The following are some of the bogus excuses for why some Congressional represented either voted wrongly or missed votes on important legislation in the House of Representatives:
The following were recorded on June 30, 2014
SPEECH OFHON. MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM OF NEW MEXICO IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014
- Ms. MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM of New Mexico. Mr. Speaker, on June 26, 2014, I incorrectly voted “no” on the motion to recommit for H.R. 4899 (rollcall vote 367). This was a mistake. I wanted to vote “yes” on the motion to recommit for H.R. 4899 and the record should reflect my intent.
SPEECH OFHON. TOM COLE OF OKLAHOMA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014
- Mr. COLE. Mr. Speaker, I was unavoidably detained and was not present for rollcall vote No. 368. Had I been present, I would have voted “yea” on final passage of H.R. 4899, the Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America That Works Act of 2014.
The following was recorded on June 26, 2014:
SPEECH OFHON. MICHELE BACHMANN OF MINNESOTA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
- Mrs. BACHMANN. Mr. Speaker, during rollcall vote 356, I was away from the House floor and intended to vote “aye.”
The following was recorded on June 25, 2014:
SPEECH OFHON. ROSA L. DeLAURO OF CONNECTICUT IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014
- Ms. DELAURO. Mr. Speaker, I was unavoidably detained and so I missed rollcall vote No. 350 regarding the “Pallone of New Jersey Part B Amendment No. 1” (H.R. 3301). Had I been present, I would have voted “yes.”
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