[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1801]
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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION

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                            HON. SAM GRAVES

                              of missouri

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, September 5, 2007

  Mr. GRAVES. Madam Speaker, I would like to state for the record my 
position on the following votes I missed due to reasons beyond my 
control.
  On Monday, September 4, 2007, I was tending to personal matters and 
thus missed rollcall votes 847, 848, 849. Had I been present, I would 
have voted ``aye'' on all votes.

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