VOTE EXPLANATION; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 35
(Senate - March 03, 2016)

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                            VOTE EXPLANATION

  Mr. REID. Mr. President, as Senators, we pride ourselves in making 
sure that we vote when we are required to vote, and we are always very 
aware of when the votes occur and what happens with the votes. I missed 
a vote yesterday at 4 o'clock.
  My staff has told me the clerks here are concerned that they did 
something wrong. I missed the vote. It was my fault. It was no one's 
fault but my own. I had a doctor's appointment at 4:30, and I got here 
too late.
  So everyone should understand that I have missed other votes, and I 
have already announced how I would have voted had I voted, and it 
wouldn't have changed the outcome of the vote. So all the clerks, who 
serve us so well all the time, shouldn't worry at all about my not 
being recorded on that vote.
  So calm down, everybody. I don't care. You shouldn't care.