[Congressional Record Volume 160, Number 139 (Friday, November 14, 2014)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1577]
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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION


                           HON. LOU BARLETTA

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                       Friday, November 14, 2014

  Mr. BARLETTA. Mr. Speaker, this week I was not able to vote because I 
was home recuperating from surgery to remove plaque from my right 
carotid artery. I missed the following roll call votes: 516, 517, 518, 
and 519.
  Had I been present, I would have voted ``aye'' on roll call 516, the 
Government Reports Elimination Act (H.R. 4194); ``aye'' on roll call 
517, the rule (H. Res. 748) to proceed to the measure to approve the 
Keystone XL Pipeline; ``nay'' on roll call 518, the motion to recommit 
with instructions for H.R. 5682; and ``aye'' on roll call 519, final 
passage of H.R. 5682, the bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. I 
am a cosponsor of H.R. 5682 and strongly support its passage, as 
construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline means jobs, specifically in 
the Pennsylvania manufacturing industry.