[Congressional Record Volume 161, Number 77 (Tuesday, May 19, 2015)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E749]
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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION

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                           HON. LOU BARLETTA

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, May 19, 2015

  Mr. BARLETTA. Mr. Speaker, on Tuesday, May 12, Wednesday, May 13, 
Thursday, May 14, Friday, May 15, and Monday, May 18, 2015, I was out 
on medical leave on account of a successful procedure to clear a 
blocked artery and was unable to be present for recorded votes.
  Had I been present, on May 12, I would have voted ``yes'' on roll 
call no. 216, the Don't Tax Our Fallen First Responders Act (H.R. 606), 
``no'' on roll call no. 217, the Edwards amendment to H.R. 1732, ``no'' 
on roll call no. 218, the Democratic Motion to Recommit with 
Instructions to H.R. 1732, ``yes'' on roll call no. 219, the Regulatory 
Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732), and ``yes'' on roll call no. 220, 
the Defending Public Safety Employee's Retirement Act (H.R. 2146).
  On May 13, had I been present, I would have voted ``yes'' on roll 
call no. 221, the rule allowing floor debate on H.R. 1735, H.R. 36, and 
H.R. 2048 (H. Res. 255). On roll call no. 222, I would have voted 
``no'' on the Democratic Motion to Recommit with Instructions, and I 
would have voted ``yes'' on roll call no. 223, passage of the Pain-
Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36.) I also would have voted 
``yes'' on roll call no. 224, passage of H.R. 2048, the Uniting and 
Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective 
Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015.
  On May 14, had I been present, I would have voted ``yes'' on roll 
call no. 225, the rule allowing further debate on H.R. 1735 (H. Res. 
260). I would also have voted ``yes'' on roll call no. 226, the Iran 
Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (H.R. 1191) and ``yes'' on roll 
call no. 227, the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 
2015 (H.R. 2297).
  Additionally, on amendments to H.R. 1735, I would have voted ``no'' 
on roll call no. 228, Polis amendment no. 2; ``yes'' on roll call no. 
229, Brooks of Alabama amendment no. 5; ``yes'' on roll call no. 230, 
Walorski amendment no. 15; ``no'' on roll call no. 231, Smith of 
Washington amendment no. 16; and ``yes'' on roll call no. 232, McCaul 
amendment no. 17.
  Had I been present on May 15, on amendments to H.R. 1735, I would 
have voted ``yes'' on roll call no. 233, Rohrabacher amendment no. 23; 
``yes'' on roll call no. 234, Lamborn amendment no. 27; ``no'' on roll 
call no. 235, Blumenauer amendment no. 32; ``yes'' on roll call no. 
236, Lucas amendment no. 38; ``no'' on roll call no. 237, Nadler 
amendment no. 41; and ``no'' on roll call no. 238, the Democratic 
Motion to Recommit H.R. 1735 with instruction. I would have voted 
``yes'' on roll call no. 239, final passage of H.R. 1735, the National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.
  On May 18, had I been present, I would have voted ``yes'' on roll 
call no. 240, the Veteran's I.D. Card Act (H.R. 91), ``yes'' on roll 
call no. 241, the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Relief 
Act (H.R. 1313), and ``yes'' on roll call no. 242, the Boosting Rates 
of American Veteran Employment Act (H.R. 1382).

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