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Personal Explanation

Rep. Glenn Thompson

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Mr. Speaker, I was not in attendance on Friday, September 9, 2011, due to catastrophic flooding in Pennsylvania's Fifth Congressional District. My presence was needed at home, on the ground, with my constituents, first-responders, and recovery teams. While back in Pennsylvania, I met with local officials and constituents to help assist in disaster recovery efforts. I also toured many of the towns in the 5th District of Pennsylvania that were most affected by the floods. Consequently, I missed the vote on the Hunter Amendment to H.R. 1892, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.

Had I been present for rollcall vote number 695, my vote on Amendment #6, offered by Mr. Hunter of California, to H.R. 1892 would have been ``yes.''