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Personal Explanation

Rep. Vernon J. Ehlers

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Madam Speaker, due to illness, I unfortunately was unable to be present and to vote on legislation considered by the House on March 3, 4, 5, and 6, 2009.

On rollcall numbers 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 98, 99, 106, 108, and 109, had I been present, I would have voted ``yes''.

On rollcall numbers 97, 105, and 107, had I been present, I would have voted ``no''.

On rollcall number 104, had I been present, I would have voted ``no''. Though the Helping Families Save Act of 2009 (H.R. 1106) included some good provisions, the bill also included troubling bankruptcy provisions. On the amendments considered, had I been present, I would have voted ``yes'' on rollcalls 101 and 102 and ``no'' on rollcall 100. Also, had I been present, I would have voted ``yes'' on the Motion to Recommit with Instructions (rollcall 103).

I regret that I did not have the opportunity to vote on these important measures.

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