[Congressional Record Volume 159, Number 95 (Friday, June 28, 2013)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E992]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION


                         HON. YVETTE D. CLARKE

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, June 27, 2013

  Ms. CLARKE. Mr. Speaker, I was unavoidably detained in my district 
and missed the votes on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 and Wednesday, June 26, 
  Had I been present, I would have voted ``yea'' on rollcall No. 287, 
H.R. 2383--To designate the new Interstate Route 70 bridge over the 
Mississippi River connecting St. Louis, Missouri, and southwestern 
Illinois as the ``Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge'';
  ``Yea'' on rollcall No. 288, H.R. 1092--To designate the air route 
traffic control center located in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the 
``Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center'';
  ``No'' on rollcall No. 289, Motion on Ordering the Previous Question 
on the Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 1613, H.R. 2231, and 
H.R. 2410--Democrats are urged to vote no on the Previous Question so 
that Mr. Hastings of Florida can offer his amendment to the Rule, which 
allows for Mr. Courtney of Connecticut's bill, H.R. 1595--Student Loan 
Relief Act of 2013, to be considered under an open Rule. H.R. 1595 
would amend the Higher Education Act of 1965, extending the freeze on 
subsidized student loan interest rates for two years, which would 
prevent rates from doubling from 3.4% to 6.8% on July 1. Immediate 
action is necessary to protect college students and families, given the 
short time remaining before rates double. Republicans should not allow 
the House to go into its 8th full week of recess this year without 
addressing this critical issue with a bipartisan solution that can 
become law; and
  ``No'' on rollcall No. 290, H. Res. 274--Rule providing for 
consideration of H.R. 1613--Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary 
Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act, H.R. 2231--Offshore Energy 
and Jobs Act, and H.R. 2410--Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and 
Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014.