PERSONAL EXPLANATION; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 84
(Extensions of Remarks - May 22, 2018)

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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION

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                          HON. MAC THORNBERRY

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, May 22, 2018

  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Speaker, on Monday, May 21, 2018, I was unable to 
be in Washington and missed Roll Call votes No. 207, To amend title 38, 
United States Code, to provide for the disapproval of any course of 
education for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs unless the educational institution 
providing the course permits individuals to attend or participate in 
courses pending payment by Department, and for other purposes; No. 208, 
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a five-year 
extension to the homeless veterans reintegration programs and to 
provide clarification regarding eligibility for services under such 
programs; and No. 209, To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to 
enter into a memorandum of understanding with the executive director of 
a national network of State-based prescription monitoring programs 
under which Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers shall 
query such network, and for other purposes. Had I been present, I would 
have voted ``Yes'' on all three bills.

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