[Congressional Record Volume 161, Number 13 (Tuesday, January 27, 2015)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E124-E125]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION


                          HON. J. RANDY FORBES

                              of virginia

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, January 27, 2015

  Mr. FORBES. Mr. Speaker, last week I was unable to cast my vote for 
two important pieces of legislation. Had I been in the chamber, I would 
have voted YES on H.R. 161, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform 
Act and YES on H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and 
Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act. I voted to pass H.R. 7 in the 
113th Congress. This crucial bill will establish a government-wide, 
permanent prohibition on the funding of abortion, ensuring that no 
program or agency is exempt from this safeguard. I believe that life--
even in its earliest stages--deserves respect and protection. I am and 
always have been pro-life, and throughout my tenure in Congress will 
continue to be a strong advocate for the unborn.

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