Interest 
Declassification Board Reauthorization Act, I would have voted ``aye.''
  Had I been present for rollcall vote No. 638, on the motion to 
suspend the rules and pass H.R. 6016, the Government Employee 
Accountability Act, as amended, I would have voted ``aye.''

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