PERSONAL EXPLANATION; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 154
(Extensions of Remarks - October 22, 2009)

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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION

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                           HON. BOB ETHERIDGE

                           of north carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 22, 2009

  Mr. ETHERIDGE. Madam Speaker, I regret that a death in my family 
delayed my return to Washington this week. I was, therefore, unable to 
cast a vote on a number of rollcall votes on Tuesday, October 20, and 
Wednesday, October 21, 2009.
  Had I been present on Tuesday, October 20, I would have voted ``yes'' 
on H. Res. 558, supporting the increased understanding of, and interest 
in, computer science and computing careers among the public and in 
schools, and to ensure an ample and diverse future technology workforce 
through the designation of National Computer Science Education Week; 
``yes'' on H.R. 3319, designating the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 440 South Gulling Street in Portola, 
California, as the ``Army Specialist Jeremiah Paul McCleery Post Office 
Building''; and ``yes'' on H.R. 3763, amending the Fair Credit 
Reporting Act to provide for an exclusion from Red Flag Guidelines for 
certain businesses.
  Had I been present on Wednesday, October 21, I would have voted 
``yes'' on H. Res. 811, expressing support for designation of October 
2009 as ``National Principals Month.'' No school can be great without a 
great principal, and my district is fortunate to have an outstanding 
group of principals. High-quality school leadership is critical to 
supporting America's next generation of leaders and innovators.
  I also would have also voted ``yes'' on S. 1793, the Ryan White HIV/
AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009; ``yes'' on H. Res. 837, 
recognizing Kentucky Wesleyan College for its service as an institution 
of higher education for over 150 years; ``yes'' on H. Res. 660, 
recognizing the distinguished history of the Laurinburg Normal 
Industrial Institute; and ``yes'' on S. Con. Res. 43, authorizing the 
use of the rotunda of the Capitol for the presentation of the 
Congressional Gold Medal to former Senator Edward Brooke.

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