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House Floor Explodes Over Confederate Flag Resolution

By JM Rieger and Bridget Bowman and Cory Brown

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Hours after Republicans pulled a fiscal 2016 Interior-Environment spending bill over an amendment permitting Confederate flag imagery on graves on federal land, lawmakers again found themselves scrambling on the House floor. Following a failed vote to adjourn the House in protest over the Confederate flag amendment, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi offered a resolution to remove any state flag containing the Confederate flag from House grounds, which Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy quickly moved to refer to the House Administration Committee. The House voted 238-176 to send the resolution to committee, with 19 members voting “present.” Read more.

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