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Bill to remove Capitol’s Confederate statues OK’d by House panel

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Amid the nationwide furor over Confederate statues, the House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee approved a spending bill that would order the removal of Confederate imagery from the Capitol.

“We need to make a statement now on something that we can control — the removal of statues that many visitors find offensive,” Chairman Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, said at the bill’s markup Tuesday.

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