(Extensions of Remarks - April 17, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E481]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []

                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION


                           HON. RODNEY DAVIS

                              of illinois

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, April 17, 2013

  Mr. RODNEY DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, on the evening of Monday, 
April 15, 2013, I joined Bishop Thomas Paprocki and Father Alan Hunter 
to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation of my daughter and her 
classmates from St. Mary's Parish in Taylorville, St. Rita's Parish in 
Kincaid, and Holy Trinity Parish in Stonington, Illinois.
  Had I been present in Washington DC on Monday April 15, 2013, my 
votes would have been as follows:
  For rollcall No. 103, on suspending the rules and passing H.R. 1162, 
the Government Accountability Office Improvement Act, which confirms 
that the GAO has the authority to go to court to force departments to 
hand over records, as well as generally assures that the GAO has the 
proper tools to monitor agencies, I would have voted ``yes.''
  For rollcall No. 104 on suspending the rules and passing H.R. 882, 
the Contracting and Tax Accountability Act of 2013, which states that 
it is the policy of the United States that no government contracts or 
grants should be awarded to individuals or companies with seriously 
delinquent federal tax debts, I would have voted ``yes.''
  For rollcall No. 105 on suspending the rules and passing H.R. 249, 
the Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act, which prohibits any person 
who has a serious delinquent tax debt from serving on an executive 
agency, working for the U.S. Postal Service, the Postal Regulatory 
Commission, and an employing authority in the legislative branch, I 
would have voted ``yes.''
  It is an honor to serve the people of the 13th Congressional District 
of Illinois.